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Plants for Songbirds

Author: Kevin Jinn, 2018


Try these Food Plants for Songbirds!


The following native plants are a good source of food for fruit-eating birds, ranging from American Robins, Varied Thrushes, and Cedar Waxwings to birds as large as Pileated Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, California Quail and Band-tailed Pigeons.


Food Plants Saskatoon Berry- Amelanchier alnifolia Arbutus - Arbutus menziesii Kinnikinnick - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Hairy Manzanita - Arctostaphylos columbiana Red osier Dogwood - Cornus sericea Bunchberry - Cornus unalaschkensis Black Hawthorne - Crataegus douglasii Coastal Strawberry - Fragaria chiloensis Woodland Strawberry- Fragaria vesca Salal - Gaultheria shallon Common Juniper - Juniperus communis Trumpet Honeysuckle - Lonicera ciliosa Black Twinberry - Lonicera involucrata Hairy Honeysuckle - Lonicera hispidula Dull Oregon Grape - Mahonia nervosa Tall Oregon Grape - Mahonia aquifolium False Lily-of-the-Valley - Maianthemum dilatatum Indian Plum - Oemleria cerasiformis Bitter Cherry - Prunus emarginata Garry Oak - Quercus garryana Red Flowering Currant - Ribes sanguineum Gummy Gooseberry - Ribes lobbii Baldhip Rose - Rosa gymnocarpa Nootka Rose - Rosa nutkana Thimbleberry - Rubus paviflorus Salmonberry - Rubus spectabilis Elderberry spp. -Sambucus cerulean, S. racemosa Trailing Snowberry -Symphoricarpos mollis Western Snowberry - Symphoricarpos albus Blueberry spp. - Vaccinium alaskense, V. ovalifolium Evergreen Huckleberry - Vaccinium ovatum Red Huckleberry - Vaccinium parvifolium Remember, plantings that provide food or shelter for songbirds will bring them to your home. Always try to use native species as much as possible - they provide the most value and are much more likely to be used by our native bird species for nesting and habitat.


Reference

The City of Saanich. Retrieved from https://www.saanich.ca/assets/Community/

Documents/Environment/naturescape/Butterfly_food_plants_

hummingbird-bird_plants.pdf


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