Apartment Garden Blues (Blog): Birds in the Garden

Mourning Dove BirdOne of my hobbies is birdwatching. I try to photograph each wild bird species I see (that doesn’t always work out), and I document all of the birds I’ve seen. I have a separate list for birds that I can see in my balcony garden or in the trees just beyond my balcony. To attract birds to my urban balcony garden, I put out black oil sunflower seeds and sugar water for hummingbirds. The list is arranged from the bird species I see most often down to the birds just spotted once or twice.

Balcony Garden Bird List

All of these birds are commonly seen birds in Southern California. Where do you live, and what are the bird species you see most often in your balcony container garden?



Alexandra Martin is a professional writer from Southern California who grows vegetables, herbs, lots of aloe vera and one giant Boston fern in her balcony garden. She also grows dracaena, pothos and English ivy indoors. She loves traveling and birdwatching in addition to gardening.

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