Creating Nesting Sites for Attracting Birds to the North Coast Pacific Garden

Birds use as many different styles of housing as do humans. Some nest on the ground in grasses or under foliage. Some nest in shrubbery at varying heights. Others prefer "high-rise" accommodations, seeking out structural sites that range from cavities in tree trunks to convenient nooks and ledges on buildings or cliffs.

Some birds live and breed comfortably in urban and suburban environments, while others nest in remote areas, visiting a residential garden only for food and water - or during migration. At nesting time, some birds occupy a large territory, each pair keeping away others of its kind (though not necessarily other species).

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