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).