Maryland Backyard Birds

Northern Cardinal

What birds can you expect to see in a Maryland backyard? While every property is different with its own mix of birds, many are pretty typical. These are the Maryland backyard birds commonly seen in our central Maryland yard.

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Hummingbird Feeder Tips

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird at an Aspects Feeder
(Ruby-Throated Hummingbird)

Hummingbird Feeder Tips: Here in Maryland, the temperature has been jumping around: winter, spring and summer taking turns all in a week or two. But today I took the plunge and put away my birdbath heaters and put up one of my hummingbird feeders. If you are ready to feed hummers, here are some hummingbird feeder tips to get you started.

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Where to Put Bird Feeders: Spread Them Out!

Spread out Backyard Bird Feeders

Where should you put your bird feeders? To attract the widest variety of birds, spread out your bird feeders if you can. Too many feeders right on top of each other, each appealing to different types of birds, creates congestion. This increases conflict as species and personal spaces overlap.

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