Frequently Asked Questions
Birdfeeding Basics

Q: How should I get started with my new feeder?
A: If this is your first feeder, there are several things you can do to maximize your birdfeeding success. We have a list of tips here. Enjoy your new feeder!

Birds by Habitat

Q: What kinds of birds can I see where I live?
A: The birds that visit your yard will depend on its habitat - do you live near the coast, in the forest, or in an urban area? Click here to find a list of some of the habitats in Monterey County and the bird species common to each one.

Birds' Favorite Foods

Q: I want to attract a certain species of bird but I don't know what they like. Is there anything in particular I can put out for them?
A: Different birds favor different kinds of food, and not all can be attracted to a feeder. For example: some prefer a diet of insects that nature naturally provides. We have a list of preferred foods to give you a better understanding on what your backyard birds might like.

Feeding Hummingbirds

Q: I'm considering putting up a hummingbird feeder. What are some things I should look for?
A: Attracting and feeding hummingbirds is a rewarding pastime but does involve regular care and maintenance. Click here for a list of feeder recommendations, cleaning tips, and even hummingbird friendly flowers to create a hummer haven for your backyard!

Local Birding Locations

Q: Where are some local places I can go birdwatching?
A: We have a good list of popular birdwalk locations recommended by Wild Bird Haven and Monterey Audubon Society. Enjoy!