Although Nevada is a huge state with a vast expanse of empty desert, there are still several types of birds to be discovered. Some of these species migrate to Nevada during the summer or winter, while others stay in the state throughout the year. In this article, we’ll look at 25 of the most prevalent backyard birds in Nevada, with information on each species provided.
After that, I’ll teach you how to entice them to your yard, as well as give you a crash course on the 10 distinct types of bird feeders. Lastly, I’ll list a few excellent local birding clubs and some fantastic places to watch birds in Nevada.
In Nevada, how many distinct species of wild birds?
It’s impossible to say precisely how many species of birds live in North America, the United States, or even in Nevada. There are at least 491 species of birds on the official state list for Nevada as of 2021, according to Wikipedia. According to one source, there are 2,059 species in North America, whereas another older source says there are only 914. These numbers provide us with a broad estimate of the number of species, but I’m not sure how much I trust them.
We’re just going to look at a few of the species that people commonly see in Nevada, particularly in their backyards, for the purposes of this article.
25 COMMON BACKYARD BIRDS IN NEVADA
We’ll take a look at 25 Nevada species of backyard birds, including some migrants, below. These are some of the birds that are most likely to frequent backyards in Nevada, not all of which are found in the state or even close to it. So, let’s get started.
1. NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
Scientific name: Mimus polyglottos
Length: 8.3-10.2 in
Weight: 1.6-2.0 oz
Wingspan: 12.2-13.8 in
The ability of mockingbirds to imitate the songs of other species of birds earned them the name. A mockingbird male might remember up to 200 different melodies throughout its lifetime, according to estimates. These gray and white medium-sized backyard birds have a rather long tail feather that distinguishes them from other species. They prefer to live in high bushes and are notorious for attacking offending birds.
Northern Mockingbirds may be seen throughout the year in southern Nevada, however they are most frequent during the spring and summer.
Backyards are home to a lot of Northern Mockingbirds, but not much bird feeders. Some of the additional suggestions below, such as fruit-bearing bushes and a bird bath, may entice them to your yard.
2. CALIFORNIA SCRUB-JAY
Scientific name: Aphelocoma californica
Length: 11.0-11.8 in
Weight: 2.5-3.5 oz
Wingspan: 15.3 in
With its head, back, and tail sporting lovely blue colors, the California Scrub-Jay is a fairly big songbird. A patch that might be gray or brown can be found across their upper back. It has some blue feathers around the front of its chest and belly, with the majority of them being white.
They’re recognized for their excitable demeanor, which includes constant vocalizations and the way they bounce around while looking like they’re cocking their heads up. Throughout the spring and summer, they consume primarily fruit and insects, then switch to nuts, seeds, and acorns in the winter.
The California Scrub-Jay is a Nevada resident who stays throughout the year, although they are more often noticed around the state’s western edge in cities like Reno and Carson City.
During the summer months, fruit bearing trees attract scrub jays, and acorn producing oak trees attract them during the winter. They’ll also stop by sunflower seed and peanut feeders.
3. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
Scientific name: Zonotrichia leucophrys
Length: 5.9-6.3 in
Weight: 0.9-1.0 oz
Wingspan: 8.3-9.4 in
During the summer, white-crowned sparrows live in Canada and Alaska, then return to the United States during the winter. White-crowned sparrows have a bold black and white striped head, with the remainder of their face, chest, and belly remaining a plain buffy brown-gray.
They prefer to explore fields, as well as along road and trail borders. These sparrows will visit bird feeders, but they’ll most likely prefer to grab fallen seed on the ground.
In the northern section of Nevada, white-crowned sparrows live year-round, but in the southern section, they are mostly winter birds.
Feeders are visited by white-crowned sparrows, who like to collect fallen seed beneath them. Sunflower, millet, and mixed seed blends are available.
4. RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
Scientific name: Agelaius phoeniceus
Length: 6.7-9.1 in
Weight: 1.1-2.7 oz
Wingspan: 12.2-15.8 in
Male Red-winged Blackbirds are among the most common birds in North America, with their crimson and yellow “shoulders” standing out against their black bodies. The females, on the other hand, are mostly brown with light streaks and look quite different.
Males of this species have up to 15 distinct females they are mating with, making them a polygynous species. Unfortunately, they may congregate in flocks and devour seed at a rapid pace at feeders.
All year, you may see Red-winged Blackbirds in Nevada.
Most types of feeders are visited by red-winged blackbirds, who will eat both seed and suet.
5. AMERICAN ROBIN
Scientific name: Turdus migratorius
Length: 7.9-11.0 in
Weight: 2.7-3.0 oz
Wingspan: 12.2-15.8 in
Robins are frequently spotted scurrying about the grass, eating worms and other invertebrates. They do not usually eat seeds, but will sometimes visit bird feeders. They’re easy to identify because of their brilliant orange bodies, yellow beaks, and towering height. From dawn till dusk, they sing frequently and can be heard.
Robins may be found year-round in most of Nevada, but only during the winter in the state’s southern tip.
Throughout the bulk of Nevada, robins may be seen all year, however they are only present during the winter in the southern section of the state.
6. MOURNING DOVE
Scientific name: Zenaida macroura
Length: 9.1-13.4 in
Weight: 3.0-6.0 oz
Wingspan: 17.7 in
Doves are small birds that may often be seen perched on power lines or in clusters in trees, and they are comparable in size to a robin. They’re occasionally seen on my tray feeder, but they’re more often seen wandering around on the ground beneath hanging bird feeders. Gray with black markings on top, a light peachy hue below, and pink legs, Mourning Doves are mostly gray. Males and females have the same looks.
Throughout Nevada, Mourning Doves may be seen all year.
Doves are fond of searching the earth for dropped seeds, but they like visiting seed feeders. Place some seeds on the ground or use a ground feeder with a mixed seed blend.
7. EUROPEAN STARLING
Scientific name: Sturnus vulgaris
Length: 7.9-9.1 in
Weight: 2.1-3.4 oz
Wingspan: 12.2-15.8 in
In the 1890s, 100 starlings were released in New York, and they have since ruled the United States. They smash other birds’ nests, kill their offspring, and will swoop down on feeders and steal the food that you provide. These birds have yellow beaks and feet and are mostly all dark with white specks on their backs and wings. In the right light, starlings may appear to be quite lovely and have a purple and green iridescent color.
Every year-round, starlings can be found in every state except Nevada.
Almost anything can be consumed by European Starlings. We recommend not trying to attract them since they are an invasive species, and they will come no matter what you do.
Almost anything will be eaten by European Starlings. Since they are an invasive species, we recommend that you do not attempt to attract them. They will find a way in.
8. HOUSE FINCH
Scientific name: Haemorhous mexicanus
Length: 5.1-5.5 in
Weight: 0.6-0.9 oz
Wingspan: 7.9-9.8 in
Within their range, the house finch is a very common backyard bird. They’re from the west coast, and they didn’t make their way to the east coast. They were attempting to sell caged finches until the 1940s, when they were set free. They may appear in little flocks and mob your feeders if you attract them, which is fairly simple to do. Brown with extensive white streaking on both sexes. The head, chest, and back of males are splashed with red.
Nevada is home to several house finches, which can be found any time of year.
Black sunflower or mixed seed is preferred by House Finches, who enjoy bird feeders. House Finches, like other finches, will eat thistle seed.
9. HOUSE SPARROW
Scientific name: Passer domesticus
Length: 5.9-6.7 in
Weight: 0.9-1.1 oz
Wingspan: 7.5-9.8 in
House Sparrows are the only other kind of wild birds in the United States, and they are generally regarded as pests. In addition to starlings that you may legally capture and murder, They were first seen in New York around the 1800s and have since spread like wildfire across our nation as an invasive species, much like starlings. Their wings and buffy chest are streaked with black and brown, and they are mostly brown in color. With a black mask and chest, males frequently stand out. They are hostile towards other birds, particularly around nests and birdhouses.
All year long, Nevada’s House Sparrows are everywhere.
House Sparrows, like the European Starling, are invasive and pose a danger to indigenous species. Most kinds of seed will be devoured by them.
10. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER
Scientific name: Setophaga coronata
Length: 4.7-5.5 in
Weight: 0.4-0.5 oz
Wingspan: 7.5-9.1 in
Depending on where it is, the Yellow-rumped warbler’s color pattern might change. The Audubon’s variety, which has brilliant yellow on the throat, rump, and flanks, is the most common in Nevada. On top of their head, you may even see a little yellow. Females have the same color pattern as males, but the colors appear duller and the markings are less distinct. Its colors will be the most vivid and bright in the spring, but they’ll drop off considerably over the winter, as do those of other warblers.
Nevada is a state with a lot of variation in location, since they only go through there during migration. They might stay up north throughout the summer to nest, or spend the winter in the far south. During spring and fall migration, it’s best to look for them.
Bird feeders are occasionally visited by Yellow-rumped Warblers. Sunflower seeds, suet, and raisins are all good choices for attracting them.
11. LESSER GOLDFINCH
Scientific name: Spinus psaltria
Length: 3.5-4.3 in
Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz
Wingspan: 5.9-7.9 in
As shown above, the male Lesser Goldfinch has a black head, yellow belly, and white wing patches. A different plumage variant, which may be seen less often in Nevada and appears a dark glossy black all over their head and back, is also available. The underside is yellow, with a more olive-colored head and back. These finches, along with other goldfinches, house finches, and sparrows, are commonly found in a mixed flock.
Throughout most of western and southern Nevada, the Lesser Goldfinch may be found all year, however they are only present during the breeding season in the spring and summer in the state’s northern and eastern borders.
Sunflower seeds and nyjer (thistle) seed are favorites of Lesser Goldfinches, who will visit bird feeders.
12. RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
Scientific name: Regulus calendula
Length: 3.5-4.3 in
Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz
Wingspan: 6.3-7.1 in
The olive green wings of this little kinglet feature white wing bars, yellow wing edges, and tail feathers with a white eye ring. When the male is excited, he can show a little area of bright red feathers on top of his head, but they are usually covered. They’re flicking their wings and darting through shrubs and trees in high energy foragers. This may help with identification by constantly flicking wings. They may lay up to 12 eggs at a time, for such a little bird!
The Ruby-crowned Kinglet may be seen throughout the year in most of Nevada, although they are only winter visitors in the south.
Bird feeders are attractive to Ruby-crowned Kinglets. Sunflower chips, suet, peanut pieces, and mealworms are all attempts to attract them.
13. SPOTTED TOWHEE
Scientific name: Pipilo maculatus
Length: 6.7-8.3 in
Weight: 1.2-1.7 oz
Wingspan: 11.0 in
The Spotted Towhee is a delightful little backyard bird that every observer should see at least once. The head, back, wings, and tail of both sexes are black with white wing patches, rusty edges, and a white belly. Males, on the other hand, have a black complexion, whereas females have a brown complexion.
Throughout the year, Spotted Towhees may be found across Nevada.
Spotted Towhees are rarely seen eating from bird feeders, although they will search the ground beneath them for seed. Sprinkle seed on the ground or surround yourself with dense brushy vegetation that may attract them.
14. NORTHERN FLICKER
Scientific name: Colaptes auratus
Length: 11.0-12.2 in
Weight: 3.9-5.6 oz
Wingspan: 16.5-20.1 in
In backyards across the United States, these medium to large-sized woodpeckers are common. They’re also among the most gorgeous birds in North America, in my judgment. Flickers, unlike other woodpeckers, prefer to hunt insects on the ground rather than in trees.
The black patches on their bellies, strong black bib, buffy brown face, and barred black and gray wings will help you identify them. Males have a red mustached face, while females do not. The red-shafted variety is found in Nevada, and its bright red feathers are seen on the underside of its wings and tail.
The Gilded Flicker, which appears to be very similar but has yellow beneath the wings and tail rather than red, is frequently mistaken with them. Only in Nevada’s far southern end can you find gilded flickers.
All year long, Northern Flickers may be found in Nevada.
Northern Flickers may not visit suet feeders as frequently as other woodpecker species, but they will come. You may observe them digging for insects among the leaf piles in your yard.
15. DARK-EYED JUNCO
Scientific name: Junco hyemalis
Length: 5.5-6.3 in
Weight: 0.6-1.1 oz
Wingspan: 7.1-9.8 in
Because Juncos spend their summers in Canada, people in the United States often consider them winter birds. These little birds have a light pink beak and are round in shape, but their feather colors range from dark to pale. The Pink-sided, Gray-headed, and Oregon types, or others, may be found in Nevada! You can identify them by using a good bird identification book. The pale pink beak and roundish body shape of dark-eyed junco’s are two good indicators to look for when identifying them in general. In addition, the head and back are generally darker, while the belly is lighter.
Different subspecies of dark-eyed juncos can be found year-round in Nevada, although some may migrate in or out.
Juncos prefer eating seed from the ground beneath your feeders, rather than visiting feeders on a regular basis. They enjoy a variety of seeds.
16. BEWICK’S WREN
Scientific name: Thryomanes bewickii
Length: 5.1 in
Weight: 0.3-0.4 oz
A brown back and light chest distinguish Bewick’s Wren. Its beak is long and has a barely downward slant, as is the case with other wrens. The wings and tail have black barring, while the head has a distinctive white “eyebrow.” They can range from a warm brown in humid climates to a more gray-brown in drier climates. They’re constantly hopping from branch to branch, often flicking their tail up and down, and they’re frequently seen doing so. Males are little singers who can remember up to 22 different tunes and are loud when they’re young.
The Bewick’s Wren can be found across Nevada, particularly in the northwest and southeast sections.
You may attract this wren with hulled sunflower, suet, or mealworms if they are not too common at feeders. Another method to attract them to the yard is to plant native shrubs and maintain brush piles.
17. STELLER’S JAY
Scientific name: Cyanocitta stelleri
Length: 11.8-13.4 in
Weight: 3.5-4.9 oz
Wingspan: 17.3 in
Steller’s Jay is a beautiful bird! The top portion is brownish-black, while the bottom part is bright blue. They are huge birds. During courting or in fights, these jay’s have a huge crest that they can flick with dramatic effect. They prefer evergreen woods but may be found in campgrounds, parks, and yards across their range.
Steller’s Jays may be seen all year in Nevada, with the majority of them residing along the state’s western border.
Put out peanuts, big seeds, and almonds to attract the Steller’s Jay to bird feeders.
18. COMMON RAVEN
Scientific name: Corvus corax
Length: 22.1-27.2 in
Weight: 24.3-57.3 oz
Wingspan: 45.7-46.5 in
Solid black in color and massive in size, Common Ravens are unmistakable. Like their cousin the crow, they are also well-known for being clever problem solving creatures. Living alongside human activity or in the far reaches of the wilderness, they appear to be equally at ease. A huge number of vocalizations may be made by Ravens, the most prevalent of which is a succession of croaks.
Ravens can be found year-round in Nevada.
omnivorous, and because of their size, they rarely visit birdfeeders. However, keep an eye on your trash or outdoor pet food.
19. DOWNY WOODPECKER
Scientific name: Picoides pubescens
Length: 5.5-6.7 in
Weight: 0.7-1.0 oz
Wingspan: 9.8-11.8 in
Backyard birds such as the downy love to visit bird feeders, and they are very common. They’re one of the first species I see at a new bird feeder, and they’re the smallest woodpeckers in North America. Their pure white underbodies, black wings with white specks, black and white striped heads, and red patch on the back of their heads (in males, females have no red) make them easy to spot. Downy’s are smaller than Hairy Woodpeckers, despite their close resemblance.
Throughout Nevada, the Downy Woodpecker can be found all year.
In most types of bird feeders, Downy Woodpeckers are very common. Mixed seed, black sunflower seed, and suet should be given to them.
20. EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE
Scientific name: Streptopelia decaocto
Length: 11.4-11.8 in
Weight: 4.9-6.3 oz
Wingspan: 13.8 in
The Eurasian collared dove is indigenous to Europe and Asia, as one would expect from its name. Several of them flew to Florida in the 1970s after escaping from a Bahamas pet store. Some birds were released in the south Caribbean on Guadeloupe, and it is believed that they started the colonization of the United States. They’re now found in most of the United States. Both Mexico and the United States are represented.
With a chunkier body and a longer tail, they are similar to mourning doves. They have a plain back with a black stripe across the back of their neck, instead of the black markings on the backs of mourning doves.
Nevada is home to the Eurasian collared dove all year.
Eurasian collared doves, which eat seeds and grain from platform feeders or scatter it on the ground, will visit backyards to feed. Millet is a favorite among them.
21. MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE
Scientific name: Poecile gambeli
Length: 4.3-5.5 in
Weight: 0.4 oz
Due to their black cap and black throat, chickadees are tiny little birds with rounded bodies that are easily recognized. Their underbodies are fluffy and light, with white cheeks and gray wings and backs. Black-capped chickadees may be seen in northern New Mexico, although distinguishing them from mountain chickadees is simple since they have the eye stripe above their eye. Evergreen forests in hilly regions are their preferred habitat.
In Nevada, mountain chickadees may be found all year.
Most seed feeders will be visited by chickadees, who will provide them with mixed seed blends and black sunflower seeds. In the winter, they often consume suet.
22. PINE SISKIN
Scientific name: Spinus pinus
Length: 4.3-5.5 in
Weight: 0.4-0.6 oz
Wingspan: 7.1-8.7 in
The little finch family, the pine siskins, have sharply pointed beaks. They have a brown and white streaked appearance that makes them resemble female house finches. Nonetheless, the wings and sides of the pine siskin’s tails will always be yellow (of varying brightness). During good seed harvests, they are considered nomadic and wander aimlessly each winter, with conifer seeds serving as their preferred food source. As a result, you may see a lot of them during certain winters and not at all during others.
Pine Siskins are year-round residents of Nevada, however they may be winter-only residents in the extreme north and south.
Nyjer (thistle) feeders are common destinations for Pine Siskins, who may also eat millet or hulled sunflower.
23. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
Scientific name: Sitta canadensis
Length: 4.3 in
Weight: 0.3-0.5 oz
Wingspan: 7.1-7.9 in
The back of these little nuthatches is dark gray, the chest and belly are rusty (ranging from vividly colored to pale), and the face is boldly black and white striped. These are small and lively birds that spend the majority of their time running around on tree trunks and limbs, hunting for insects beneath the bark. They’ll utilize indoor nest boxes as well as tree cavities for nests.
In Nevada, red-breasted Nuthatches may be seen all year round, however during the winter when conifer seeds are scarce, their numbers “follow the food.”
Feeders are commonly visited by red-breasted nuthatches. Sunflower seeds, peanuts, and suet are all available.
Scientific name: Auriparus flaviceps
Length: 3.5-4.3 in
Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz
Verdins have a characteristic coloring that stands out. The body of these little birds is light gray, with a yellow head and a reddish-brown patch on the wing’s top. They are often more active in the morning and quiet in the heat of midday to deal with living in hot, dry places. When hunting for insects and spiders, they are nimble. They also prick the bottom of the flower or stick their head inside it to drink nectar from it.
Verdins may be found all year in Nevada, however they are most common near Las Vegas and the southern extreme.
Verdins will occasionally visit hummingbird nectar feeders, although they won’t eat seed. Blooming shrubs may also entice them.
25. GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE
Scientific name: Quiscalus mexicanus
Length: 15.0-18.1 in
Weight: 3.7-6.7 oz
Wingspan: 18.9-22.8 in
The black color of great-tailed grackles may be difficult to distinguish in some lights, but blue, green, and purple colors may be visible. These birds will sometimes roost alongside other types of blackbirds, and their flocks may number in the millions. The solid coloring, lengthy narrow body, and yellow ringed eye distinguish males from females. While they share the yellow eye, female are roughly half the size of male, with a darker brown top and paler brown undersides.
Throughout the year, these grackles may be found in southern Nevada. During the breeding season, some may be seen in northern Nevada.
Since they pursue away smaller birds, great-tailed grackles are considered pests. They are foragers and will eat just about anything. They’ll eat what falls to the ground and use platform feeders, although they’re often too big for traditional bird feeders.
HOW TO ATTRACT BIRDS TO YOUR YARD
Want to attract a few of these birds to your property? Starting with the most obvious, take a look at these five simple tips.
1. PUT OUT BIRD FEEDERS
Putting out a bird feeder or two is the easiest and most visible way to attract birds to your yard. A straightforward tube feeder, hopper feeder, platform feeder, or window feeder are all good places to start. For more information on each, see the section below.
2. ADD A WATER SOURCE
You can use anything from a terra cotta flower pot saucer to a pedestal birdbath like the one on Amazon. Birds need water, not just to bath in, but also to drink. Providing a water feature to your yard increases your likelihood of drawing birds even more. A solar fountain, on the other hand, might encourage the birds to come even more since they will be attracted by moving water.
3. OFFER BIRDHOUSES
If birdhouses are placed in the right place at the right time of year, several species of birds will readily take up residence. Among the most popular birds to attract to birdhouses are Eastern Bluebirds. A mating pair of bluebirds were inspecting my birdhouse in the yard the day I put it up, and they were there for quite some time.
4. PROVIDE SHELTER
When the birds sense danger, make sure there are trees, bushes, and shrubs in your yard that they can dart back and forth from. Predators are mostly kept at bay by this. Try to add some landscaping elements that will allow birds to view your yard as a safe haven if your yard is in a new subdivision with no mature trees.
5. ADD NATIVE PLANTS
Having native plants that produce nuts, berries, and seeds will only help your efforts to attract more birds for many birds that eat them. Moreover, since most songbirds feed insects to their hatchlings, native plants help caterpillars and other insects that support many birds in the ecosystem. Out-compete the indigenous plants that support a thriving ecosystem, avoid invasive and non-native plants.
10 DIFFERENT TYPES OF BIRD FEEDERS
Here are 10 of the most common bird feeders people set up in their yards.
- The term “hopper feeder” refers to a device with a compartment in the center, the hopper, which holds bird seed. Birds can land on the sides and eat from the perches. To keep the seed dry, many hopper feeders are shaped like a house and have a covering on top. For this kind of feeder, use black sunflower seeds or a mix of birdseed. This is one of my favorite hopper feeders, and it’s squirrel-proof.
- Platform feeders are open on top and may be hung from a tree or hook, or pole-mounted. They’re also known as tray feeders. They’re simple to set up and ideal for feeding most types of birds. Every animal in your yard that can reach them will eat from them, despite the fact that they are completely open. For this style of feeder, use black sunflower seeds or a combination of birdseed. In my garden right now, I’m using the platform feeder.
- Tube feeders are simple plastic tube-shaped bird feeders that are sold in the form of tubes. They may hold from a few cups of seed to 5 pounds or more, and they come in a variety of sizes. They’re terrific since they allow you to easily replenish your seed while keeping it fresh and dry. Tube feeders are used by many different kinds of birds. In tube feeders, you can use black sunflower seeds and mixed seeds. This is a fantastic squirrel proof tube feeder made by Squirrel Buster, and it’s one of their best on the market.
- Suet feeders are used to feed one kind of bird diet, suet cakes. They are a very basic idea, generally constructed of a metal wire cage with a tail-prop for bigger birds. They are frequently adorned with nothing more than that. Suet feeders are often visited by woodpeckers throughout the winter because they provide high-fat foods to birds. To attract bigger woodpeckers, like the Pileated and Northern Flicker, I recommend getting a suet feeder with a long tail prop.
- Window feeders are small bird feeders that use suction cups to mount themselves to a glass window. They’re accessible on top, and you simply dump the seed into the tray area to replenish them, similar to tray feeders. These feeders are great for people who don’t have huge yards, and they’re popular with a wide range of species. They’re also simple to get started with. For this kind of feeder, use black sunflower seeds or a combination of birdseed. This is, without a doubt, the most popular bird feeder on Amazon, and maybe the whole internet.
- Thistle feeders, sometimes known as Nyjer feeders, are designed specifically for thistle seed and are used by birds. Birds in the finch family, which includes the American Goldfinch and House Finch, are among the main types of birds that thistle feeders attract. Thistle feeders are usually tube-shaped and feature tiny holes along the tube’s seam that enable birds toremove thistle. Droll Yankees has a nice thistle feeder.
- Ground feeders are Tray Feeders that sit on the ground level and are more or less tray feeders. Birds like Mourning Doves, Juncos, and squirrels will love them, as will raccoons and other ground creatures. This kind of feeder requires either black sunflower seeds or mixed birdseed. This recycled plastic ground feeder is a good option for you.
- Another kind of specialized feeder for one species of bird, orioles, is the oriole feeder. The feeder is usually orange in color and comes with small plastic or glass jelly holders, which orioles adore. Another food that orioles adore is orange halves, which you can attach to the feeder. Here’s a feeder for orange halves that has four jelly trays.
- Hummingbird feeders, also known as hummingbird feeders, are machines that deliver sugar water to hummingbirds. I often see Downy Woodpeckers at mine, despite the fact that they are meant for hummingbirds, enjoying that sweet nectar. Hummingbird nectar may be made without using boiling water by reading this article. There’s no need to spend a lot of money on a hummingbird feeder since they’re basic and cheap.
- Peanut feeders are tube-shaped devices made of metal wire mesh material that resemble thistle feeders. To allow for either whole unshelled or shelled peanuts to pass through the holes, the holes in the wire mesh are only a little farther apart. These should be filled with peanuts and attract birds such as Blue Jays. The Squirrel Buster feeder is your best option if you want to keep squirrels out of your peanut feeder. This simple one will suffice in most cases.
BIRD WATCHING IN NEVADA
If you want to go outside of your own neighborhood for birding, Nevada is a fantastic place to visit. If you’d like to get more engaged with the Audubon Society’s Lahontan and Red Rock chapters, there are meetups, workshops, field excursions, and birding trips available.
Take a look at this list of popular birding sites in Nevada if you’re a Nevada resident who’d like to add some new species to your life list.
NEVADA BIRDING LOCATIONS
At birdwatchersdigest.org, you can learn more about the opportunities available in each of these areas (including local birding events and festivals).
- Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail
- Great Basin National Park
- Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway
- Goshute Mountains