In this Instructable I will go over 5 things that a birder needs to make his or her yard a bird haven. These things are: housing, feeders, habitat, water, and food.
Step 1: Habitat
Habitat is in my opinion the biggest factor for atracting birds. The reason i think this is because many people try and fail to attract birds to their house. When i see where their feeders and houses are i know why right away. Sometimes their feeders are right in the middle of a huge green field, making it hard for the birds to make it to the feeder without getting eaten by a hawk. It is very important to put your feeder where you have seen birds before. One of the best places to put a feeder is near brush, because it provides protection for the birds while they are feeding.
Step 2: Feeders
The type of feeder that you need depends on a couple of factors. One of the factors is the size of the birds that you will be feeding. You don't want a small feed hole if you want to attract big birds.
Another factor is the type of feeder. Some places require special feeders, because of squirels that are a nuisance and scare all the birds away, but on the other hand, some places might not have squirels, so they can just use a regular feeder.
Finally, we have location. just like the house feeders should be near low hangin limbs where birds can wait for turns on the feeder. Fedder can either be hung on a ground feed, or on a low branch.