February is National Bird Feeding Month

Mid-winter is a tough time for birds, since snow often covers their natural food sources. That’s why February was chosen as National Bird Feeding Month. About one third of U.S. adults currently feed birds. If you’re not among them, now’s a great time to start. The best foods for birds include sunflower seeds, thistle, nuts, suet, and millet. Don’t feed them bread, since it provides very little nourishment.