How to Attract Birds for Photography

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For dedicated bird photographers, the problem always persists: how to attract birds. In this video, professional bird photographers Doug Gardner and Gary Carter show you how to attract birds to give you the best opportunities to capture beautiful images in a natural environment, whether in a backyard or a sanctuary. You want to position the bird feeders in or near trees, or in the cover of bushes. Songbirds get dependent on their feeding environments. For his own natural bird sanctuary in North Carolina, Gary makes sure to keep his feeders clean and full all year round. He suggests a premium mix including black gold sunflowers and berries. It’s important to provide a water source near the feeders. Gary has constructed a stream feeding a pond bordered by dead logs and plants. Learning how to attract birds is the key to great songbird photography.

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