Bears and Birds- Attract backyard birds, not bears
Attracting birds to your backyard is a great way to observe birds up close and help them find food. However, using birdfeeders beyond the winter months is strongly discouraged since it can also attract hungry bears. Bears searching for bird seed can have serious consequences for your property, your neighbors, and the wellbeing of the bear. Fortunately, there are other options!
Join Audubon Vermont’s Gwendolyn Causer along with Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists Doug Morin and Jaclyn Comeau as they discuss how to attract birds with native plants instead of birdfeeders. They will share information about Audubon’s Native Plants for Birds Program, the benefits native plants have for birds, along with the risks birdfeeders create for bears and birds.