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Birds need places to nest and raise their young. They need food, shelter, water and nesting sites.  As humans spread further and further, we must remember to make space for birds too by making bird-friendly gardens.

Lorikeet in a suburban backyard
Colourful native birds, such as wrens, robins and finches, can find a refuge in your garden, or even on your balcony. It is easy and cheap to attract native birds like these.

Birds love layered vegetation with a mix of trees, scrubs, grasses and groundcovers.  You’ll have a beautiful garden rich with birdlife, and you may have other native visitors too.

Come and visit the beautiful birds at both our Zoos, learn more from a keeper at 1.30pm every day at the Bush Bird Exhibit, and for even more tips on encouraging birds in to your garden click here.

For more tips on making your garden a habitat for wildlife read this story.