Plants That Attract Birds

Bluebird sitting on evergreen branch

Why invite birds to your garden?

Birds play an important role in our garden’s ecosystem. They control plant-eating pests like aphids and snails. They assist with flower pollination by spreading nectar. Birds such as sparrows, finches and many others eat weed seeds, eliminating those unwanted plants. And finally birds can act as stress relievers with their melodic songs and happy movement as they show you how much they appreciate the natural habitat you so kindly created for them.

The plants listed below will allow you to grow the perfect bird habitat in your California Landscape. Please note that while we carry many if not all the plants listed here, selection may vary by location and may only be available in select seasons. Please contact your local SummerWinds Nursery for selection. Our Trusted Garden Advisors are also great resources for helping you choose the right plants for your garden.

Plants That Attract Birds

Perennials That Attract Birds

Common Name Botanical Name
Aster Attracts Birds
Aster spp.
Blanket Flower Gaillardia spp.
Coneflower Echinacea spp.
Coreposis Attract Birds
Coreopsis spp.
Cosmos Attract birds
Cosmos spp.
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
Globe Thistle Echinops spp.
Goldenrod Attract Birds
Solidago spp.
Mexican Sunflower
Mexican Sunflower Attract Birds
Tithonia spp.
Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale

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Shrubs That Attract Birds

Common Name Botanical Name
Bird of Paradise Strelitzia reginae
California Coffeeberry
California Coffeeberry Attract Birds
Rhamnus californica
Currant Ribes spp.
Manzanita Attracts Birds
Privet Ligustrum
Rosemary Attracts Birds
Rosmarinus officinalis
Viburnum Viburnum spp.

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Annuals That Attract Birds

Common Name Botanical Name
Bachelor Buttons Centaurea cyanus
California Poppy
California Poppies Attract Birds
Eschscholzia californica
Marigolds Attract Birds
Tagetes spp.
Sunflower Helianthus spp.

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