Turn Up the Volume

A songbird garden guarantees a joyful noise.

By Cristina Santiestevan

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learn how to attract songbirds to your gardenMimics and Late-Night Performers: Mockingbirds, Catbirds, and Other Thrashers

They may not be the most melodious songbirds, but these renowned mimics are certainly among the most enthusiastic; both mockingbirds and catbirds will sing into the night, often performing until the early morning hours.
 

  • Live in shrubby habitats, yards, and woodland edges.
  • Eat insects and fruit.
  • Nest in shrubs.
  • Attract with fruiting shrubs, dense cover, and last year’s unraked leaves.
     

 

 
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