Asked by Barbara, Michigan, USA
Should we take our feeders down in the Autumn? We
are afraid that if we leave them out then the birds won't fly south. Is this
true? I would hate to be responsible for making some of them late
and then they can't go. Please let me know what you think.
Thank you for submitting your question!
Your question is often asked by people who feed birds in their backyard. Should we take our feeders down in the fall?
The answer is, no.
All your feeders whether they are seed or nectar feeders should be left up for your feathered friends.
To answer the question -
A wild bird’s instinct to migrate is very strong. They will definitely leave when they feel the urge.
Usually, only the injured, sick, very young or old, stay behind.
Most wild birds only need to migrate because of lack of food in the winter and they need to find more food because they require more energy to stay warm through the cold night.
Hoping you enjoy your feathered friends!
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