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Gardenscaping for Birds

Connecticut Native Plants to Attract Native Birds

  • Northern Arrowwood (viburnum dentatum): Blue-headed vireo
  • Highbush Blueberry (vaccinum corymbosum): Eastern Bluebird
  • Lowbush Blueberry (vaccinium angustifium): Eastern Towhee
  • Eastern Red Cedar (juniperus virginiana): Yellow-rumped warbler
  • Red Chokeberry (aronia arbutiolia): Brown Thrasher
  • Flowering Dogwood (cornus florida): Baltimore Oriole, Swainson's Thrush, Scarlet Tanager
  • Gray Dogwood (cornus racemosa): Eastern Kingbird
  • Silky Dogwood (cornus amomum): Gray Catbird
  • Elderberry (sambucus canadensis): Northern Cardinal
  • American Holly (ilex opaca): Hermit Thrush
  • Shadblow Serviceberry (amelanchier canadensis): Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • American Cranberrybush Vibiurnum (viburnum trilobum): Cedar Waxwing
  • Witherod Viburnum (viburnum cassinoides): Veery
  • Winterberry (ilex verticillata): American Robin

Recommended Reading

  • Bringing Nature Home – How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (Douglas W. Tallamy)
  • The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds – Creating Natural Habitats for Properties Large and Small (Stephen W. Kress)
  • Native Plants of the Northeast – A Guide for Gardening & Conservation (Donald J. Leopold)
  • Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
  • Native Shrubs for Landscaping (Connecticut College Arboretum)

Web Resources