By Sharon Bokan
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

Winter bird feeding with native plants


November 3, 2021

Courtesy photo

Maximillian sunflower provides late fall seeds for birds

Birds are the only wildlife that Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulations allow homeowners to feed in the winter. It's not a good idea to feed birds year-round as you train them to rely on humans (you) for their food instead of foraging on their own, plus feeding can be an easy way for diseases to spread. If you aren't able to continue feeding them or you are on vacation for any length of time...

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