Photos: Pest-reducing birds a boon in the garden Associated Press Aug 6, 2022 Aug 6, 2022 0 Birds in the garden provide lovely song and a unique connection to nature. They also help both plants and people by reducing the number of pests. Birds visit a backyard feeder in Glen Head, N.Y., in this July 14, 2022, photo. Jessica Damiano via AP This May 25, 2022, image shows a mourning dove perched on a deck post in a Glen Head, N.Y. Jessica Damiano via AP A Bananaquit hangs upside down to peck at a flower at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in Ohio on Feb. 15, 2012. AP Photo/Amy Sancetta A male American robin perches itself on a blooming maple tree in Beverly Hills, Mich., on March 24, 2012. AP Photo/Carlos Osorio Birds gather at a feeder in a Johannesburg, South Africa, garden Sept. 22, 2013. AP Photo/Denis Farrell A hummingbird flies in a garden near Bogota, Colombia. AP Photo/Fernando Vergara 0 Comments Tags Dcc Wire Prostoknow Home-garden Garden Bird Dccjb Related to this collection What's a garden without birds? Create a habitat so they thrive You can attract more birds in your garden by creating better habitat. That includes planting native plants, which attract native insects.