Gardening for Bluebirds

As the bluebird’s primary diet in the spring and summer consists of insects, it is critical not to spray insecticides or pesticides. In the winter months, bluebirds shift to a diet of berries and if you provide bluebirds with the right combination of helpful native plants, you’ll be able to support and enjoy bluebirds all year round. 

Plants to help bluebirds thrive: 

  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Holly
  • Eastern Red Cedar
  • Elderberry
  • Viburnum
  • Bayberry
  • Blueberry
  • Serviceberry

Plants that cause damage to the bluebird habitat:

  • Russian and autumn olive
  • English Ivy
  • Barberry
  • Boxwood
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Multiflora Rose
  • Porcelain Berry