For bird enthusiasts, offering food at feeders is a way to enjoy a close-up view of target species while helping them survive and thrive. This guide profiles 40 common feeder birds found in Southern California, along with feeder types and recommended foods for attracting each species. Also included are comments about each species' habitat and behaviors.
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