My husband and I just moved from a large city to his family's ranch in Northeast Texas after both of us retired. The ranch has forests, hay pastures and water sources. Our home is on 1.8 acres with mostly oak and pine trees. We have one flower bed in the front of the house. We have been birders for many years and are very excited about improving what is already a good habitat for birds. We have documented over 120 species of birds on the ranch and are currently enjoying our wintering sparrows, Brown Thrashers and Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets among others. During recent colder weather, I started putting out Sunflower seeds as supplement for the birds.
My husband gave me this course as a Christmas present and we are anxious to see what we can do to improve our space for the birds and ourselves. Supporting our year-round resident birds, in addition to the migrants, Summer nesters and Winter residents is an important goal for us as we plan our retirement activities in this beautiful place.