Feeding Garden Birds

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Information on feeding birds

Garden birds are birds seen in and around gardens. A garden is an area around a house or residence, ranging from a lawn or vegetable patch to a grown garden with trees and bushes.  Garden birds sometimes make a garden their territory in the summertime,  making nests in trees or roofs and raising their young ones there. These can also be birds that come into the garden in search of food or shelter any time of the year. These can also be Icelandic non-migratory birds or foreign winter guests and vagrants.

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The following references are used in describing the species, their habitat and customs and population:
The birds of the western Palearctic, Concise edition. Birds of the Western Palearctic interactive (BWPi 2.0).
Fuglavísir. Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson. Forlagið.
Collins Bird Guide, Birds in Europe. – Population estimates, trends and conservation status. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12.