Birds add life, colour and sound to a garden and are a joy to watch. They eat many insects, controlling native and introduced pests naturally. Many Australian plants, such as Kangaroo Paws, are bird-pollinated.

Bird-attracting gardensIt is easy to attract birds to the garden!

  1. Add a simple birdbath to provide water for them to drink and bathe in.
  2. Plant native species which provide nectar, seeds, nesting sites and shelter from predators.
  3. The Banksia, Melaleuca, Grevillea and Hakea genera are well known for their bird attracting properties. Calothamnus (netbush) and Lambertia (honeysuckle) species are also popular options for Perth gardens.
  4. For lists of native groundcovers, shrubs and trees that are suitable for your area and will bring birds into your garden, contact the Garden Advisory Service. You may also want to visit one of our regular Dig it with Coffee events and ask all your burning questions.
  5. Go shopping for plants! The Friends of Kings Park hold a native plant sale each season to raise funds to support research and special projects at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

You may also be interested in the research project on the evolutionary consequences of bird pollination.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority recognises and honours the long history and deep spiritual connection of the Wadjuk Nyoongar people to Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park).

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is lucky to have the support of over 850 passionate volunteers.

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