Bird Consultations:  Attract Birds to Your Yard


Ed Swan offers on-site consultations to help landowners learn how to increase species diversity and overall numbers of birds to their property. You don't have to go on a big trip to see beautiful birds and enjoy their behavior.  Many factors combine to create attractive habitat for birds.  By providing food, water and shelter, one can greatly expand bird activity.  Ed Swan presents up-to-date advice based upon over thirty years of watching and attracting birds to his yards.


Site visits include:


  • Identifying birds present with the client, listing possible birds in the property's current situation and a discussion of what would be possible with changes. 
  • A look at the landscape setting of the property to determine habitat types and including ideas for plantings to create shelter and food sources. 
  • Suggestions for providing food and water to increase the number of bird species. 
  • Examination of potential hazards to birds at the location.


After the site visit, the client will receive a written report outlining all findings and suggestions with a step by step plan listing options for their property.

Rates:  $50 for locations on Vashon-Maury Island, $75 for other Puget  Sound area sites.


To contact Ed about a site consultation click here.