Easily Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard


All of us love the calming chirps of songbirds. There is nothing like drinking a peaceful cup of coffee in your backyard coupled with the beautiful tweeting of a Common Myna.

Worry not, because birds are easily attracted, and with just a couple of simple tweaks in your garden you can easily attract songbirds to your garden.

It’s important to know the bird species you want to attract, as Australia offers a wide range of screaming beasts and just a handful of nicely sounding songbirds.

What Songbirds to Attract To Your Backyard

Australia isn’t known as the country with the most pleasant sounding songbirds. You’d want to attract a certain species of birds. The most common and better-sounding songbirds in Australia are:

  • Common Myna’s
  • Crimson Rosella
  • New Holland Honey eater
  • Superb Fairy Wren
  • Willy Wagtail

The Common Myna

The Common Myna songbird isn’t native to Australia. Most People introduced them into the continent in order to fight the common insect pests.

They feed on almost anything. Common Myna’s are known scavengers. These birds feed on insects, fruits, vegetables, all types of pet food, scraps and other things that can be considered food.

While their vast diet makes it easier to attract, they may not be the best backyard companion if you have a flourishing fruit/vegetable garden.

How to attract Common Myna?

Because Common Myna’s are scavengers, the food will be the main way to attract them. However, be cautious. They can become a pest on your property.

It’s best to research if Common Myna’s are considered pests in your area, and then decide if you want them in your backyard or not.

The Crimson Rosella

The Crimson Rosella songbird is a really beautiful species. It can be easily attracted to most backyards.

This species of birds prefer to inhabit places where eucalyptus, and also, wet forests. While not a lot of us have forests in our backyards, we can still provide similar conditions.

Once Crimson Rosella are familiar with people, they will accept handheld food. They feed on natural foods such as eucalyptus seeds, grass, shrubs and some insects and tree blossoms.

How to attract the Crimson Rosella?

In order to attract this little singer to your backyard, you’d need one thing that isn’t available in every backyard – high trees. Crimson Rosella’s need high trees to nest.

When they gather, Crimson Rosella’s are in small flocks.

The New Holland Honey eater

This songbird can be found almost anywhere in Australia. Their diet consists mostly of high-energy food gathered from the nectar of the flowers. If you have a flower garden in your backyard it would be a big plus when attempting to attract the New Holland Honey eater.

They are quite inquisitive and approach humans. They do live together with other honey eaters and don’t have a problem with it.

How to attract the New Holland Honey eater?

The best way to attract the New Holland Honey eater in your backyard is to have the appropriate flowers they can feed on.

Shrubs and blossoming trees can also do the trick. They are attracted to warm weather, trees and gardens. Equipping your garden with a birdbath will also help you a lot.

The Superb Fairy-Wren

The small, brightly colored bird is an amazing tweeter, and are a great choice for backyard companions.

They feed mostly on insects and small arthropods, which means they can help you with battling a possible infestation. The Superb Fairy-wren catches them mainly from the ground, while occasionally catching them from low shrubs.

The Superb Fairy-wren prefers living in dense cover such as low shrubs.

How to attract the Superb Fairy-wren?

You’ll have to ensure appropriate habitat for the Superb Fairy-Wren. Grow some dense shrubs so they can nest in.