Fruit-eating bird species flock to backyards rich with native and cultivated fruits, so grow fruit trees, berry-bearing shrubs and grapevines. Cardinals, cedar waxwings and grosbeaks crave cherries (Prunus), while pears and plums nourish robins and thrashers. Grapes' late-summer fruit provides a gorgefest for robins, mockingbirds and scarlet tanagers—some 85 bird species in all. Blackberry and raspberry bushes supply tasty fruits (and thorny cover) to mockingbirds and bobwhites.
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