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PLANTS FOR BIRDS

The following is a list of plants that can be placed in the yard to attract birds.

Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maacki) 
Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbrella) 
Firethorn (Pyracantha) 
Holly (Ilex spp.) 
Dogwood (Cornus florida) 
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum) 
Redosier Dogwood (Cornus Sumac (Rhus spp.) Stolonifera) 
Mountain Ash (Sorbus spp.) 
Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.)
Gray Stemmed Dogwood (Cornus Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) paniculata) 
Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) 
Viburnums Tatarian Honeysuckle (Tatarian) 
Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) Honeysuckle 
Chokecherry (Aronia) 
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus) 
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) quinquefolia) 
Coralberries (Symphoricarpos spp.) 
Hazelnuts (Corylus americana)

Tree fruits/nuts that can be placed in yard to attract birds are:

Apple Pecan Cherry Persimmon Crabapple Plum Mulberry Black Walnut White Walnut (Butternut)

For more information: contact District Forester for copy of Illinois Department of Conservation Bulletin: "Landscaping for Wildlife".

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