Birds can be a great asset to gardeners. Plant berry-producing shrubs and trees on your property. They offer nesting spots as well as food for the birds. Supply additional housing by making or purchasing inexpensive birdhouses to place on your property. Place nesting material around the property for the birds to use when building their nests. Cotton fabric or string, straw, human hair strands, pet fur ... but NO DRYER LINT, as it can contain perfumes and dyes and is not good for baby birds.