Planting a bird-friendly garden
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L.A. Zoo plants bird-friendly gardens

Planting a bird-friendly garden

A white-crowned Sparrow is spotted in one of six small gardens at the L.A. Zoo. The Zoo hopes to inspire Californians to implement small ideas at home while helping birds in the process. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

“At this time of year, we have a mass migration of birds,” says L.A. Zoo Bird Curator Mike Maxcy. The Zoo hopes to inspire Californians by creating a template for people to use in their gardens, patios and porches. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Mike Maxcy, left, Curator of Birds and Andrew Lyell, Senior Gardener at the L.A. Zoo watch for birds in the California garden. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Look for Black Phoebe, Dark-Eyed Junco and Hermit Thrush in the South American Bird Garden. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

A water feature in one of the six small gardens.

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Allen’s hummingbird in one of the demonstration gardens at the L.A. Zoo. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

White Sage, Salvia apiana: Native sages are pollinated by bumblebees and attract hummingbirds.

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Mike Maxcy, right, Curator of Birds and Andrew Lyell, Senior Gardener at the L.A. Zoo watch for birds in the Baja California Garden.

 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

A white-crowned Sparrow in the gardens of the L.A. Zoo. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

A nest provides shelter for migrating birds. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Northern mockingbird, spotted towhee and black-headed grosbeak can be found in the North America Bird Garden. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Docents train for bird watching at the L.A. Zoo.

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Look for Anna’s hummingbird, hooded orioles and rufous-crowned sparrow in the Africa garden. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Mourning Doves.

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Allen’s hummingbird.

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

Bewick’s wren, American robin and California towhee flock to the Australasia Bird Garden. 

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Planting a bird-friendly garden

The Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly.

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