As a member of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO), I receive their email newsletter. In the latest one, they shared an easy tip for helping birds in your yard by constructing a brush pile. It is easy to build one and it doesn't require much space, and is maintenance free. The best thing about a brush pile is it helps birds and other little critters by offering shelter from predators and all types of weather conditions.
The BSBO encourages you to build your own brush pile today! It is a great family project and it is so cool to look out the window and see birds utilizing this simple pile of sticks as a shelter.