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Impeckable advice for supporting bird populations

Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

It's easy to take birds for granted since we see them all the time. But according to the 2022 U.S. State of Birds Report, the populations of more than half of all bird species in the United States are declining, and 70 species are on the brink of becoming endangered.

Birds are an important part of our ecosystem and gardeners, homeowners and landscapers can do a lot to attract and support them. Adam Janke is a wildlife specialist with Iowa State University Extension. He joins this episode of Garden Variety to discuss how we can support bird populations at different times of the year.


  • Adam Janke | associate professor of natural resource ecology and management and Iowa State University Extension wildlife specialist

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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio