How to Attract Northern Mockingbird

How to Attract Northern Mockingbird

BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY. 

Description: Constantly singing, this well-known bird favors shrubby hedges and open fields that promote insect life and berry producing plants (Hawthorn and Wild Blackberry seem to be particularly popular). While not a common feeder bird, the Northern Mockingbird will occasionally visit feeders that provide  suet or fruit, such as: raisins or halved orange. They will make use of birdbaths.

Overview

Identification:

  • Medium-sized bird

  • Dark gray upperparts, pale gray underparts, white wingbars and patch on each wing, long tail with white outer tail feathers, yellow eyes.

Habitat:

  • Overgrown Fields/Grasslands

  • Open Woodland

  • Backyards

  • Often Found Near Fruit-Producing Trees/Shrubs

  • Often Perches on telephone wires

Eating Habits:

  • Insects in late spring, summer

  • Fruit/berries in Fall, Winter, and Early Spring

Nesting:

  • Evergreen/Deciduous Trees or Shrubs

Top Ways to Attract Northern Mockingbird

Eastern Red Cedar     Red Mulberry     Wild Blackberry     Shrubbery    Insect Habitation     Birdbath

Trees & Shrubs that Attract Northern Mockingbird

                American Elderberry (Fruit)     American Holly (Fruit)     Blackgum (Fruit)     Common Juniper (Fruit)     Crabapple (Fruit)     Dead Tree (Singing Perch)                  Eastern Red Cedar (Fruit)      Flowering Dogwood (Fruit)     Hackberry (Fruit)     Hawthorn (Fruit, Nesting)     Hornbeam (Nesting)     Red Mulberry (Fruit)                           Red-Twig Dogwood (Fruit)     Sassafras (Fruit)  Serviceberry (Fruit)     Wild Cherry (Fruit)     Winterberry (Fruit)

Flowers & Vines that Attract Northern Mockingbird

Pokeweed (Fruit)     Virginia Creeper (Fruit)     Wild Blackberry (Fruit)     Wild Grape (Fruit)

Attracting Northern Mockingbird with a Bird Feeder

Feeder Type:    Fruit Feeder      Suet Feeder

Feed:    Halved Orange      Suet