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.
Dark gray upperparts, pale gray underparts, white wingbars and patch on each wing, long tail with white outer tail feathers, yellow eyes.
Often Found Near Fruit-Producing Trees/Shrubs
Often Perches on telephone wires
Insects in late spring, summer
Fruit/berries in Fall, Winter, and Early Spring
Evergreen/Deciduous Trees or Shrubs
Top Ways to Attract Northern Mockingbird
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)