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

How to Attract Mourning Dove

Very common and widespread, the Mourning Dove is very easy to attract, scattering their favorite seed ‚Äď millet ‚Äď on the ground is your best bet, though they will ¬†eat a great variety of seed (both store bought and wild). Mourning Doves nest in or on man-made structures, the ground, shrubbery and evergreen/deciduous trees. They will use birdbaths.

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Attracting Mourning Dove with a Bird Feeder

Mourning Dove Information

Mourning Dove Identification:

  • Large-sized bird
  • Tannish/pink overall, black spots on wings, long-pointed tail

Mourning Dove Habitat:

  • Open Fields
  • Open Woodlands
  • Forest Edge
  • Backyards
  • Roadsides - often perches on power lines

Mourning Dove Eating Habits:

  • Seeds and grains comprise nearly all of diet
  • Occasionally eats small berries
  • Feeds on the ground
  • Will visit feeders - prefers ground feeders

Mourning Dove Nesting:

  • Manmade structures ‚Äď eaves, gutters
  • Not picky: will also nest in trees, shrubs, and on the ground
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