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Top Five

Great Berries

— for the —

Great Birds

Of Your Region

Pacific Mixed Forest

  • Osoberry (Indian Plum)

    Osoberry (Indian Plum)

    Oemleria cerasiformis

    Berries, or “plums,” are consumed by many birds and mammals. Flowers bloom in early spring, providing an important nectar source to hummingbirds and other pollinators.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

    Berries
    Flowers
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    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • American RobinAmerican Robin
    • Cedar WaxwingCedar Waxwing
    • California QuailCalifornia Quail
    • WrentitWrentit
    • Varied ThrushVaried Thrush

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
    • butterfliesButterflies
    • mothsMoths
    • Anna's HummingbirdAnna's Hummingbird
  • Red Elderberry

    Red Elderberry

    Sambucus racemosa L. var. melanocarpa (A. Gray) McMinn

    High protein berries are favored by many birds, and are an important food for migrating songbirds. Provides cover habitat for birds and other wildlife.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

    Berries
    Flowers
    JAN
    FEB
    MAR
    APR
    MAY
    JUN
    JUL
    AUG
    SEP
    OCT
    NOV
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    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • American RobinAmerican Robin
    • Cedar WaxwingCedar Waxwing
    • Northern MockingbirdNorthern Mockingbird
    • Mountain BluebirdMountain Bluebird

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
  • Red-osier Dogwood

    Red-osier Dogwood

    Cornus sericea L.

    High-fat berries are important for migratory and wintering birds, and reports indicate that 95 different bird species eat red-osier dogwood berries. Provides cover habitat for birds and mammals.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

    Berries
    Flowers
    JAN
    FEB
    MAR
    APR
    MAY
    JUN
    JUL
    AUG
    SEP
    OCT
    NOV
    DEC

    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • American RobinAmerican Robin
    • Hermit ThrushHermit Thrush
    • Ruffed GrouseRuffed Grouse
    • Mountain BluebirdMountain Bluebird
    • WrentitWrentit

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
    • butterfliesButterflies
    • Rufous HummingbirdRufous Hummingbird

    Caterpillars That utilize this plant

    This isn’t all of the caterpillars in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to use this species as a host plant.

    • Spring azureSpring Azure
  • Salal

    Salal

    Gaultheria shallon

    Salal fruit is readily eaten by many birds and mammals, and hummingbirds feed on nectar when flowers are in bloom.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

    Berries
    Flowers
    JAN
    FEB
    MAR
    APR
    MAY
    JUN
    JUL
    AUG
    SEP
    OCT
    NOV
    DEC

    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • Cedar WaxwingCedar Waxwing
    • Ruffed GrouseRuffed Grouse
    • Spotted TowheeSpotted Towhee
    • WrentitWrentit
    • Varied ThrushVaried Thrush

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
    • butterfliesButterflies
    • Brown elfin Brown Elfin
  • Western Serviceberry

    Western Serviceberry

    Amelanchier alnifolia

    Produces berries early in the growing season when fruit availability is scarce. Berries are high in carbohydrates and protein. Fruits are usually eaten as soon as they ripen by dozens of bird species.

    When Does It Have Berries & Flowers?

    Berries
    Flowers
    JAN
    FEB
    MAR
    APR
    MAY
    JUN
    JUL
    AUG
    SEP
    OCT
    NOV
    DEC

    SOME OF YOUR REGION’S BIRDS THAT WILL EAT ITS BERRIES

    This isn’t all of the birds in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to feed on this berry species.

    • American RobinAmerican Robin
    • Cedar WaxwingCedar Waxwing
    • Northern MockingbirdNorthern Mockingbird
    • Pileated WoodpeckerPileated Woodpecker
    • Mountain BluebirdMountain Bluebird

    Some Pollinators this berry helps attract

    This isn’t all of the pollinators in your region that will utilize it, but a handful of representative species.

    • Native BeesNative Bees
    • butterfliesButterflies
    • Rufous HummingbirdRufous Hummingbird

    Caterpillars That utilize this plant

    This isn’t all of the caterpillars in your region that will utilize it, but some that are known to use this species as a host plant.

    • California hairstreakCalifornia Hairstreak
    • Elf butterflyElf Butterfly
    • Western tiger swallowtailWestern Tiger Swallowtail

Header photo credits: Catbird © Laura Frazier, Cedar Waxing © Kevin L. Cole

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