Have you ever seen a goldfinch balance on the tip of a Liatris flower spike as it sways in the breeze? Or watched chickadees plucking seeds from the cones of your Echinacea blossoms? Birds enliven any garden with their colors, songs, and antics. They are also an essential part of the food chain. The perennials and shrubs on these pages will welcome a wide array of birds to your yard. Planting these North American natives will ensure a steady supply of food and keep your feathered friends sheltered over the longest possible season.