Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens

Winner of the 2015 Florida Author and Publisher’s Association President’s Book Award in the Home and Garden category

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$27.50 $29.95

A completely illustrated practical guide to planting South Florida gardens, yards and landscaping to benefit birds and other native wildlife. It provides advice on nearly 400 plants to plant, over 200 birds to attract, garden design and management, all specifically for South Florida. This is the first such gardening book aimed at South Florida’s unique environmental conditions and its mix of tropical, temperate and introduced plants and birds.

Published by University of Florida Press


“South Florida is a unique and spectacular environment for both birding and gardening, and this is a thorough and enjoyable guide.” – Carl Lewis, director, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

“A step-by-step guide on how to create a garden that not only benefits birds but increases your enjoyment of your yard, patio, or balcony. No space is too small for helping birds, and this book tells you how to do it.” – Stephen Pearson, director, University of Miami’s John C. Gifford Arboretum

“For all South Floridians concerned about vanishing stopover habitat and hoping to contribute to the re-greening of Florida in their own backyards, Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens is essential reading.” – Brian Rapoza, author of Birding Florida

Re-greening is a community effort, please help spread the word!

Kirsten is available for group presentations on gardening in South Florida. Please contact her at KirstenNatureTravel [at] to schedule your talk.