What’s a garden without birds? Create habitat so they thrive

  • Birds flock to a feeder on the walking path at Old Kona Airport Park in thie file photo. (Lena Gasperov/Community Contributor)

s I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning and the sparrow whose repetitive chirps complete the sunrise chorus.