In addition to bird feeders, many plants can attract different varieties of birds, as well. With planting season fast approaching, it may be a good idea to pick up a copy of Birds and Blooms magazine from your local bookstore. This is a valuable source of planting ideas for people who would like to attract birds or other wildlife to their property. According to the Maryland Native Plant Society Gardener's Guideline, trumpet honeysuckle is a great plant to attract hummingbirds. The guide also suggests planting pines, maples and birches to attract orioles and bluebirds, as well as blueberries and raspberries to attract cardinals, finches and sparrows. The guide explains the importance of choosing plants native to this bioregion so that they can better adapt to the soil and more easily fend off insects. It also recommends limiting the amount of insecticide you use on the plants, because birds enjoy feasting on insects, as well.