Have you considered planting California native plants in your yard as a way to attract birds? Kathy Kramer has written a wonderful article on this topic for the Golden Gate Audubon Society called “Gardening for the Birds.”
If you’d like to experience native gardens up close, the free “Going Native Garden Tours”, organized by the local chapter of the California Native Plant Society and by the UCCE Master Gardeners, are happening May 4 in the South Bay and May 5 on the Peninsula and in the East Bay. For more information and to register for the tours, go to https://gngt.org/GNGT/HomeRO.php. If you’re in the East Bay, visit https://www.bringingbackthenatives.net.
Happy birding (and gardening)!