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The type of birds your garden attracts has more to do with the area of the country in which you live than the style of garden you have. For example, you’ll never see a bright red cardinal in Seattle, though if you live in St. Louis or other Midwestern locations, these striking, crimson beauties will be a common sight. Every region has its resident birds that stay throughout the year, including the territorial blue jay, woodpecker, American robin, eastern bluebird, and many others. Migratory birds pass through briefly on their way to warmer climates, and some species are seen only in the winter or take up summer residency.