Bird food is important because it provides birds with the nutrients they need to survive. Bird food typically contains a variety of seeds, nuts and fruits that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Bird food also helps to attract birds to your yard, which can help to control pests and improve the overall health of your landscape. In addition, bird food can provide you with hours of enjoyment as you watch the birds come and go in search of a meal. Whether you choose to buy bird food or make your own, it is an important part of being a responsible bird owner.