My favorite pollinators are Butterflies. So I plant flowers to attract them. I've found they really like Zinnias, which is good because I do too!
And finally just by luck I got a praying mantis last year!
I attract birds quite easily by providing them food. Year round I stock my bird feeders and keep them full, during the growing season I provide them with a fresh supply of water and often unintentionally seeds that I have sown. Last year the crows kept stealing my bean and corn seeds before they could germinate. I finally solved that problem by making a tent from a short tomato cage and a piece of burlap. I do love the birds though, so we will make things work. I watched a pair of Eastern Goldfinches pretty much all summer last year, and a pair of brown doves and a few blue jays. We also had some very interesting birds we were not able to identify nor catch on camera.