Birding Basics

Thinking of taking up birding as a hobby? These birding basics and tips on birding for beginners will get you started.

Birdhouse Guidelines

Birdhouse Guidelines

Just as habitat matters, so does the birdhouse. Make sure you’re offering the right size birdhouse for the bird you want to attract.

The Cutest Birds in America

The Cutest Birds in America

The votes are in—see if your favorite bird made our list of the cutest birds in America, then get the birding basics to attract them to your yard.

Birds in Winter: Cardinal and Finch in Snow

Helping Birds in Winter

Learn how birds in winter are battling and surviving in extreme conditions, and find out what you can do to help.

How to Attract Orioles

How to Attract Orioles

The early bird gets the worm when it comes to attracting orioles to your backyard. Find out more about the oriole family and how to bring them to your yard.

winter birds

Winter Birds Myths and Facts

Some folks worry winter birds will freeze on cold nights or in bird baths. Our expert has the bird facts to answer these questions.

Bird Behavior

Bird Behavior: Caching Food

You see birds carrying seeds off from feeders to store them – but where do they go, and how do they find them again?

Bird Behavior

Cooperative Bird Behavior

Don’t underestimate the ability of birds to work as a team for survival, nest building, and feeding.

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