Birding Basics

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

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Can Birds Smell or Taste?

Readers often wonder “can birds smell?” or “can birds taste?” Learn about bird senses from our expert.

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Bully Birds at Feeders

Learn how to keep starlings, grackles, and other so-called bully birds away from your feeders.

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Birding for Small Spaces

Attracting birds doesn’t take a lot of space. Try our tips for birding in small spaces like balconies or windowsills.

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Bird Mating: Who’s the Boss?

When it comes to bird mating for species like American Robins and House Wrens, it’s the female birds who run the show!

Bird Banding

Bird Banding and Citizen Science

Bird banding helps scientists understand behavior like bird migration. Learn about the process and how to report a banded bird.

From Our Community

BirdingPal: Ever tried it? What do you think?

My husband recently mentioned coming across a site on the web called BirdingPal (http://www.birdingpal.org/). The idea of the site is for birding enthusiasts to be able to find each…
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Identifying Gulls

We were recently at Virginia Beach and tried looking up the various gulls we saw there when we got home.  However, we are having trouble identifying them from…
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