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.

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