Birding Basics

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

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.

attracting bluebirds

Attracting Bluebirds: Tips and FAQ

It’s easy to see why so many people are interesting in attracting bluebirds to their yard. We’ve got seven easy tips and answers to your questions.

Monogamous birds

Do Birds Mate for Life?

While there are monogamous birds out there, bird mating habits vary by species. Learn which birds mate for life, and which move on.

Smartest Birds

America’s Smartest Birds

Our smartest birds prove that the phrase “bird brain” is really a compliment! Learn which species top the list.

From Our Community

Thorny Question… Honey Locust and Bird Protection

I recently found a pile of feathers in my yard near a feeder, possibly the result of a stalking neighbor's cat.  I got to thinking recently that maybe…
Read more >

Shoot! Lucky I still have flowers

Just took the hummingbird feeder down from my front porch and I get a hummie! My Salvia and a hanging pot with long red flowers are still blooming,…
Read more >