Dottie Baltz

Dottie Baltz

Birds & Blooms Editorial Policies

For nearly 30 years, Birds & Blooms, a Trusted Media Brand, has been inspiring readers to have a lifelong love of birding, gardening and nature. We are the #1 bird and garden magazine in North America and a trusted online resource for over 15 million outdoor enthusiasts annually. Our library of thousands of informative articles and how-tos has been written by trusted journalists and fact-checked by bird and garden experts for accuracy. In addition to our staff of experienced gardeners and bird-watchers, we hire individuals who have years of education and hands-on experience with birding, bird feeding, gardening, butterflies, bugs and more. Learn more about Birds & Blooms, our field editor program, and our submission guidelines.


DIY Simple Platform Bird Feeder Project

This budget-friendly DIY simple platform bird feeder will attract cardinals, chickadees, woodpeckers, mourning doves and more.

Make a DIY Concrete Leaf Birdbath

This DIY concrete leaf birdbath will create a one-of-kind watering hole for the birds in your backyard. This DIY birdbath is easier than you think!

Mosaic Bird Bath

This mosaic bird bath is surprisingly easy to make, and the height of the bowl is perfect for attracting bathing birds.