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Nature writer Ken Keffer fondly remembers the spring duck migration in his native Wyoming, but now he gets most excited when irruptive finches, siskins and redpolls visit his feeders in Iowa.
Prairie Birds: The Stunning Species of the Grasslands
Discover why prairie birds are the hidden gems of the grasslands, as well as some of the best birding locations to spot them.
Meet the Pyrrhuloxia: Desert Cardinal of the Southwest
The Best Cardinal Bird Feeders and Birdseed
Beach Birds: Coastal Fliers and Beach Birding Locations
Discover the Joys of Sunset with Birds
Bird Migration Secrets Revealed
Signs of Spring: 8 Great Spring Birding Moments
Spring can seem a long way off, until you spot a phoebe and see wrens...
19 Berry Bushes Birders Should Grow
Want to attract more birds to your backyard? Start by growing berry bushes for birds...
See the Best Birding Sites From Your Car
Don’t try birding while driving—but you can always experience one of these popular birding sites...
Northern Saw-Whet Owls: The Cutest Owls
Northern saw-whet owls are tiny, captivating, and recently newsworthy—one was found in the Rockefeller Center...
Bird Courtship Rituals: Love Is in the Air
When it comes to courtship, birds pull out all the stops, using elaborate displays to...
10 Foods You Aren’t Feeding Birds Yet
Don’t limit your birds to seed, suet and sugar water. Keep ’em coming back for...
Everything You Need to Know About Red-Bellied Woodpeckers
Meet the woodpecker with a puzzling moniker and a big appetite for suet. Here's how...
How Do Birds Get Their Names? (And Our Favorite Bird Nicknames)
What's in a name? Meet the committee in charge of naming and organizing birds.
The Top 9 Most Beautiful Birds in America
When it comes to these beautiful birds, we can’t help but admire them.
Coast to Coast Birding Hotspots for Every Season
You can go birding anytime, anywhere, including your own backyard. But if you’re up for...
Butterfly Hotspot: Travel to South Texas to See Hundreds of Rare Butterflies
Learn about the many rare butterfly species that visit the Lower Rio Grande Valley and...
How to Feed and Attract Birds All Year Long
As the seasons and weather conditions change, switch up what you're serving in your bird...
8 Different Kinds of Bird Nests and How to Spot Them
Home tweet home! Learn about different types of bird nests and where various bird species...
Bird Mimics and Mimicry: Three Birds to Know
Tune in to the copycat songs of mockingbirds, catbirds and thrashers.
Owls of North America: Meet Your Nocturnal Neighbors
Step outside after dark and watch your backyard come to life as owls swoop through...
10 Spectacular National Park Birding Sites
Fantastic bird sightings are nearly guaranteed when you plan your trip around these magnificent birding...
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Birding Basics to Camouflaged Birds
Many camouflaged birds blend in with the background for their own survival—but you can spot...
Backyard Birding in Small Spaces
With a little planning and some bird feeding basics from our experts you can attract...
Raptors, Amazing Birds of Prey
Find out why these uncommon birds of prey are some of the most captivating in...
Watching butterflies is a delight at any age, but finding them can be a challenge....
Spark Birds: Learning to Love Birdwatching
A single spotting of your personal “spark bird” can ignite a lifetime of birdwatching.
Plan a Big Day of Birding
Don’t have time for a Big Year of birding? Try a Big Day instead!
How to Introduce Kids to Birding and Nature
Get children to love birding, and those young birders become lifelong nature lovers.
Bird Banding and Citizen Science
Bird banding helps scientists understand behavior like bird migration. Learn about the process and how...
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