Sally Roth

location-pin Toledo, Oregon

Expertise: Birding, gardening

Sally Roth

  • Award-winning author of more than 20 popular books about birds, nature, and gardening
  • Contributing writer and editor for Birds & Blooms magazine
  • Public speaker


Sally Roth is an award-winning author of more than 20 popular books about gardening, nature, and birds, including the best-selling "Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible" and "Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard." Sally is also a contributing writer and editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. She shares her love of nature with her husband, Matt Bartmann, who is also a naturalist as well as a photographer and writer.

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.


Bird Landscaping: Grow Plants to Help Backyard Birds

Grow bird-friendly plants for food and shelter. For bird landscaping, include berry bushes, evergreens, flowering trees and native plants.

Meet the Varied Thrush: Voice of the Northwest

Learn everything you need to know about the colorful varied thrush, a bird known for its dramatic beauty and haunting call.

Look and Listen for a Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

Learn how to attract, identify and observe a broad-tailed hummingbird in their high-elevation habitat throughout the western states.