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From helpful bird species profiles to expert tips on attracting birds to your yard – we have all the information you need to start birding.

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Get to Know the Super Smart Corvid Bird Family

Birds in the corvid family are bold, beautiful and brainy. From jays to ravens, find out where these birds live—and just how intelligent they are.

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Top 12 Tips to Attract Birds to Your Feeders

Want to feed more bird species in your backyard? Follow these tried-and-true ways to learn how to attract birds to...


8 Hummingbird Feeder Mistakes You Should Never Make

There are a few pitfalls to avoid when feeding hummingbirds—like adding red dye or brown sugar. Learn why hummingbirds might...


Get Ready for Red-Winged Blackbird Season

Get facts about the red-winged blackbird, a black bird with red and yellow wings that returns to backyards in spring....


Black-billed Magpie: A Perfect Combo of Brains and Beauty

Often viewed as an entertaining clown or mischievous rascal, the black-billed magpie never lacks in personality — and ingenuity.

Meet the Fish Crow: The American Crow’s Coastal Cousin

Learn what fish crows eat, where they live and how to tell the difference between a fish crow and an...


4 Hummingbirds You Might See in Colorado

You can spot plenty of hummingbirds in Colorado! From black-chinned to rufous, learn where and how to see hummers in...

7 Types of Hummingbirds to Look for in Oregon

If you live in Oregon, hummingbirds will be frequent visits to your backyard. Here's the types hummingbirds you might spot...


Meet the Gorgeous Green Jay, a Tropical Wonder

Learn where you can see a green jay, plus what the birds look like, what they eat, and more about...


Look for These 8 Species of Hummingbirds in Texas

The Lone Star State has plenty to offer hummingbird fans! Discover the species of hummingbirds in Texas and where to...


8 Fascinating Vulture Bird Facts

Love 'em or not, the vulture bird is an essential part of our ecosystem. Find out why vultures don't sing,...

How to Identify a Costa’s Hummingbird

Find out what a male, female and juvenile Costa's hummingbird looks like. Also discover where you can see these tiny...


Swamp Birds: American Woodcock and Wilson’s Snipe

When the American woodcock and Wilson's snipe are not lurking in wet, marshy places, these odd birds can be spotted...


How to Identify and Attract a Pinyon Jay

Swoop into the unique world of the pinyon jay! Discover what the birds eat, where they live, and what makes...


10 Amazing Pictures of Hummingbirds in Florida

Hummingbirds in Florida are present year-round but we never get tired of seeing reader pictures of these stunning tiny birds.


7 Hummingbirds You Might See in California

Birders in the "golden state" can see plenty of gorgeous hummingbirds! Find out where each of the seven hummingbird species...

Everything You Need to Know About Hummingbird Nests

Watching hummingbirds is more fun when you find a hummingbird nest with hummingbird eggs. Learn how to attract these tiny...


Hummingbird Torpor Looks Strange but It’s Totally Normal

Hummingbirds can drop their internal temperature, inducing a temporary state of torpor, which means they need less energy, and therefore...


15 Hilariously Funny Hummingbird Photos

Hummingbirds can be quite comical! Check out our collection of funny hummingbird photos, including unique perches, unusual nests and more.


Is the Florida Scrub-Jay Endangered?

You may already know that the Florida scrub-jay is found only in Florida. But are these bright blue corvids at...


Top 10 Seed Bearing Plants Your Birds Will Love

Keep these seed bearing plants standing in your garden all winter long, and the birds will thank you for the...


Baby Crows Are Much Cuter Than You Think

A baby crow is surprisingly adorable! Learn about these midnight-colored baby birds, including how long they stay in the nest...


Amazing Arizona Hummingbirds (and the Best Places to See Them)

August is the best time of year to observe hummingbird species in southeast Arizona. Learn the best hotspots for Arizona...


Hand Feeding Birds: How to Do It Safely

Here's what you should consider before hand feeding wild birds — and how you can do it safely. Plus get...


14 Extraordinary Bird Egg Facts

Learn interesting egg facts, including what bird lays pink eggs, what bird lays eggs in another bird's nest and why...

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The Fascinating Life of a Female Hummingbird

Though more subtly colored than a male, a hard-working female hummingbird leads a much busier and more fascinating life!


See the Winner of the 2022 Birds & Blooms Photo Contest

We reveal the 2022 Birds & Blooms photo contest grand prize winner. Learn the story behind the elegant, awe-inspiring...

American Crow: Everything You Should Know

American crow, we love you so! Learn important facts about crows, including where they live, what they eat, and what...


Bird Mating Rituals: Love Is in the Air

When it comes to courtship, birds pull out all the stops, using elaborate displays to attract a potential mate and...


Meet the Steller’s Jay: Clever Black and Blue Birds

Discover what makes the Steller's jay so special, including their social nature, clever tricks, and striking black and blue feathers.


Look for a California Scrub-Jay on the West Coast

The raucous call of the bright blue California scrub-jay reflects its mischievous behavior. This western species loves to eat peanuts.