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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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The Best Cardinal Bird Feeders and Birdseed

Cardinals are beloved backyard birds. To attract more redbirds, fill these cardinal bird feeders with their favorite types of birdseed.

16 Gorgeous Goldfinch Pictures to Brighten Your Day

Winter, summer, spring or fall, sunny goldfinches always make birders smile! Delight in our roundup of stunning goldfinch pictures.


Can a Cardinal Fly Without Tail Feathers?

Cardinals are a birder favorite, but they don't always look neat and pretty. Here are some reasons you might find...


Dove Meaning: What Does It Mean if You See a Mourning Dove?

What does it mean when a mourning dove visits you? Find out if seeing or hearing a mourning dove has...


Mourning Dove vs Pigeon: What’s the Difference?

The pigeon and mourning dove are from the same family, but these stout, short-beaked birds are different in both subtle...

This Cardinal Bird Rescue Story Is Simply Amazing

A backyard birder had to get creative to rescue a female cardinal. Read the dramatic story of how she managed...


Mourning Dove Lifespan: How Long Do Doves Live?

Mourning doves are beloved backyard birds that form lasting bonds with their mates. But just how long is a mourning...

Is a Turtledove a Real Type of Bird?

If you've only heard turtledoves mentioned at Christmastime, you may wonder if they even exist. Learn where these birds live...


15 Absolutely Adorable Junco Bird Pictures

For much of the country, juncos are a too-cute sign winter is here! Celebrate these snowbirds with our collection of...


Mystery Solved: Why You Never See a Baby Pigeon

Have you ever wondered why you never seem to see a baby pigeon? Find out the reason, and learn more...


11 Interesting Cardinal Bird Facts You Should Know

Cardinals are popular backyard birds. Learn cardinal bird facts, including why male cardinals are red, and where to find cardinals.

13 Fabulous Facts About Extreme Bird Feathers

Bird feathers are fascinating! Discover the wide variety of functions that feathers serve, including helping birds fly and attract mates.


The 15 Best Bird Feeder Deals on Amazon Right Now

Need a gorgeous new bird feeder? We did the shopping for you! Hurry before these hot bird feeder deals sell...


Meet the Regal Belted Kingfisher Bird

Learn to identify a belted kingfisher. See what the male and females look like, and find out what their call...


6 Fascinating Whooping Crane Facts

Learn about the current whooping crane population and kick up more facts about these elegant and endangered birds.


Meet the Festive Flock of Birds in the 12 Days of Christmas

Have you ever noticed how many gifts in 'The 12 Days of Christmas' are birds? Discover fun facts about the...

Here’s Why Pigeons Are the Most Misunderstood Birds

When it comes to pigeons, is the hate merited? We chatted with an expert about why you should rethink your...


13 Fascinating Mourning Dove Facts

Mournings doves are common in backyards across America. Learn interesting facts you should know about the beautiful mourning dove.


You Won’t Believe How Fast Mourning Doves Build Nests

You'll be amazed at how fast a pair of mourning doves builds a nest! Learn when you might spot a mourning...


Meet 6 Types of Wrens You Should Know

The Southwest is a hotspot for wren diversity. Get to know several types of wrens with big personalities and even...


All About Mourning Dove Eggs and Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about mourning dove eggs and baby mourning doves, including when they...


What Does a Mourning Dove Call Sound Like?

Listen to the soothing sound of a mourning dove call. The song is described by some as peaceful or mournful....


How to Get Rid of Pigeons at Bird Feeders

Rock pigeons are nonnative birds that can gobble up lots of bird seed quickly. Learn how to discourage pigeons from...


How to Identify a White-Winged Dove

Learn more about the white-winged dove, including what the bird looks like, what it eats, and where you can find...


Evening Grosbeaks Are Special Winter Visitors

Set out a tray feeder filled with sunflower seeds to attract an evening grosbeak. In winter, these yellow grosbeaks wander...

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How to Get Rid of Blackbirds and Grackles at Feeders

Are bigger birds bothering your songbirds? Learn how to get rid of grackles, blackbirds, starlings and other undesirable birds at...


ID Challenge: Cooper’s Hawk vs Sharp-Shinned Hawk

A common backyard birding challenge is learning how to ID a Cooper's hawk vs a sharp-shinned hawk. Look closely at...


When Should I Clean Out Bird Houses?

Our birding experts recommend how and when to clean out bird houses. Also clean out bird houses after hosting roosting...


Bohemian Waxwing vs Cedar Waxwing: ID Tips

Know what to look for the next time a waxwing bird feasts on your berry tree. Learn to ID a...


Learn to Identify a Eurasian Collared-Dove

Look for the Eurasian collared-dove at bird feeders in central, western and southern states. Learn what these birds look like...


12 Winter Birds Myths and Facts: Do Birds Get Cold?

Do birds get cold? Some birders worry winter birds will freeze on cold nights or in bird baths. Our expert...