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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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Hummingbird Food: Sugar Water for Hummingbirds 101

Learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds. Get the hummingbird sugar water recipe and ratio to make your own hummingbird food.

Where Do Hummingbirds Sleep at Night?

Learn where hummingbirds sleep, if they feed at night, and how they go into a deep sleep-like state...


How to Identify and Attract a Pine Warbler

Learn how to identify and where to find a brightly colored pine warbler — one of the only warblers that...


Identify and Attract an Anna’s Hummingbird

The Anna's hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. Learn what the males and females look like and where to...


Meet the Calliope Hummingbird: Smallest Bird in the U.S.

Learn how to identify a Calliope hummingbird, where to find these tiny birds, what the males and females look like...

Identify and Attract a Rufous Hummingbird

The orangey-red rufous hummingbird is feisty and fierce. Learn to identify males and females, listen to their call and see...


The Hummingbird Heart Rate is Unbelievably Fast

Everyone knows how quickly hummingbirds fly — but do their hearts beat just as fast?

How to Identify a Trumpeter Swan

The well-named trumpeter swan is readily recognizable by its call. Learn where this recovering species can be found.


Bold and Gold: Meet the Golden Eagle

Learn what a golden eagle looks like, what golden eagles eat, and where you can spot these large birds of...


How to Identify a Cape May Warbler

Learn all about the cheery Cape May warbler, including what the bird looks like and sounds like, and how to...


Western Meadowlark: Songbird of the Vast Grasslands

Learn what a western meadowlark looks like and sounds like and where birders can find this large, colorful songbird.

How to Identify a Green Heron

Find out what a green heron looks like, sounds like and where this wading bird lives, plus learn about its...


How to Identify a Yellow Warbler

Look and listen for a vibrant migrating yellow warbler in spring. Learn what yellow warblers eat and what their nests...


Canada Goose: Bird Facts and Identification

Learn what a Canada goose looks like and sounds like, if it's OK to feed Canada geese, and what to...


How to Identify a Hooded Warbler

Learn what a hooded warbler looks like and where to spot one. Plus find out what hooded warblers eat and...


How to Identify a Northern Parula

Learn what a northern parula looks like and sounds like. Also find out what these warblers eat and where the...

Meet the Marsh Birds That Live Among the Reeds

Discover seven types of North American marsh birds known for hiding among the lush vegetation of muddy wetlands.


7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Wasps Away From Hummingbird Feeders

Bugs be gone! Discover seven smart and easy ways to keep bees and wasps away from your hummingbird feeders, without...


How to Identify a Black-Headed Grosbeak

Serve the right kind of food if you want to attract a black-headed grosbeak. Learn what these birds look like...


Bird Feeder Placement: Where and How to Hang a Bird Feeder

While the type of feeder you select is important, learning how to hang your bird feeder is also part of...


Are Hummingbirds Territorial at Feeders and Flowers?

If you've seen hummingbirds fighting and chasing each other, you might wonder if hummingbirds are territorial. Learn how to feed...


How to Clean a Birdbath the Right Way

Offer clean water for your birds. Experts explain the best ways how to clean a birdbath and how to keep...


Do Birds Reuse Nests or Live in Nests Year-Round?

Find out if birds like hummingbirds and robins reuse nests year after year and for multiple broods. Learn about the...


How to Identify a Little Blue Heron

Learn what a little blue heron looks like, sounds like and where to spot one. Also find out what these...


Top 15 Colorful Hummingbird Flowers to Grow

What flowers do hummingbirds like? Turn your garden into a pollinator haven with colorful hummingbird flowers such as bee balm...

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Look and Listen for a Common Yellowthroat

Learn what a common yellowthroat looks like and sounds like, what the bird eats, and the range and habitat where...


How to Identify a Black-and-White Warbler

Learn how to locate the easily-identified, boldly hued black-and-white warbler. This bird is an efficient forager for insects.


Meet the Majestic Magnolia Warbler

Look for the brilliantly colored magnolia warbler in trees and shrubs during spring migration. Learn about their nests, range and...


Is This White Bird an Albino Crow?

A white-feathered bird stands out from its flock—but is it an albino crow? Learn about what causes variations in a...


Rufous vs Allen’s: Hummingbird Look-Alikes

Similar field marks and overlapping ranges make it difficult to identify a rufous vs Allen's hummingbird. Learn how to tell...


Rainbow Flyers: Brilliant Hummingbird Colors

Hummingbirds come in every color of the rainbow! These reader-submitted images perfectly show vibrant hummingbird colors.