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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...


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...

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.


How to Identify a Broad-Billed Hummingbird

Find out what a broad-billed hummingbird looks like and sounds like. Plus, find out where you can spot these colorful,...


Boost Your Mental Health With Bird-watching

Learn about the science behind why observing backyard birds can both support your mental health and create a needed reset...


How to Identify a Northern Saw-Whet Owl

The northern saw-whet owl is one of the smallest and cutest owls—as long as you aren't a mouse. Learn where...


How to Identify a Wood Thrush

Learn where to spot a wood thrush. These shy brown birds have a captivating song and hunt for insects on...


Meet the Breathtaking Blackburnian Warbler

What bird is black, white and orange all over? Learn what a Blackburnian warbler looks like and sounds like. Plus,...


How to Identify an American Redstart

The American redstart is a black and orange warbler. See what the males and females look like, learn what they...


16 Fascinating Facts About Bird Sounds

Whether it's a chirp, a trill or a song, it's quite the thrill to hear the amazing sounds birds make....


How to Identify a Yellow-Breasted Chat

See what a yellow-breasted chat looks like. This colorful bird has a unique way of flying. Plus, learn where you're...

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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...


Meet the Colorful Canada Warbler

See what a Canada warbler looks like and where to find this species. Also, learn about their diet, songs and...


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Help a Stunned Bird That Flew Into a Window

If you find a bird that flew into a window, it's important to know how to help the stunned bird...


7 Fascinating Wild Turkey Bird Facts You Should Know

Gobble up interesting tidbits about the wild turkey bird, including how fast wild turkeys can fly and if turkeys hold...


Tale of Two Kinglets: Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Summer residents of boreal and more temperate montane forests, the ruby-crowned kinglet and golden-crowned kinglet share many similarities.


Cooperative Behavior: How Birds Help Each Other

Some types of birds work as a team for survival, nest building, and feeding. Learn more about cooperative bird behavior.