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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.

Is it OK to Add Bacon Fat to Bird Suet?

Is bacon fat safe to add to bird suet? Find out what the birding experts say, plus get tips on...


Ask the Experts: What is the Plural of Titmouse?

Is it titmice or titmouses? What is the correct plural of titmouse? Learn what to say if you see a...


6 Fascinating Bird Facts About Wild Turkeys

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


Grow a Black Chokeberry Shrub for Berry-Loving Birds

Looking to add fall interest to your yard? Learn why black chokeberry is a perfect choice, both for you and...

5 Vibrant Tanager Bird Species to Know

Meet the five types of tanager bird species you might see in North America. Learn to identify tanagers and how...


How to Identify a Red-Tailed Hawk

Not sure which hawk you're seeing? Here's how to tell whether a bird of prey is a red-tailed hawk, based...

Attract More New Species With Peanuts for Birds

You’ll be impressed with the variety of species you’ll attract by offering peanuts at your bird feeders.


House Finch vs Purple Finch: How to Tell the Difference

It can be tricky to ID a house finch vs purple finch — here are the field marks and differences...


Backyard Citizen Science Projects for Nature Lovers

Explore your landscape like never before with citizen science projects that will help researchers learn more about nature.


How to Clean a Suet Cage Bird Feeder

If you want to feed suet to birds, you need to know how to clean a suet bird feeder. Get...

Look for Elegant Cedar Waxwing Birds in Berry Trees

Built for gobbling fruit, cedar waxwings are striking, social birds. Learn how to spot these elegant birds.


12 Top Tips for Feeding Birds in Winter

Cold weather and lots of snow can be very tough on birds. But you can help your feathered friends by...


Meet the Thrushes: Sweet Songbirds

From robins to bluebirds, these shy singers come in several sizes and colors. Know which is which when a thrush...


Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker: A Woodpecker by Another Name

Don't let the moniker fool you. Yellow-bellied sapsuckers are full-fledged members of the woodpecker family with a one-of-a-kind way of...


9 Small Red Bird Species You Might See

If you see a small red bird in your backyard, you might think it's a cardinal. But take another look,...

Birdwatching Gear and Supplies You Never Knew You Needed

Go beyond binoculars and field guides and ramp up your game with the coolest new bird watching gear and birding...


Spectacular Hummingbird Photo Contest Winners You Must See

We received hundreds of outstanding entries in our 2022 Hummingbird Photo Contest. Check out the stunning winners!


How to Identify a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

See pictures of a blue gray gnatcatcher. Plus, find out where these small songbirds live, what they eat, and how...


20 Funny Deer Pictures You Need to See

They're a staple of many backyards and parks—but deer can be pretty funny, too. These funny deer pictures are sure...


Insect Eating Birds: Do Birds Eat Bees, Mosquitoes and Butterflies?

These common insect eating birds munch on butterflies, bees, mosquitoes, ants and more.


Backyard Birds Love Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

There are some big benefits of serving black oil sunflower seeds in your backyard. Plus, see which birds love these...


All About Red Bellied Woodpeckers

Meet the woodpecker with a puzzling moniker and a big appetite for suet. Here's how to attract and identify a...


Cheap Ways to Attract More Birds on a Budget

Save money on your favorite hobby with these cheap ways to attract more birds Get creative to make budget feeders...

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Look Up High to Spot Stunning Scarlet Tanagers

Birders may spot scarlet tanagers high in forest canopies across the eastern states. During summer, males are red and black...


Hummingbird Migration Takes an Incredible Journey

Learn about the epic hummingbird migration feats of these tiny birds. The diminutive creatures undertake great journeys in spring and...


21 Small Brown Birds You Might See

Did you spot a small brown bird? Look at these photos of brown birds found across North America to help...


9 Funny Frog Pictures That Will Make You Laugh

These frogs are surprisingly hilarious! Check out our roundup of funny frog pictures, including frogs in birdhouses and frogs with...


15 White Birds That Birders Should Know

It's always exciting to see a white bird, whether in your yard or on the beach. From egrets to snowy...


6 Amazing Facts About Common Loons

Get to know the water-loving common loon. Learn about this bird's habits, wingspan, what it eats, how fast it flies...