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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.

How to Identify and Attract a Purple Martin

Purple martins nest in colonies of six to eight pairs or more. Learn what these birds look like, what they...


Do Wren Sightings Have Special Meaning?

Wrens aren't flashy, but they're definitely beloved by birders. We chatted with our field editors about the meaning their wren...


What Does a Carolina Wren Call Sound Like?

Even if you don't see a Carolina wren, you might hear one. Learn what a Carolina wren call sounds like...


10 Types of Bird Feeders You Need in Your Backyard

You can never have enough feeders. Learn about the types of bird feeders available, and make plans to add a...

What Birds Eat Oranges from Fruit Bird Feeders?

If you're thinking of trying out fruit bird feeders, you'll want to learn what birds eat oranges. Also learn other...


8 Adorable Baby Wren Photos

Wrens are the too-cute birds with a big voice — and a baby wren is even cuter. Check out our...

How to Identify a Bewick’s Wren

Find out what a Bewick's wren looks like and where you can spot one. Plus find out how to attract...


Hummingbird Male Vs Female: How to Tell the Difference

Hummingbirds come in many breeds and colors, but there are differences to look for so you can identify hummingbird male...


Hummingbird Feet: Can Hummingbirds Walk?

Hummingbirds are incredible flyers — but what about hummingbird feet? We explore how hummingbirds use their feet and whether they...


This Is the Only Bird Nesting Material You Should Put Out

Birds are natural architects—they don’t need our assistance to build a nest—but here are some safe bird nesting materials you...

What Do Wrens Eat and How to Attract Them

Discover what wrens' favorite foods are, what they eat in winter and summer and how to attract them to your...


Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day by Going Birding

World Migratory Bird Day takes place the second Saturday in May. Take a look at special programs happening all over...


Yellow Tanager: Birding ID Challenge

Most tanagers are red. But you might be surprised to see a yellow tanager. Find out how to figure out...


How Do American Robins Find Worms?

American robins wake up early to eat breakfast — but how do robins find worms in the ground? We chatted...


Wren vs Sparrow: What Bird Are You Seeing?

Some small brown birds are hard to identify in the backyard. Learn how to tell the difference between a wren...

Head Southwest to See a Cactus Wren

Find out what a cactus wren looks like, what these desert birds eat and where to spot them. Also find...


11 Colorful Western Tanager Pictures

These western tanager pictures show the fiery fliers in all their brilliant glory! See western tanagers on flowers, catching bugs...


House Wren vs Carolina Wren: ID Challenge

It's easy to get confused when identifying a house wren vs a Carolina wren. Learn what the birds look like,...


Welcome Nesting Wrens to a Wren Bird House

Attract nesting Carolina wrens and house wrens by picking the right wren bird house. Find out what kind of bird...


You Won’t Believe How Many Hummingbirds Visited This Backyard

Last winter, multiple Anna's hummingbirds, dozens upon dozens, decided a Washington woman's backyard was the ultimate place to be.


How to Identify and Attract a Carolina Wren

The Carolina wren song is common in southeastern woods, where it is heard even in winter. Learn about their nests...


How to Attract and Identify a House Wren

The house wren is a plain looking songbird, but its bubbling songs and nonstop activity make this cavity nester a...


16 Delightful Pictures of Wren Birds

Birders love a good picture of a wren, and we've rounded up 16 of them! See wrens building nests in...

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How to Clean Hummingbird Feeders

Backyard birders share their proven tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers. Learn how to clean hummingbird...


Do American Robins Mate For Life?

Lifelong love, or just soulmates for a season? Here's all you need to know about whether American robins mate for...


Can You Move a Bird Nest?

Birds have a habit of building nests in inconvenient places. Find out when and how you can move a bird...


Bird Flu: Should You Take Down Your Feeders?

Will avian influenza affect backyard birds? Find out if you need to take down feeders, plus learn bird flu symptoms...


21 Funny Animal Pictures to Make You Smile

Need a laugh today? Check out these funny animal pictures that portray the silly antics and hijinks of pets, backyard...


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...