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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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15 Types of Hummingbirds Found in the United States

If you're wondering what hummingbird species are in your backyard, check out the 15 types of hummingbirds that breed in the United States.

Proven Ways to Attract and Identify Northern Cardinals

Attract cardinals to your backyard by growing plants with the berries and seeds they love to eat, and shrubs for...


8 Types of Orioles to Look for in North America

Eye-catching orioles come decked out in orange and yellow feathers. Get to know the types of orioles in...


11 Frequently Asked Questions About Attracting Hummingbirds

Get answers to common questions about feeding and attracting hummingbirds and hummingbird behavior from a birding expert.


What Do Hummingbirds Eat?

Birding experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman discuss all of the foods that hummingbirds eat—their diet includes more than...

17 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Hummingbirds

Discover fun hummingbird facts, like what is on the hummingbird diet, colors of their feathers, if they sing,...


Where Do Birds Sleep At Night?

Unravel the mystery of where birds go to nap and rest after dark. Our bird experts answer your questions about...

8 Yellow and Black Birds You Should Look For

If you spot a yellow and black bird, you might need some help to identify it. Here are photos of...


How to Grow Peanuts (and Nutty Peanut Facts!)

Peanuts aren't actually nuts and don't grow on trees, but the birds and squirrels in your backyard love to eat...


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9 Easy Tips for Feeding Birds in Summer

Bird experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman make feeding birds in summer incredibly easy with achievable backyard hints and tricks.


Make a DIY Hummingbird Mister Birdbath

Hummingbirds can have difficulty using traditional bird baths. Create a hummingbird mister instead to give these little jewels a place...

Everything You Need to Know About Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about baby mourning doves, including what mourning dove eggs look like...


Plant a Goldfinch Garden With Their Favorite Plants

With the right plants, your backyard can become a goldfinch sanctuary. Here's the garden plants and flowers goldfinches love most.


25 Small Yellow Birds You Should Know

Did you spot a small yellow bird in the trees? Look at these photos of yellow birds found across North...


Pine Siskin vs Goldfinch: How to Tell the Difference

Pine siskins and goldfinches are similar small birds in the finch family. Learn how to tell the difference between pine...


Meet the 3 Types of Goldfinches in the United States

There are three types of goldfinches across the United States. Learn what these goldfinch species look like and where to...

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American Goldfinch: The Golden Bird

The American goldfinch is one of the last songbirds to breed each summer. Look for these bright, thistle-loving beauties in...


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How to Help Birds and Wildlife in Extreme Weather

Where do birds go when it storms? From blizzards to heat waves we'll show you how to protect birds, bats...


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Top 10 Trees and Shrubs With Berries for Birds

Tasty fruits dangling from open branches entice birds, like cedar waxwings and American robins. Check out the best bird berries...


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15 Common Backyard Birds You Should Know

New to birding? Start with the basics. Learn to recognize 15 common backyard birds, and discover ways to attract them...


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5 Ways to Create a Bird-Safe Backyard

Keep your feathered friends healthy and happy with clean bird feeders, fresh birdseed and a natural yard free of pesticides.


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How to Keep House Sparrows Out of Bluebird Boxes

Our experts reveal how to keep sparrows out of bluebird houses and away from bird feeders. Learn tips on how...


Wild Bird Diseases: What You Need to Know

Seeing sick birds at your feeder can be a concern. Learn about the most common wild bird diseases and a...


Great Egrets: Nests, Courtship and Baby Egrets

With spectacular breeding plumage, delicate mating displays, and adorable babies, great egrets are fun to watch during bird nesting season.

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How to Identify Anna’s Hummingbirds

The Anna's hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. It can be found all year along the Pacific Coast, as...


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How to Attract Orioles to Your Backyard

Get expert tips on attracting orioles. Find out how to bring more oriole birds, including Baltimore oriole birds, to your...


Meet the Jays: 8 Types of Jays You Should Know

Whether you think they're brilliant or bullies, there's plenty to discover about these clever corvids. Learn about blue jays and...


Summer Tanagers May be Hiding in Plain Sight

Seeing—or hearing—a colorful summer tanager is a red-letter day. Summer tanagers may be bright red—but that doesn’t always make them...


Bird Molting: Why Birds Molt and How to Spot It

Now you see them, now you don't! Discover why goldfinches and other backyard birds molt and change color in the...


7 Fascinating Cardinal Bird Facts

Cardinals are one of the most popular backyard birds. Learn fascinating cardinal bird facts, including about their coloring, nesting habits...