Birding

From helpful bird species profiles to expert tips on attracting birds to your yard – we have all the information you need to start birding.

View More in:

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 North America that you should know.


Where to Find Flame-Colored and Hepatic Tanagers

In the summer, birders can spot vibrant hepatic tanagers and flame-colored tanagers in the southwestern states—if you know where to...

Head South to See Summer Tanagers

Seeing—or hearing—a colorful summer tanager is a red-letter day because these birds aren’t as nearly abundant as other songbirds.


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...


Western Tanagers Are Fiery, Eye-Catching Fliers

During migration, flocks of western tanagers pass through valleys, plains, and foothills. Learn what the males and females look like...


16 Spring Warbler Birds You Should Know

Warbler birds are colorful and awe-inspiring, and tricky to find. Of more than 50 types of warblers in North America,...

Top 15 Colorful Flowers Hummingbirds Like

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


How to Attract Bluebirds: Tips and FAQs

Bluebirds are beautiful—it's easy to see why people are interested in attracting them. We’ve got easy tips and answers on...


Do Birds Reuse Their Nests?

We asked the birding experts if birds reuse nests year after year and for multiple broods. Learn about the nesting...


Fascinating Facts About Allen’s Hummingbirds

Identify male, female and juvenile Allen's hummingbirds. Learn about their call, the range where you can spot this species, and...


Birding in the City: How to Be an Urban Birder

You don't have to leave the city to see amazing birds. Follow simple tips from David Lindo, the Urban Birder,...

Use an Ant Moat for Your Hummingbird Feeders

Do ants keep crawling into your sugar water and other bird food? Learn how to use an ant moat for...


How Fast Do Hummingbirds Fly and Flap Their Wings?

Learn more about the breathtaking rapid wing speed of hummingbirds. An expert reveals how fast hummingbirds fly and flap their...


How to Choose the Best Hummingbird Feeder

There’s many types of sugar water feeders to choose from. Check out four of the best hummingbird feeder styles for...


Will a Praying Mantis Eat Hummingbirds?

Watch your feeders and flowers for a surprising hummingbird predator. Find out how to protect your hummingbirds from a praying...


The Only Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe You Need

Wondering how to make hummingbird nectar to fill your feeders? Get the simple DIY recipe for homemade hummingbird nectar.


How to Make a DIY Bluebird House

Want to attract bluebirds to nest in your yard? Make a bluebird box! These DIY bluebird house plans meet the...


22 Pictures of Super Cute Baby Birds You Need to See

So fluffy! Backyard birders and nature lovers share their heartwarming encounters and pictures of small, cute baby birds.


8 Surprising Facts About Tanagers

Take a peek into the vibrant world of North American tanagers. Learn about tanagers' nests, plumage and their favorite foods.

Magazine Cover

Subscribe & SAVE

Save Up To 75%!

How to Identify Black-Chinned Hummingbirds

Black-chinned hummingbirds wag their tails as they feed across the western United States. Learn what the males and females look...


Look for Violet-Crowned Hummingbirds in the Southwest

Look for violet-crowned hummingbirds in Arizona and New Mexico. Learn what these birds look like and discover facts about their...


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...


How to Create an Ideal Hummingbird Habitat

Hummingbirds need more than just a sugar-water feeder to thrive in your yard. Follow these tips to design a perfect...


Sugar Water for Hummingbirds 101

Learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds. Get the hummingbird sugar water recipe and ratio to attract more of...


How to Attract Birds to Your Yard: Food, Water and Shelter

Follow these simple tips to make your yard a dream destination for birds. Learn how to attract birds by fulfilling...