Attracting Birds

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard with these expert tips on plants and trees that attract birds, bird nesting and feeding birds.

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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.

Mystery Solved: Why You Never See a Baby Pigeon

Have you ever wondered why you never seem to see a baby pigeon? Find out the reason, and learn more...


The 15 Best Bird Feeder Deals on Amazon Right Now

Need a gorgeous new bird feeder? We did the shopping for you! Hurry before these hot bird feeder deals sell...


13 Fascinating Mourning Dove Facts

Mournings doves are common in backyards across America. Learn interesting facts you should know about the beautiful mourning dove.


You Won’t Believe How Fast Mourning Doves Build Nests

You'll be amazed at how fast a pair of mourning doves builds a nest! Learn when you might spot a mourning...

All About Mourning Dove Eggs and Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about mourning dove eggs and baby mourning doves, including when they...


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How to Get Rid of Blackbirds and Grackles at Feeders

Are bigger birds bothering your songbirds? Learn how to get rid of grackles, blackbirds, starlings and other undesirable birds at...

When Should I Clean Out Bird Houses?

Our birding experts recommend how and when to clean out bird houses. Also clean out bird houses after hosting roosting...


Is Hot Pepper Bird Seed Safe for Birds?

Should you use hot sauce or cayenne pepper to keep squirrels off of bird feeders? Learn if adding hot pepper...


Is It Safe to Freeze Hummingbird Nectar?

Birding experts reveal whether it's OK to freeze and thaw hummingbird sugar water for feeders, and how to care for...


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...

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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


How (and How Often) to Clean Bird Feeders

Follow these tips for maintaining seed and suet feeders to keep your backyard birds healthy in every season. Here's what...


How to Clean Your Hummingbird Feeder

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


Window Bird Feeders Give You Closer Views of Birds

Even if you don't have a big backyard with trees, you can still enjoy attracting and feeding the birds. We...


The Best Blue Jay Bird Feeders for Peanuts

Draw more clever blue jays into your yard by serving birdseed on a tray feeder, or try a blue jay...


Your Guide to Feeding Mealworms to Birds

A mealworm feeder is beloved by bug-eating birds. Learn what birds eat mealworms and get tips for serving live or...


22 Best Bird Baths and Fountains for Attracting Birds

We found the best bird bath options and fountains, including concrete, ceramic, resin, stone, mosaic, metal, solar and plastic choices....

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Offer Nyjer Seed to Attract More Finches

Learn where nyjer seed comes from and what types of birds eat it. Plus, find out what's the difference between...


What Foods Do Baby Birds Eat?

The spring and summer nesting season brings many baby birds to the backyard. Find out what baby birds eat and...


How Long Do Baby Birds Stay in the Nest and More Nest Facts

Discover how long baby birds stay in the nest, how long it takes bird eggs to hatch, how baby birds...


What is a Fledgling? See How a Baby Bird Grows Up

Find out what the five common bird life stages mean and see how robins and other baby birds look as...


All About Robin Nests and Robin Eggs

Learn where to look for a robin nest, what robin eggs and baby robins look like, how long it takes...


Do Purple Martins Eat Mosquitoes?

Do purple martins really eat thousands of mosquitoes a day? We checked with an expert to find out. Plus, learn...