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.

Attract Indigo Buntings With Their Favorite Foods

With a little landscape planning and their favorite types of seed at your bird feeder, you can attract...


The Best Bird Feeders for Blue Jays

Draw more blue jays into your yard by serving peanuts or sunflower seeds on a tray feeder, or try blue...


Proven Ways to Attract and Identify Northern Cardinals

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


Meet the Steller’s Jay: Clever Black and Blue Birds

Get to know these smart and social western birds, including what they eat, what they look like, and how to...

15 Best Birdbaths and Fountains for Attracting Birds

Many birds that don't come to feeders may visit a birdbath. We found the best birdbaths and fountains to attract...


The 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...

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...


What Foods Do Blue Jays Eat?

If you want to feed these bold birds in your backyard, you need to know what blue jays eat. Experts...


15 Adorable Photos of Bird Mothers With Babies

Bird moms work hard to raise their babies. Check out our collection of sweet photos of bird mothers with their...


How to Identify and Attract Blue Jays

Blue jays are smart, bold and beautiful birds. Learn how to attract blue jays, what males, females and babies look...

Late Nesting Birds: When Do Birds Lay Eggs?

Nesting season is not done yet! Learn the bird nesting basics of these late nesters and find out how to...


7 Unique Birdhouses Your Birds Will Actually Use

Decorative birdhouses are fun, but not always practical for birds. These unique birdhouses provide safe nesting spots for your feathered...


Squirrel-Buster Plus Bird Feeder: Does It Work?

One of our editors tried Brome's Squirrel Buster Plus bird feeder in her backyard. Find out what happened and if...


9 Foods You Should Never Feed to Birds

Can birds eat bread? Not all people foods are safe for birds. Leave these nine foods off the menu to...


Your Guide to Feeding Mealworms to Birds

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

Window Bird Feeders Give You Closer Views of Birds

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


The Best-Selling Bird Feeders of 2021

In the market for a new feeder for your backyard birds? Check out the best-selling bird feeders that customers can't...


How to Get Rid of Grackles and Blackbirds at Feeders

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


Do Scarlet Tanagers Eat Oranges?

Want to attract gorgeous scarlet tanagers to your backyard? Try offering orange halves and you might get a surprising special...


The Best Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeders and 12 Tips That Work

Let's be honest: there's no such thing as completely squirrel-proof bird feeders. But you can cut down on squirrels' visits...


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...


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...

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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.


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...


14 Questions About Hummingbird Feeders Answered by Experts

Get the answers to everything you've wondered about your hummingbird feeders, like what to put in a hummingbird feeder and...


10 Types of Bird Feeders You Need in Your Backyard

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