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.

15 Totally Adorable Baby Bluebird Pictures

You're sure to smile at these cute baby bluebird pictures showing the juvenile bluebirds and fledglings in the nest, with...


Look for Energetic Verdin Birds in the Southwest

Find and attract verdins in southwestern scrubland settings. Plus, learn about verdin nests, see what verdins look like, and...


How to Attract and Identify a Purple Finch

Attracting a purple finch is easy with the right food, but identifying one can be tricky! Here's how to spot...


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...

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8 Ways to Ensure a Bird-Safe Backyard

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


The Best Bluebird Feeders and Feeding Tips

Choose the best bluebird feeders and follow these feeding tips from fellow birders to attract more bluebirds to your backyard.

Create the Ultimate Backyard Wildlife and Bird Habitat

Building a good backyard bird habitat doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are tips to help create an...


Attract Birds and More With a Mountain Ash Tree

Mountain ash trees are gorgeous, but offer much more than looks. Discover the berries and blooms that make the trees...


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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...


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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...

Birding Basics: Our Guide to Making Suet for Birds

Say so long to the store-bought stuff and whip up a fresh batch of suet yourself! It's easy (and cheap!)...


How to Attract and Identify a Pine Siskin

When pine siskins visit, expect a flock. These feisty finches love thistle seeds. Learn what a pine siskin looks like...


10 Foods You Aren’t Feeding Birds Yet

Don’t limit your backyard birds to seeds and sugar water. Keep birds coming back for more by feeding them the...


This Is Why You Should Grow a Firethorn Bush

Plant a firethorn bush in your backyard to welcome birds and bees while providing year-round beauty. This shrub features...


How to Choose the Perfect Chickadee Nest Box

Learn the correct dimensions and essential features to look for in a chickadee nest box to give nesting chickadee families...

Switch Up Your Bird Feeding Habits to See New Species

Offer new foods in your backyard, and you'll be surprised what you see! Mix up your bird feeding habits and...


Baby Chickadees Are SO Small and Cute

Seeing a baby chickadee in your yard is sure to give you joy. Find out what baby chickadees look like...


How to Attract Birds in Winter and Spot More Species

Learn how to attract winter birds you want to see with these simple tips. Use these tricks to see more...


5 Foods You Should Feed Birds in Winter

Choose high-energy foods to keep backyard birds well fed during winter. Learn what to feed birds in winter so you...


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...


The Chickadee Birds: All About Chickadees

To attract and identify the types of chickadees in North America, learn about chickadee songs, favorite foods and where they...


How to Help Birds in Cold Winter Weather

Don't worry about your backyard birds during frigid winter weather. Learn how to help them by providing food, water and...


Bird Feeder Placement: Where to Hang Bird Feeders

While the type of feeder you select is important, proper bird feeder placement is also part of successful backyard bird...

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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 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...


Drought Resistant Trees and Plants to Grow for Birds

Be water wise and attract more birds to your yard by planting drought resistant trees and plants for food and...


What Do Cardinals Eat? How to Attract Cardinals

Attract cardinals by learning what cardinals eat, and where cardinals nest. Offer seeds and berries and grow shrubs for shelter.


14 Cute and Heartwarming Baby Cardinal Photos

Learn what a baby cardinal looks like, from egg to fledgling, with these photos. Did you know that baby cardinals...


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...