Bird Nesting

Have you spotted a nesting bird in your yard? Our birding pros share their expertise on attracting birds and encouraging bird nesting in the backyard and beyond.

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 learn to fly and more about bird nests.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hummingbird Nests

Watching hummingbirds is more fun when you find a hummingbird nest with hummingbird eggs. Learn how to attract these tiny...


14 Extraordinary Bird Egg Facts

Learn interesting egg facts, including what bird lays pink eggs, what bird lays eggs in another bird's nest and why...


Everything You Need to Know About a Cardinal Nest

Ever wonder about the cardinal nest in your backyard? Learn how (and when) cardinals build their cup-shaped nests with twigs...


How to Recognize Northern Cardinal Eggs

Wondering if the nest in your backyard contains cardinal eggs? Feel confident in your cardinal egg spotting skills with these...

Your Cardinal Bird House Questions Answered

Want to see a family of cardinals in the spring? Find out if you should put up a cardinal bird...


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...

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...


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...


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...

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...


Can You Move a Bird Nest?

Birds have a habit of building nests in inconvenient places. Find out when and how you can move a bird...


Is That a Tree Swallow in my Bluebird House?

Bluebirds aren't the only species to use nest boxes! Learn about tree swallows' nesting habits and how to choose a...


9 Proven Tips to Attract Nesting Birds

Learn how to attract nesting birds to visit your backyard, including robins, bluebirds and wrens, with these helpful tips from...

Swallows Nest Types and Nesting Habits

Swallows spend much of their time flying. Learn the birding basics of where to find a swallows nest. Plus learn...


Be a Good Bird Landlord With a Purple Martin House

Purple-hued swallows arrive just in time to select a home for spring nesting season. Use a purple martin house to...


How to Make a Purple Martin Gourd House

DIY birdhouses fashioned from gourds have been used for centuries to attract purple martins. Learn how to make a purple...


Ground Nesting Birds: Safe and Sound Underground

From crannies and crevices to tunnels, some birds nest in the ground. We dig into the nest secrets of burrowing...


This Is the Only Bird Nesting Material You Should Put Out

Birds are natural architects—they don’t need our assistance to build a nest—but here are some safe bird nesting materials you...


Welcome Nesting Wrens to a Wren Bird House

Attract nesting Carolina wrens and house wrens by picking the right wren bird house. Find out what kind of bird...


Will a Robin Use a Bird House?

This cheery spring bird with a taste for worms is a welcome backyard guest. But will a robin nest in...


How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard

Where do owls live? Welcome these nighttime fliers to your yard. Experts reveal how to attract owls and provide shelter...


Do Birds Reuse Their Nests?

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

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9 Different Types of Bird Nests and How to Spot Them

Home tweet home! Learn about the many distinct types of bird nests and the different locations where you might find...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Choose the Best Birdhouses to Attract More Birds

Nesting birds are rewarding to watch. Get expert tips for on how to attract birds to a birdhouse and learn...