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.

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 can offer.

How to Identify Baby Orioles and Juvenile Orioles

Spring is here, and it's almost time to look for bird nests and baby birds. Learn what a baby oriole...


Discover How Orioles Weave Elaborate Nests

Oriole nests are unique and different from other bird nests. Learn where and how orioles build nests and what they...


How to Attract Oriole Birds to Your Backyard

Get expert tips on attracting orioles. Find out how to bring more oriole birds, including Baltimore oriole birds, to your...


All About Cedar Waxwing Baby Birds and Nests

See photos of cedar waxwing babies and learn about cedar waxwing nests, including what the baby birds eat and when...

Birdscaping: Grow Plants for Nesting Birds

Grow bird-friendly plants for nesting birds. Include a mix of berry bushes, evergreen bushes, fruit trees, flowering trees and native...


Be a Good Bird Landlord with a Purple Martin House

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

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...


How to Make a Purple Martin Gourd House

Homemade birdhouses fashioned from gourds have been used for centuries to attract purple martins. Learn how to make your own...


How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard

Where do owls live? Roll out the welcome mat for these shadowy nighttime fliers. Experts reveal how to attract owls:...


Identify Bird Eggs by Color and Size

What bird lays blue eggs? What do cardinal eggs look like? Look at photos to help you identify bird eggs...

12 Extraordinary Bird Egg Facts

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


6 Proven Ways to Attract Cardinals

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


When Do Bluebirds Nest and Lay Eggs?

Learn what time of year when bluebirds nest, what bluebird eggs look like, and how many broods these colorful songbirds...


How to Keep House Sparrows Out of Bluebird Boxes

Our experts reveal how to keep sparrows out of bluebird houses and away from bird feeders. Learn tips on how...


All About Robins Nests and Robins Eggs

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

Do Birds Reuse Their Nests?

We asked the birding experts if birds reuse nests year after year. Learn about the nesting habits of different bird...


Where is the Best Place for a Bluebird House?

What is the best bluebird house location? The bird experts answer the question to help birders attract nesting bluebirds.


Help the Bluebirds: Monitor Bluebird Nest Boxes

Be a bluebird champion! Provide a bluebird box and become a volunteer bluebird monitor to help bluebirds survive and thrive.


What to Do If You Find a Bird Nest With Eggs or a Baby Bird

If you find a bird nest near your door, an abandoned bird nest with eggs, or if you see a...


Get Ready for Baby Birds: Tips for Bird Nesting Season

Prepare for bird nesting season! Learn the materials birds need to build nests, how to protect nesting birds from predators...


How to Identify and Attract Chipping Sparrows

Bring this cheery summer visitor into your backyard with our top tips for identifying and attracting chipping sparrows.


Everything You Need to Know About Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about baby mourning doves.


6 Unique Birdhouses Birds Will Actually Use

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

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Mourning Dove Nests: The Fastest Nest Builders

You'll be amazed at how fast a pair of mourning doves builds a nest. Learn about the nesting habits of...


8 Different Kinds of Bird Nests and How to Spot Them

Home tweet home! Learn about different types of bird nests and where various bird species choose to lay their eggs.


Watch Baby Birds With Nest Cams and in Your Backyard

After the excitement of viewing nest cams, you may want to observe nesting birds in your yard. Before you do,...


What is a Fledgling? Learn the Five Stages of a Baby Bird’s Life

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


13 Super Cute Photos of Baby Birds You Need to See

So fluffy! Backyard birders and nature lovers share their heartwarming encounters with small, fuzzy baby birds.


How to Attract Birds to a Birdhouse

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