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.

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...


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...


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...

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 why...


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...

When Should I Clean Out My Bird Houses?

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


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

Learn facts about bird nests. Discover how birds build nests, how long baby birds stay in nests, how long it...


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...


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...

Female Cowbird: Flying Under the Radar

A female cowbird is a dull looking bird with plain plumage that is easy to miss in the backyard. But...


Brown Thrasher: An Elusive, Musical Songbird

Brown thrashers are excellent mimics and sing more than 1,000 tunes. Learn about these elusive songbirds and how to identify...


Everything You Need to Know About Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about baby mourning doves, including what mourning dove eggs look like...


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Keep House Sparrow Nests Out of Bluebird Boxes

Experts reveal how to keep house sparrow nests out of bluebird houses and away from feeders. Win the bluebird nest...


Great Egrets: Nests, Courtship and Baby Egrets

With spectacular breeding plumage, delicate mating displays, and adorable babies, great egrets are fun to watch during bird nesting season.


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How to Attract Orioles to Your Backyard

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


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...


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...

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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...


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 More Goldfinches to Your Backyard

Get tips on how to attract goldfinches to your backyard. Learn what seeds goldfinches eat from feeders and flowers, and...


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...