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 to Identify and Attract Chipping Sparrows

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

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...

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...


Meet the Best Bird Dads and Learn How They Help Out Around The Nest

Celebrate the hardest-working feathered fathers out there! These great bird dads don't fly away when the chicks hatch.


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...


Get Started with Birdhouses

Create safe and cozy spaces for birds to raise their families.


When Should I Clean Out My Birdhouses?

Our bird experts recommend that you should clean out birdhouses in winter and the best winter insulation for roosting birds.


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...


7 Interesting Facts About How Birds Nest

There's a lot more to bird nests than meets the eye.


Is that a Swallow in My Bluebird Box?

I'm always happy to see a swallow in a bluebird box.

Scenes from a Bird Nesting Colony

Wading birds frequently raise their young in mixed-species colonies. See photos from one bird nesting colony in Florida.


Bird Nesting Season: Anhinga Courtship

Anhinga courtship behavior is a joy to watch. See video of a male anhinga during bird nesting season as he...


4 Common Backyard Cavity Nesting Birds

You can help a bird nesting in your backyard by providing places for cavity nesters.


Birding Basics to Camouflaged Birds

Many camouflaged birds blend in with the background for their own survival—but you can spot them with the birding basics...


All About Swallows’ Nests and Nesting Habits

Swallows spend much of their time flying. Learn the birding basics of where to find swallows nests and all about...


Attracting a Nesting Bird: Carolina and House Wrens

Learn how to attract a nesting bird by picking the right nest box for Carolina and House Wrens.


Build a One-Board DIY Birdhouse

A DIY birdhouse doesn’t get any easier than this! Learn how to build a nest box from single pine board.


Birds that Nest in Cavities

Discover which cavity-dwellers you can attract to your backyard.

Bird Nesting Marvels

Discover some of the most amazing bird nesting marvels in North America.


A Bird’s Nest Built On the Front Door

I am sure that you have heard or seen some strange places where birds have made their nests.  Well, a


Killdeer Nest in Middle of a Busy Backyard

Last week, my sister was in the backyard of her small farm when a killdeer started squawking at her.  This


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How to Get Your Bird Houses Ready for Spring

Spring is in the air…finally! After what feels like a long and very cold winter, it’s finally beginning to feel