Feeding Birds

From bird feeder recommendations to homemade suet recipes, we’re sharing our best bird feeding tips and tricks to help you attract birds to your backyard.

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.

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.


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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...


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!)...


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...

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...


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...


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...

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...


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...


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Hummingbird Food: Sugar Water for Hummingbirds 101

Learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds. Get the hummingbird sugar water recipe and ratio to make your own...


How to Choose Sunflower Seeds for Birds

Serve sunflower seeds if you want to attract more birds to your yard. But do you know how to choose...

The Best Blue Jay Bird Feeders for Peanuts

Draw more clever blue jays into your yard by serving birdseed on a tray feeder, or try a blue jay...


The Best Finch Feeders to Serve Thistle Seed

Fill a finch feeder with nyjer thistle seed to attract goldfinches. Add the best finch feeders to your yard to...


Don’t Forget Native Sparrows at Bird Feeders

There are many native sparrows that you can attract to your backyard! Learn how to choose the best kind of...


Do Safflower Seeds Deter Squirrels?

Squirrels and bully birds may ignore safflower seed, but many beloved songbirds will still come to your feeders.


Feeding Tips: Peanuts in the Shell vs. Shelled Peanuts for Birds

A commonly asked bird feeding question is what type of birds eat different types of peanuts.


The Best Ways to Attract More Birds on a Budget

Save money on your favorite hobby with these tips for attracting birds on a budget. Birds don't need expensive feeders...


Homemade Suet Recipes (and Suet Feeding Tips) for Birds

Readers share their best suet recipes and tips for feeding suet to backyard birds. Save money and attract more birds...


The 9 Best Fall Bird Feeding Tips

Follow these simple tips to provide food sources for the hungry migrating fall birds that visit your backyard as the...

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8 Common Questions About Suet for Birds

Seeds, fruits, fats, nuts and more create a calorie-dense treat for birds. Here’s how to serve suet for birds. Learn...


Ask the Experts: Do Bluebirds Migrate in Winter?

What foods do bluebirds eat in cold weather during winter? Do all bluebirds migrate? Our bird experts answer your questions.


What Do Cedar Waxwings Eat and How to Attract Them

If you want to know to attract cedar waxwings to your yard, you need to know, what do cedar waxwings...


The Top 12 Cutest Birds in America

The votes are in—see if your favorite bird made our list of the cutest birds in America. Then get the...


The 4 Foods Nuthatches Love to Eat

What do nuthatches eat? Attract acrobatic nuthatches to your yard by offering a buffet of their favorite foods and seeds...


How to Store Bird Seed and Keep It Fresh

If you want to feed the birds in your backyard, it's important to do so safely. Learn how to store...