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.

How to Grow Peanuts (and Nutty Peanut Facts!)

Peanuts aren't actually nuts and don't grow on trees, but the birds and squirrels in your backyard love to eat...


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9 Easy Tips for Feeding Birds in Summer

Bird experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman make feeding birds in summer incredibly easy with achievable backyard hints and tricks.


The Best Bird Feeders for Blue Jays

Draw more blue jays into your yard by serving peanuts or sunflower seeds on a tray feeder, or try blue...


The 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...

Sugar Water for Hummingbirds 101

Learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds. Get the hummingbird sugar water recipe and ratio to attract more of...


What Foods Do Blue Jays Eat?

If you want to feed these bold birds in your backyard, you need to know what blue jays eat. Experts...

Squirrel-Buster Plus Bird Feeder: Does It Work?

One of our editors tried Brome's Squirrel Buster Plus bird feeder in her backyard. Find out what happened and if...


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...


Your Guide to Feeding Mealworms to Birds

A backyard mealworm bird feeder is beloved by bug-eating birds. Learn what birds eat mealworms and get tips for serving...


Window Bird Feeders Give You Closer Views of Birds

Even if you don't have a big backyard, you can still enjoy attracting and feeding the birds. We found the...

The Best-Selling Bird Feeders of 2021

In the market for a new feeder for your backyard birds? Check out the best-selling bird feeders that customers can't...


How to Get Rid of Grackles and Blackbirds at Feeders

Are bigger birds bothering your songbirds? Learn how to get rid of grackles, blackbirds, starlings and other undesirable birds at...


Do Scarlet Tanagers Eat Oranges?

Want to attract gorgeous scarlet tanagers to your backyard? Try offering orange halves and you might get a surprising special...


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The Best Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeders and 12 Tips That Work

Let's be honest: there's no such thing as completely squirrel-proof bird feeders. But you can cut down on squirrels' visits...


Attract Indigo Buntings With Their Favorite Foods

With a little landscape planning and their favorite types of seed at your bird feeder, you can attract indigo buntings...

How to Choose the Best Hummingbird Feeder

There’s many types of sugar water feeders to choose from. Check out four of the best hummingbird feeder styles for...


The Only Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe You Need

Wondering how to make hummingbird nectar to fill your feeders? Get the simple DIY recipe for homemade hummingbird nectar.


14 Questions About Hummingbird Feeders Answered by Experts

Get the answers to everything you've wondered about your hummingbird feeders, like what to put in a hummingbird feeder and...


10 Types of Bird Feeders You Need in Your Backyard

You can never have enough bird feeders. Learn about the different types of bird feeders available, and make plans to...


Your Essential Guide to Hummingbird Food

Quick! Fill your feeders with hummingbird food for the best chance to attract these amazing birds. Learn how to make...


What Can Birds Eat From the Kitchen?

Wondering what birds can eat? Attract birds with occasional treats that you have stocked in the kitchen. Offer peanut butter,...


Orioles Can’t Resist This Oriole Nectar Recipe

This oriole nectar recipe combines several of orioles' favorite foods such as oranges and grape jelly. Try it in your...


How to Feed Orioles: What Do Orioles Eat?

Orioles don't eat birdseed. Experts answer how to feed orioles and what do orioles eat to help birders bring more...

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What Birds Eat Oranges from Fruit Bird Feeders?

If you're thinking of trying out fruit bird feeders, you'll want to learn what birds eat oranges. Also learn other...


Top 12 Tips to Attract Birds to Your Feeders

Want to feed more bird species in your backyard? Follow these tried-and-true ways to learn how to attract birds to...


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...


What Foods Can You Feed to Ducks?

Although many people feed bread to ducks, it's better to consider more nutritious food options. Learn what to feed ducks.


9 Unique Oriole Feeders Your Birds Will Love

Add a fruit-filled oriole feeder to your backyard. Offer a feast for Baltimore orioles, other orioles and fruit loving birds...


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.