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.

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...


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...


Are Pileated Woodpeckers Common at Feeders?

The birding experts respond to a backyard birder's question about how to attract the large pileated woodpecker to a feeder.


The Best Suet Feeders for Winter Birds

Winter will be upon us soon and your feathered friends need suet for energy. Check out the best suet feeder...


How (and How Often) to Clean Bird Feeders

Follow these tips for maintaining seed and suet feeders to keep your backyard birds healthy in every season. Here's how...


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...

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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...


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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...


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...