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.

Is It Safe to Freeze Hummingbird Nectar?

Birding experts reveal whether it's OK to freeze and thaw hummingbird sugar water for feeders, and how to care for hummingbird feeders in cold weather.

Is it OK to Add Bacon Fat to Bird Suet?

Is bacon fat safe to add to bird suet? Find out what the birding experts say, plus get tips on...


Attract More New Species With Peanuts for Birds

You’ll be impressed with the variety of species you’ll attract by offering peanuts at your bird feeders.


How to Clean a Suet Cage Bird Feeder

If you want to feed suet to birds, you need to know how to clean a suet bird feeder. Get...


Insect Eating Birds: Do Birds Eat Bees, Mosquitoes and Butterflies?

These common insect eating birds munch on butterflies, bees, mosquitoes, ants and more.

Backyard Birds Love Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

There are some big benefits of serving black oil sunflower seeds in your backyard. Plus, see which birds love these...


Cheap Ways to Attract More Birds on a Budget

Save money on your favorite hobby with these cheap ways to attract more birds Get creative to make budget feeders...


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 what...


How to Clean Your Hummingbird Feeder

Backyard birders share their proven tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers. Learn how to clean hummingbird...


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 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-Selling Bird Feeders of 2022

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


The Most Musical Songbirds in America

Bird songs are beautiful and melodic. Discover why you should be listening as well as looking for these musical types...

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...


What Do Wrens Eat and How to Attract Them

Discover what wrens' favorite foods are, what they eat in winter and summer and how to attract them to your...


What Do Warblers Eat and How to Attract Them

Find out what do warblers eat? See how to lure orange crowned warblers, yellow throated warblers, Townsend’s warblers and...


No Mess Bird Feeders to Keep Your Yard Clean

Experts share what to look for when shopping for no mess bird feeder options to attract birds. Plus check out...


What Do Sparrows Eat and How to Attract Them

Learn what sparrows eat, as well as which seeds and types of bird feeders to offer to attract these cheery...


What Do Woodpeckers Eat? The Best Woodpecker Food

Attract woodpeckers to your yard with the best woodpecker food. Learn what woodpecker eat and the best birdseed and feeders...


The Best Bluebird Feeders and Feeding Tips

Choose a bluebird feeder and follow the best feeding tips from fellow birders to attract more bluebirds to your backyard.


What Do Juncos Eat and How to Attract Them

Flocks of juncos arrive with cold snowy weather. Learn the best foods to offer at feeders and plants to grow...


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...

The Essential Guide to Rendering Suet for Birds

Whip up DIY suet cakes yourself! It's easy (and cheap!) Learn the do's and don'ts of rendering beef suet for...


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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...


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...