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.

How to Help Birds During Extremely Cold Weather

Don't worry about your backyard birds during frigid winter weather. Learn how to help them by providing food, water and shelter.

Look for Pine Warblers at Suet Feeders

While most warblers are insect eating birds, watch closely at your suet feeders and you may spot a surprising visitor—a...


4 Foods You Should Feed Birds in Winter

To attract more winter birds, add these best-loved options to your backyard menu.


10 Top Tips for Feeding Birds in Winter

Cold weather and lots of snow can be very tough on birds. But you can help your feathered friends by...


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...

The 6 Best Feeding Tips for Autumn Birds

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


Birding Basics: Interesting Facts About Cardinals

Add a splash of red to your backyard. Learn facts about northern cardinals, including what cardinals look like and what...


The Top 10 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...


How to Attract More Juncos to Your Backyard

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


Irruption Alert: Look for Evening Grosbeaks at Bird Feeders

Backyard birders should watch for evening grosbeaks in winter 2020. The annual finch forecast also reveals other species you might...


The 4 Best Foods for Attracting Woodpeckers

Attract more woodpeckers to your backyard by serving all of their favorite foods.


4 Homemade Suet Recipes for Feeding Birds

Readers share their best suet recipes for feeding backyard birds. Save money and attract more birds by making your own...


3 Proven Tips for Attracting Birds with Suet

Once the weather turns cold, it's time to put out suet for your backyard birds. Follow these proven tips to...

7 Common Questions About Feeding Suet to Birds

If you've never fed suet to birds, it's time to start! Learn all about feeding suet, including how to serve...


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 feeders...


Can Birds Eat Peanut Butter?

Our bird experts explain if peanut butter is safe for birds and what kind of peanut butter to offer at...


10 Foods You Aren’t Feeding Birds Yet

Don’t limit your birds to seed, suet and sugar water. Keep ’em coming back for more by feeding birds the...


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!)...


Duncraft Just Debuted Brand New Bird Feeders—Here’s Our Favorites

From tray feeders to peanut butter feeders, you won't want to miss out on Duncraft's new releases.


Attract Titmice to Visit Your Backyard

Attract these seed smugglers and watch them take their food to go. In winter, keep your feeders full of sunflower...


4 Foods to Attract Nuthatches to Your Yard

Attract acrobatic nuthatches to your bird feeders by offering a buffet of their favorite foods.

How to Get Rid of Blue Jays at Your Feeders

Free up your feeders for your favorite small songbirds by learning how to get rid of blue jays. One way...


7 Backyard Birds That Eat Berries

As insects disappear, trees and shrubs produce persistent bite-sized fruits. Watch these winter backyard birds dine on the cold-season feast.


How to Attract Waxwings with Berries

Win over berry-loving cedar waxwings and bohemian waxwings with native fruit-bearing plants, including trees and shrubs.


Attract More Backyard Birds by Feeding Peanuts

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


How to Feed and Attract Birds All Year Long

As the seasons and weather conditions change, switch up what you're serving in your bird feeders to attract more birds...


Proven Bird Feeding Tips to Keep Birdseed Fresh

Keep your seed, suet and sugar water feeders filled and clean to attract more birds to your backyard.