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.

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...


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.


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...


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...


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...

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.


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...


How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Teach your kids and grandkids about nature by making this easy homemade bird feeder. Woodpeckers and nutchatches will love it!


3 Types of Seeds and Feeders Birds Love Best

Maximize the traffic in your backyard with popular seed and feeders that keep birds coming back for more. Learn what...


How to Grow Your Own Birdseed

Plant sunflowers and other native plants to attract more beautiful birds.


How to Clean Hummingbird Feeders

Backyard birdwatchers share their tried-and-true tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers. Learn how to clean hummingbird...

How to Get Kids Excited About Birding

Give your favorite kids an adventure in their own backyard.


Feed Grape Jelly to Orioles and Tanagers

Go beyond birdseed and mix up your backyard menu with grape jelly. Fruit-eating birds like orioles, catbirds and tanagers love...


The 5 Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Seed Mix

Save money and make your own birdseed blend.


Grow Sunflowers to Attract More Backyard Birds

Save money feeding birds by growing and harvesting sunflower seeds from your garden.


Top Songbirds in America

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

Backyard Birding in Small Spaces

With a little planning and some bird feeding basics from our experts you can attract birds to backyard—no matter where...


How to Make Easy DIY Oriole Feeders

The secret to attracting orioles? Oranges! These two kinds of DIY oriole feeders are easy to make, and orioles will...


Why Feed Birds?

A birdwatcher explains why he loves feeding birds.


Feeding Friendly Birds

Learn why these are the friendliest birds in your backyard.


How to Make Birdseed Suet Cupcakes

Feed birds with this simple and fun homemade birdseed suet recipe. Learn how easy it is to make birdseed suet...


Best Birdseed to Feed Backyard Birds

Choose these seeds to attract and feed your favorite birds.