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.

Don’t Forget Native Sparrows at Bird Feeders

There are many native sparrows that you can attract to your backyard! Learn how to choose the best kind of...


Do Safflower Seeds Deter Squirrels?

Squirrels and bully birds may ignore safflower seed, but many beloved songbirds will still come to your feeders.


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...


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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...

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 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.


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...


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...


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.


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...


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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...


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 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.


8 Ideas for Attracting and Feeding Birds in Spring

Attract more species to visit your feeders during migration season. Follow these proven tips for feeding birds in spring from...


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...


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...

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...


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 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!


How to Get Kids Excited About Birding

Give your favorite kids an adventure in their own backyard.