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 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...


21 Simple Tips to Attract Winter Birds

Birds are even more beautiful in the midst of a few flurries. Here's how to attract them to your backyard!


Switch Up Your Bird Feeding Habits

Try something different in your backyard, and you'll be surprised what you see! Trade your bird feeding habits for something...


Ask the Bird Experts: What Do Bluebirds Eat in Winter?

What foods do bluebirds eat in cold weather during winter? Do all bluebirds migrate? Our bird experts answer your questions.


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...


9 Nutty Facts About Peanuts and How to Grow Them

Peanuts aren't nuts at all! Here's how to grow these tasty snacks that are actually legumes.

The Basics of Bird Beaks

No matter the challenge, birds have the perfect tools for the job, right in front of their noses.


The 5 Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Seed Mix

Save money and make your own birdseed blend.


Tips for Fall Bird Feeder Maintenance

Fall is a great time to get your bird feeders in tip top shape for the winter feeding season.


Grow Sunflowers to Attract More Backyard Birds

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


Bird Feeding Tips: Feeder Placement

While the type of feeder you select is important, where you put your feeders is also part of successful backyard...


Don’t Forget to Feed Our Native Sparrows

There are many native sparrows that you can attract to your backyard!


Top Songbirds in America

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


Bird Feeding Tips: Peanuts in the Shell vs. Shelled Peanuts

A commonly asked bird feeding question is what type of birds eat different types of peanuts.

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...


Our Favorite Suet Feeders from Duncraft

If you're interesting in offering suet to attract more woodpeckers and other backyard birds, try one of these feeders from...


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Feeder Birds in the Rio Grande Valley

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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...


Attracting Birds for Less

Save money with these tips for feeding and attracting birds.

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.


Seasonal Tips to Attract Birds

These simple seasonal tips will help you attract birds to your backyard.


Offer Safflower Seed at Bird Feeders to Deter Squirrels

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