Attracting Birds

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard with these expert tips on plants and trees that attract birds, bird nesting and feeding birds.

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Birdscaping: Grow Plants for Nesting Birds

Grow bird-friendly plants for nesting birds. Include a mix of berry bushes, evergreen bushes, fruit trees, flowering trees and native plants.

75+ Solutions for Common Backyard Birdwatching Problems

We’ve got answers for all your backyard birdwatching problems, including cleaning feeders and bird baths, deterring backyard pests and helping...


Be a Good Bird Landlord with a Purple Martin House

Purple-hued swallows arrive just in time to select a new home for spring nesting season. Use a purple martin house...


9 Proven Tips to Attract Nesting Birds

Learn how to attract nesting birds to visit your backyard, including robins, bluebirds and wrens, with these helpful tips from...


How to Make a Purple Martin Gourd House

Homemade birdhouses fashioned from gourds have been used for centuries to attract purple martins. Learn how to make your own...

Why You Should Plant Eastern Red Cedar Trees in Your Yard

Looking for a new tree to add to your yard? Grow a majestic Eastern red cedar tree to provide food...


How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard

Where do owls live? Roll out the welcome mat for these shadowy nighttime fliers. Experts reveal how to attract owls:...


How to Attract and Identify Purple Finches

Attracting a purple finch is easy with the right food, but identifying them can be tricky! Here's the best way...


19 Berry Bushes Birders Should Grow

Want to attract more birds to your backyard? Start by growing berry bushes for birds in your landscape. Birds love...


Identify Bird Eggs by Color and Size

What bird lays blue eggs? What do cardinal eggs look like? Look at photos to help you identify bird eggs...


12 Extraordinary Bird Egg Facts

Learn interesting egg facts, including what bird lays pink eggs, what bird lays eggs in another bird's nest and how...


6 Proven Ways to Attract Cardinals

Attract cardinals to your backyard by growing plants with the berries and seeds they love to eat, and shrubs for...


When Do Bluebirds Nest and Lay Eggs?

Learn what time of year when bluebirds nest, what bluebird eggs look like, and how many broods these colorful songbirds...

How to Keep House Sparrows Out of Bluebird Boxes

Our experts reveal how to keep sparrows out of bluebird houses and away from bird feeders. Learn tips on how...


All About Robins Nests and Robins Eggs

Learn where to look for a robin's nest, what robin eggs and baby robins look like, how long baby robins...


How to Attract Robins to Your Yard or Garden

Meet the orange-breasted early bird that greets spring with a song. Learn how to identify and attract robins with their...


Do Birds Reuse Their Nests?

We asked the birding experts if birds reuse nests year after year. Learn about the nesting habits of different bird...


Where is the Best Place for a Bluebird House?

What is the best bluebird house location? The bird experts answer the question to help birders attract nesting bluebirds.


Help the Bluebirds: Monitor Bluebird Nest Boxes

Be a bluebird champion! Provide a bluebird box and become a volunteer bluebird monitor to help bluebirds survive and thrive.


Create the Ultimate Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Love attracting birds? Don’t stop there. Garden for wildlife to create the ultimate backyard habitat for bugs, butterflies, and more.


What to Do If You Find a Bird Nest With Eggs or a Baby Bird

If you find a bird nest near your door, an abandoned bird nest with eggs, or if you see a...

Get Ready for Baby Birds: Tips for Bird Nesting Season

Prepare for bird nesting season! Learn the materials birds need to build nests, how to protect nesting birds from predators...


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 Varied Thrush: Voice of the Northwest

Learn everything you need to know about the colorful varied thrush that is known for its dramatic beauty and haunting...


How to Identify and Attract Chipping Sparrows

Bring this cheery summer visitor into your backyard with our top tips for identifying and attracting chipping sparrows.