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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What Does a Baby Woodpecker Look Like?

That unusual bird might be a juvenile or baby woodpecker! Learn what baby woodpeckers eat, how long they stay in the nest, and more.

Is That a Woodpecker at a Hummingbird Feeder?

Woodpeckers have a a varied diet and their eating habits might surprise you. Find out if it's common to see...


How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard

Where do owls live? Welcome these nighttime fliers to your yard. Experts reveal how to attract owls and provide shelter...


Is Salt Softened Water Dangerous for Hummingbird Food?

Find out whether salt water in hummingbird food is OK—or whether you need to stock up on bottled water during...


Grow Coneflowers to Attract Butterflies and Birds

Coneflower is a butterfly magnet. These easy-to-grow nectar flowers attract attract plenty of pollinators and add a bright pop of...

Protect the Nest: Do Snakes Eat Birds and Eggs?

If you attract nesting birds, you may worry that snakes eat birds and eggs. Learn how to lower the risk....


14 Ways to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden and Yard

Birds & Blooms readers share tried-and-true advice for transforming your yard into a bustling bird garden and a haven for...


Grow More Native Plants for Birds

Native trees and flowers in your garden will bring in more birds than ever before. Learn which native plants are...


Do Cardinals Eat Suet From Bird Feeders?

Cardinals are frequent visitors to backyard bird feeders. But will your cardinals eat suet? Find out what the birding experts...


Grow a Crimson Bottlebrush Shrub for Pollinators

If you need a plant for pollinators and birds, crimson bottlebrush is a perfect pick! Learn how to grow this...


All About Robin Nests and Robin Eggs

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


Welcome Nesting Wrens With Wren Bird Houses

Attract nesting Carolina wrens and house wrens by picking the right wren bird house. Find out what kind of bird...


Discover How Orioles Weave Elaborate Nests

An oriole nest is unique and different from other bird nests. Learn where and how orioles weave their nests and...

14 Cute and Heartwarming Baby Cardinal Photos

See what a baby cardinal looks like, from egg to fledgling, with photos. Did you know baby cardinals don't have...


Grow Red Hot Poker for a Flock of Pollinators

You might know these plants as torch lilies, but birds and other pollinators in your yard know them as colorful,...


Can You Move a Bird Nest Near Your Home?

Birds have a habit of building nests in inconvenient places. Find out when and how you can move a bird...


Female Cowbird: Notorious Nest Invaders

A female cowbird is a dull looking bird with plain plumage that is easy to miss in the backyard. But...


This Is the Only Bird Nesting Material You Should Put Out

Birds are natural architects—they don’t need our assistance to build a nest—but here are some safe bird nesting materials you...


22 Best Bird Baths and Fountains for Attracting Birds

We found the best bird bath options and fountains, including concrete, ceramic, resin, stone, mosaic, metal, solar and plastic choices....


Welcome Feathered Families With Unique Birdhouses

Nest box requirements vary by species, but several characteristics for birdhouses are universal. Follow these guidelines for providing the safest...


Orioles and Fruit-Loving Birds Love to Eat Grape Jelly

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


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Keep House Sparrow Nests out of Bluebird Boxes

Experts reveal how to keep house sparrow nests out of bluebird houses and away from feeders. Win the bluebird nest...

9 Funny Bird Nest Pictures You Need to See

From wrens who nested in the pocket of a pair of jeans to a hummingbird who nested on a chandelier,...


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Where Do Birds Go During a Rain Storm?

From thunderstorms to blizzards, we'll show you how to protect birds by turning your yard into a shelter.


Birding Guidelines: Birdhouse Hole Size Chart

Follow the guidelines on this birdhouse hole size chart to make sure you're offering the right birdhouse for your feathered...


How to Get Rid of Blue Jays at Bird Feeders

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


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The Best Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeders and 12 Tips That Work

Let's be honest: there's no such thing as completely squirrel-proof bird feeders. But you can cut down on squirrels' visits...


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Feeding Orioles: What Do Orioles Eat?

Orioles don't eat birdseed. Experts give tips on feeding orioles. Learn what foods orioles eat, and find the best oriole...