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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Everything You Need to Know About Hummingbird Nests

Watching hummingbirds is more fun when you find a hummingbird nest with hummingbird eggs. Learn how to attract these tiny...


Top 10 Seed Bearing Plants Your Birds Will Love

Keep these seed bearing plants standing in your garden all winter long, and the birds will thank you for the...


Hand Feeding Birds: How to Do It Safely

Here's what you should consider before hand feeding wild birds — and how you can do it safely. Plus get...


17 Extraordinary Bird Egg Facts

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


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Your Guide to Feeding Mealworms to Birds

A mealworm feeder is beloved by bug-eating birds. Learn what birds eat mealworms and get tips for serving live or...


The Right Way to Serve Cracked Corn for Birds

Can birds eat corn? This yellow treat can fill a niche for backyard visitors. Follow these best practices for serving...


Everything You Need to Know About a Cardinal Nest

Ever wonder about the cardinal nest in your backyard? Learn how (and when) cardinals build their cup-shaped nests with twigs...


How to Recognize Northern Cardinal Eggs

Wondering if the nest in your backyard contains cardinal eggs? Feel confident in your cardinal egg spotting skills with these...

3 Types of Seeds and Feeders Birds Love Best

Maximize the traffic in your backyard with the right birdseed and bird feeders. Learn what birds eat sunflower, thistle and...


How to Store Bird Seed and Keep It Fresh

Storing bulk bird seed the right way keeps birds healthy and saves you money. Learn how to store bird seed...


Your Cardinal Birdhouse Questions, Answered

Want to see a family of cardinals in the spring? Find out if you should put up a cardinal bird...


Homemade Bird Seed: Tips for DIY Seed Mixes

Save money and make your own homemade birdseed blend to attract more birds, like cardinals and chickadees, to your backyard.


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Meet the Friendliest Birds in America

Some birds stand out for their bold, curious and charming personalities. Learn why these are the friendliest birds in your...


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Backyard Bird Feeding: Why Feed Birds?

A birdwatcher explains why he loves bird feeding. Plus readers share the touching and entertaining reasons they keep feeders full.


The Best Backyard Birding Tips for Small Spaces

With a little planning and some basic backyard birding tips from our experts you can attract and feed birds—no matter...


Mystery Solved: Why You Never See a Baby Pigeon

Have you ever wondered why you never seem to see a baby pigeon? Find out the reason, and learn more...


The Best Bird Feeder Deals on Amazon Right Now

Need a gorgeous new bird feeder? We did the shopping for you. Hurry—these hot bird feeder deals won't last long,...

13 Fascinating Mourning Dove Facts

Mournings doves are common in backyards across America. Learn interesting facts you should know about the beautiful mourning dove.


All About Mourning Dove Eggs and Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about mourning dove eggs and baby mourning doves, including when they...


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How to Get Rid of Blackbirds and Grackles at Feeders

Are bigger birds bothering your songbirds? Learn how to get rid of grackles, blackbirds, starlings and other undesirable birds at...


When Should I Clean Out Bird Houses?

Our birding experts recommend how and when to clean out bird houses. Also clean out bird houses after hosting roosting...


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...


Is it OK to Add Bacon Fat to Bird Suet?

Is bacon fat safe to add to bird suet? Find out what the birding experts say, plus get tips on...

Grow a Black Chokeberry Shrub for Berry-Loving Birds

Looking to add fall interest to your yard? Learn why black chokeberry is a perfect choice, both for you and...


Attract More New Species With Peanuts for Birds

You’ll be impressed with the variety of species you’ll attract by offering peanuts at your bird feeders.


How to Clean a Suet Cage Bird Feeder

If you want to feed suet to birds, you need to know how to clean a suet bird feeder. Get...


Insect Eating Birds: Do Birds Eat Bees, Mosquitoes and Butterflies?

These common insect eating birds munch on butterflies, bees, mosquitoes, ants and more.


Backyard Birds Love Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

There are some big benefits of serving black oil sunflower seeds in your backyard. Plus, see which birds love these...


All About Red Bellied Woodpeckers

Meet the woodpecker with a puzzling moniker and a big appetite for suet. Here's how to attract and identify a...