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 Birds Eat Oranges from Fruit Bird Feeders?

If you're thinking of trying out fruit bird feeders, you'll want to learn what birds eat oranges. Also learn other...


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...


What Do Wrens Eat and How to Attract Them

Discover what wrens' favorite foods are, what they eat in winter and summer and how to attract them to your...


Welcome Nesting Wrens to a Wren Bird House

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


Will a Robin Use a Bird House?

This cheery spring bird with a taste for worms is a welcome backyard guest. But will a robin nest in...


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...


What Do Warblers Eat and How to Attract Them

Find out what do warblers eat? See how to lure orange crowned warblers, yellow throated warblers, Townsend’s warblers and...


How to Attract Birds to a Bird Bath

Some flyers skip feeders but you can still attract these birds to a bird bath. Lure more birds to your...

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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...


How to Attract and Identify a Purple Finch

Attracting a purple finch is easy with the right food, but identifying one can be tricky! Here's how to spot...


Flowers for Birds: Grow the Plants That Birds Like

Attract more birds to your yard with these seasonal plant picks. Grow flowers and plants that birds like to attract...


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The Only Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe You Need

Wondering how to make hummingbird nectar to fill your feeders? Get the simple DIY recipe for homemade hummingbird nectar.


No Mess Bird Feeders to Keep Your Yard Clean

Experts share what to look for when shopping for no mess bird feeder options to attract birds. Plus check out...


What Do Sparrows Eat and How to Bring Them to Your Yard

Learn what sparrows eat, as well as which seeds and types of bird feeders to offer to attract these cheery...


What Do Woodpeckers Eat? The Best Woodpecker Food

Attract woodpeckers to your yard with the best woodpecker food. Learn what woodpecker eat and the best birdseed and feeders...


The Best Bluebird Feeders and Feeding Tips

Choose a bluebird feeder and follow the best feeding tips from fellow birders to attract more bluebirds to your backyard.


What Do Juncos Eat and How to Attract Them

Flocks of juncos arrive with cold snowy weather. Learn the best foods to offer at feeders and plants to grow...

Meet the Snowbirds: 8 Cool Facts About Junco Birds

Discover facts about winter's favorite visitor: dark-eyed junco! Learn how long a junco bird lives. Also see why they are...


9 Foods You Should Never Feed to Birds

Can birds eat bread? Not all people foods are safe for birds. Leave these nine foods off the menu to...


Do Birds Reuse Their Nests?

We asked birding experts if birds like robins reuse nests year after year and for multiple broods. Learn about the...


9 Different Types of Bird Nests and How to Spot Them

Home tweet home! Learn about the many distinct types of bird nests and the different locations where you might find...


15 Totally Adorable Baby Bluebird Pictures

You're sure to smile at these cute baby bluebird pictures showing the juvenile bluebirds and fledglings in the nest, with...


Look for Energetic Verdin Birds in the Southwest

Find and attract verdins in southwestern scrubland settings. Plus, learn about verdin nests, see what verdins look like, and...

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8 Ways to Ensure a Bird-Safe Backyard

Keep your feathered friends healthy and happy with clean bird feeders, fresh birdseed and a natural yard free of pesticides.


Create the Ultimate Backyard Wildlife and Bird Habitat

Building a good backyard bird habitat doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are tips to help create an...


Attract Birds and More With a Mountain Ash Tree

Mountain ash trees are gorgeous, but offer much more than looks. Discover the berries and blooms that make the trees...


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Top 10 Trees and Shrubs With Berries for Birds

Tasty fruits dangling from open branches entice birds, like cedar waxwings and American robins. Check out the best bird berries...


Birding Basics: Our Guide to Making Suet for Birds

Say so long to the store-bought stuff and whip up a fresh batch of suet yourself! It's easy (and cheap!)...


How to Attract and Identify a Pine Siskin

When pine siskins visit, expect a flock. These feisty finches love thistle seeds. Learn what a pine siskin looks like...