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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The Top 10 Cutest Birds in America

The votes are in—see if your favorite bird made our list of the cutest birds in America. Then get the...


6 Unique Birdhouses Birds Will Actually Use

Decorative birdhouses are fun, but not always practical for birds. These unique birdhouses provide safe nesting spots for your feathered...


How to Create Winter Shelter for Birds

Birding experts and readers offer their best tips to create shelter and protect birds from the snow, wind and cold...


How to Attract More Juncos to Your Backyard

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


Irruption Alert: Look for Evening Grosbeaks at Bird Feeders

Backyard birders should watch for evening grosbeaks in winter 2020. The annual finch forecast also reveals other species you might...


Mourning Dove Nests: The Fastest Nest Builders

You'll be amazed at how fast a pair of mourning doves builds a nest. Learn about the nesting habits of...


The Chickadee Bunch: All About Chickadees

Chickadees are social birds that flock to feeders. To attract and identify chickadees, learn about their songs, favorite foods and...


8 Cool Facts About Dark-Eyed Juncos

Discover fun facts about one of winter's favorite snowbirds: the dark-eyed junco! Learn how long juncos live and what kind...

The 4 Best Foods for Attracting Woodpeckers

Attract more woodpeckers to your backyard by serving all of their favorite foods.


The Best Bird Feeder Deals on Amazon Right Now

Need a new bird feeder? Get your clicking fingers ready and hurry before these hot bird feeder deals sell out...


4 Homemade Suet Recipes for Feeding Birds

Readers share their best suet recipes for feeding backyard birds. Save money and attract more birds by making your own...


3 Proven Tips for Attracting Birds with Suet

Once the weather turns cold, it's time to put out suet for your backyard birds. Follow these proven tips to...


7 Common Questions About Feeding Suet to Birds

If you've never fed suet to birds, it's time to start! Learn all about feeding suet, including how to serve...


The Best Suet Feeders for Winter Birds

Winter will be upon us soon and your feathered friends need suet for energy. Check out the best suet feeders...


Can Birds Eat Peanut Butter?

Our bird experts explain if peanut butter is safe for birds and what kind of peanut butter to offer at...


10 Foods You Aren’t Feeding Birds Yet

Don’t limit your birds to seed, suet and sugar water. Keep ’em coming back for more by feeding birds the...

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!)...


Everything You Need to Know About Red-Bellied Woodpeckers

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


Duncraft Just Debuted Brand New Bird Feeders—Here’s Our Favorites

From tray feeders to peanut butter feeders, you won't want to miss out on Duncraft's new releases.


Attract Titmice to Visit Your Backyard

Attract these seed smugglers and watch them take their food to go. In winter, keep your feeders full of sunflower...


4 Foods to Attract Nuthatches to Your Yard

Attract acrobatic nuthatches to your bird feeders by offering a buffet of their favorite foods.

How to Attract and Identify Pine Siskins

When pine siskins visit backyards, they come in droves. These hungry and feisty finches love fresh thistle seeds and black-oil...


How to Get Rid of Blue Jays at Your Feeders

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


Meet the Redheads of the Bird World: Red-headed Woodpeckers

Learn more about the red-headed woodpecker including what they look like, what they eat, and how to attract them to...


6 Perennial Plants With Year-Round Bird Benefits

By offering food and shelter for birds, these perennial plants, from flowers to large trees, shine at different times of...


Meet Gray Catbirds and How to Attract Them

Calling all catbirds! Follow these easy tips to attract more of these popular songbirds to visit your yard and garden.


7 Backyard Birds That Eat Berries

As insects disappear, trees and shrubs produce persistent bite-sized fruits. Watch these winter backyard birds dine on the cold-season feast.