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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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.


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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.


The 6 Best Feeding Tips for Autumn Birds

Follow these simple tips to provide food sources for the hungry migrating birds that visit your backyard during autumn.


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.


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...

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!)...


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...


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...