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 Best Way to Attract Birds That Don’t Visit Bird Feeders

Attract towhees, juncos, sparrows and more by serving food on all available flat surfaces. Learn the best tips to attract...


Ask the Experts: Hummingbird Behavior Explained

Experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman answer the most commonly asked questions about hummingbird behavior and attracting hummingbirds.


Steller’s Jays: Learn How to Attract These Clever Black and Blue Birds

Get to know these smart and social western birds, including what they eat, where they're found, and how to attract...


Attract More Backyard Birds by Feeding Peanuts

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


Your Guide to Feeding Mealworms to Birds

Insect-eating birds flock to these protein-packed treats. Learn the birds that love to eat mealworms and tips on how to...


How to Feed and Attract Birds All Year Long

As the seasons and weather conditions change, switch up what you're serving in your bird feeders to attract more birds...


Proven Bird Feeding Tips to Keep Birdseed Fresh

Keep your seed, suet and sugar water feeders filled and clean to attract more birds to your backyard.


How to Clean Bird Feeders

Follow these tips for cleaning and maintaining seed and suet feeders to keep your backyard birds healthy in every season.

How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Teach your kids and grandkids about nature by making this easy homemade bird feeder. Woodpeckers and nutchatches will love it!


3 Types of Seeds and Feeders Birds Love Best

Maximize the traffic in your backyard with popular seed and feeders that keep birds coming back for more. Learn what...


How to Grow Your Own Birdseed

Plant sunflowers and other native plants to attract more beautiful birds.


Attract Birds and Butterflies With Coneflowers

These easy-to-grow perennials attract plenty of pollinators and add a bright pop of color to your garden.


8 Different Kinds of Bird Nests and How to Spot Them

Home tweet home! Learn about different types of bird nests and where various bird species choose to lay their eggs.


Watch Baby Birds With Nest Cams and in Your Backyard

After the excitement of viewing nest cams, you may want to observe nesting birds in your yard. Before you do,...


What is a Fledgling? Learn the Five Stages of a Baby Bird’s Life

Find out what the five common bird life stages mean and how robins and see other baby birds look after...


13 Super Cute Photos of Baby Birds You Need to See

So fluffy! Backyard birders and nature lovers share their heartwarming encounters with small, fuzzy baby birds.

How to Attract Birds to a Birdhouse

Nesting birds are rewarding to watch. Get five key expert tips for on how to attract birds to a birdhouse...


How to Make a DIY Bluebird House

Interested in attracting bluebirds? These DIY birdhouse plans will bring more of those songbirds to your yard.


How to Repair a Cracked Birdbath

Learn how to fix a cracked birdbath so your backyard birds can continue to use it.


How to Clean a Birdbath

Birding experts reveal the proper way to clean a dirty birdbath and how to prevent algae from growing in the...


How to Attract Birds to Use a Birdbath

For a bigger bird population, just add water. Lure more species to your backyard with these proven birdbath tips.

Meet the Best Bird Dads and Learn How They Help Out Around The Nest

Celebrate the hardest-working feathered fathers out there! These great bird dads don't fly away when the chicks hatch.


11 Best Birdbaths to Attract Birds

Attract more birds by adding a birdbath, fountain or solar water feature to your backyard.


How to Clean Hummingbird Feeders

Backyard birdwatchers share their tried-and-true tips to keep sugar water safe for their favorite fliers. Learn how to clean hummingbird...


Everything You Need to Know About Hummingbird Nests

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


How to Identify and Attract Blue Jays in Your Backyard

Blue jays are bold, beautiful backyard visitors. Learn how to attract blue jays, one of the smartest songbirds in North...


Get Started with Birdhouses

Create safe and cozy spaces for birds to raise their families.