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 is a Fledgling? See How a Baby Bird Grows Up

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


Do Purple Martins Eat Mosquitoes?

Do purple martins really eat thousands of mosquitoes a day? We checked with an expert to find out. Plus, learn...


Is That a Tree Swallow in my Bluebird House?

Bluebirds aren't the only species to use nest boxes! Learn about tree swallows' nesting habits and how to choose a...


9 Proven Tips to Attract Nesting Birds

Learn how to attract nesting birds to visit your backyard, including robins, bluebirds and wrens, with these helpful tips from...


Swallows Nest Types and Nesting Habits

Swallows spend much of their time flying. Learn the birding basics of where to find a swallows nest. Plus learn...


How to Make a Purple Martin Gourd House

DIY birdhouses fashioned from gourds have been used for centuries to attract purple martins. Learn how to make a purple...


Ground Nesting Birds: Safe and Sound Underground

From crannies and crevices to tunnels, some birds nest in the ground. We dig into the nest secrets of burrowing...


The Best-Selling Bird Feeders of 2022

In the market for a new feeder for your backyard birds? Check out the best-selling bird feeders that customers can't...

The Most Musical Songbirds in America

Bird songs are beautiful and melodic. Discover why you should be listening as well as looking for these musical types...


10 Types of Bird Feeders You Need in Your Backyard

You can never have enough feeders. Learn about the types of bird feeders available, and make plans to add a...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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 Attract Them

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.