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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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 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...

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.


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...


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!)...


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...

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.


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.

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.


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...


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.