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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Feed Grape Jelly to Orioles and Tanagers

Go beyond birdseed and mix up your backyard menu with grape jelly. Fruit-eating birds like orioles, catbirds and tanagers love...


7 Interesting Facts About How Birds Nest

There's a lot more to bird nests than meets the eye.


The 5 Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Seed Mix

Save money and make your own birdseed blend.


Grow Sunflowers to Attract More Backyard Birds

Save money feeding birds by growing and harvesting sunflower seeds from your garden.


Scenes from a Bird Nesting Colony

Wading birds frequently raise their young in mixed-species colonies. See photos from one bird nesting colony in Florida.


Bird Nesting Season: Anhinga Courtship

Anhinga courtship behavior is a joy to watch. See video of a male anhinga during bird nesting season as he...


Birding Basics to Camouflaged Birds

Many camouflaged birds blend in with the background for their own survival—but you can spot them with the birding basics...


Attracting Birds With Birdscaping

A few clever gardening tricks will have you attracting birds like never before.

Plant a Native Bird Garden

The trees and flowers in a native bird garden will bring in more species than ever before.


Top 10 Seed-Bearing Plants

Keep these seed-bearing plants in your garden all winter long, and the birds will thank you for the extra food...


How to Make Easy DIY Oriole Feeders

The secret to attracting orioles? Oranges! These two kinds of DIY oriole feeders are easy to make, and orioles will...


Growing Lettuce to Attract Birds

Grow lettuce in your garden to attract birds like goldfinches and other backyard birds.


Build a One-Board DIY Birdhouse

A DIY birdhouse doesn’t get any easier than this! Learn how to build a nest box from single pine board.


Growing Bird Seed

Plants that allow you to harvest seeds attract more birds to your backyard.


Grow Dogwood Trees to Attract Birds

Not only do dogwoods trees have good looks, they also attract wildlife. Add a beautiful tree to your yard for...


Budget-Friendly Plants That Attract Birds

These budget-friendly plants attract birds to your backyard.


Small Trees That Attract Birds for Food, Shelter and Nesting

Attract more birds with these small trees and shrubs that provide food and shelter in all seasons. These varieties are...

Feeding Friendly Birds

Learn why these are the friendliest birds in your backyard.


How to Make Birdseed Suet Cupcakes

Feed birds with this simple and fun homemade birdseed suet recipe. Learn how easy it is to make birdseed suet...


Best Birdseed to Feed Backyard Birds

Choose these seeds to attract and feed your favorite birds.


Seasonal Tips to Attract Birds

These simple seasonal tips will help you attract birds to your backyard.


Birds that Nest in Cavities

Discover which cavity-dwellers you can attract to your backyard.


Bird Nesting Marvels

Discover some of the most amazing bird nesting marvels in North America.

A Bird’s Nest Built On the Front Door

I am sure that you have heard or seen some strange places where birds have made their nests.  Well, a


Killdeer Nest in Middle of a Busy Backyard

Last week, my sister was in the backyard of her small farm when a killdeer started squawking at her.  This


Mealworms for Bluebird: when, how & do it safety

I noted in my last blog article that “mealworms are the best food to feed bluebirds” according to the Michigan