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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When Do Bluebirds Nest and Lay Eggs?

Learn what time of year when bluebirds nest, what bluebird eggs look like, and how many broods these colorful songbirds...


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.


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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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!


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,...


How to Repair a Cracked Birdbath

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


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.

Get Started with Birdhouses

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


Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Plant Combo

Mix annuals from White Flower Farm for a plant container hummingbirds can't resist.


How to Get Kids Excited About Birding

Give your favorite kids an adventure in their own backyard.


How to Attract Birds to a Small Backyard

Turn your small-space backyard into a haven for feathered friends.


7 Interesting Facts About How Birds Nest

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


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.


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.