Bird Species

We’ve rounded up profiles for some of the most popular North American bird species. Learn how to attract these fine feathered friends and listen to their songs.

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Get to Know the Super Smart Corvid Bird Family

Birds in the corvid family are bold, beautiful and brainy. From jays to ravens, find out where these birds live—and just how intelligent they are.

Black-billed Magpie: A Perfect Combo of Brains and Beauty

Often viewed as an entertaining clown or mischievous rascal, the black-billed magpie never lacks in personality — and ingenuity.


Meet the Fish Crow: The American Crow’s Coastal Cousin

Learn what fish crows eat, where they live and how to tell the difference between a fish crow and an...


4 Hummingbirds You Might See in Colorado

You can spot plenty of hummingbirds in Colorado! From black-chinned to rufous, learn where and how to see hummers in...


7 Types of Hummingbirds to Look for in Oregon

If you live in Oregon, hummingbirds will be frequent visits to your backyard. Here's the types hummingbirds you might spot...

Meet the Gorgeous Green Jay, a Tropical Wonder

Learn where you can see a green jay, plus what the birds look like, what they eat, and more about...


Look for These 8 Species of Hummingbirds in Texas

The Lone Star State has plenty to offer hummingbird fans! Discover the species of hummingbirds in Texas and where to...

8 Fascinating Vulture Bird Facts

Love 'em or not, the vulture bird is an essential part of our ecosystem. Find out why vultures don't sing,...


How to Identify a Costa’s Hummingbird

Find out what a male, female and juvenile Costa's hummingbird looks like. Also discover where you can see these tiny...


Swamp Birds: American Woodcock and Wilson’s Snipe

When the American woodcock and Wilson's snipe are not lurking in wet, marshy places, these odd birds can be spotted...


How to Identify and Attract a Pinyon Jay

Swoop into the unique world of the pinyon jay! Discover what the birds eat, where they live, and what makes...

7 Hummingbirds You Might See in California

Birders in the "golden state" can see plenty of gorgeous hummingbirds! Find out where each of the seven hummingbird species...


Is the Florida Scrub-Jay Endangered?

You may already know that the Florida scrub-jay is found only in Florida. But are these bright blue corvids at...


Baby Crows Are Much Cuter Than You Think

A baby crow is surprisingly adorable! Learn about these midnight-colored baby birds, including how long they stay in the nest...


Amazing Arizona Hummingbirds (and the Best Places to See Them)

August is the best time of year to observe hummingbird species in southeast Arizona. Learn the best hotspots for Arizona...


American Crow: Everything You Should Know

American crow, we love you so! Learn important facts about crows, including where they live, what they eat, and what...

Bird Mating Rituals: Love Is in the Air

When it comes to courtship, birds pull out all the stops, using elaborate displays to attract a potential mate and...


Meet the Steller’s Jay: Clever Black and Blue Birds

Discover what makes the Steller's jay so special, including their social nature, clever tricks, and striking black and blue feathers.


Look for a California Scrub-Jay on the West Coast

The raucous call of the bright blue California scrub-jay reflects its mischievous behavior. This western species loves to eat peanuts.


Canada Jays Are Curious, Cold-Hardy Birds

Get to know the Canada jay. Find out what these curious corvids look like, what the birds eat and where...


How to Identify a Mountain Bluebird

This species is the state bird of Idaho and Nevada. It’s not hard to see why mountain bluebirds are among...


Meet the 3 Types of Cardinals in North America

Did you know—North American birders can see multiple types of cardinals! But you'll have to travel to check these birds...


Are These Mallards Wild or Domestic Ducks?

If you spotted a mallard with unique coloring it might be a domestic duck. See what the birding experts say...


Red-Headed vs Red-Bellied Woodpecker: What’s the Difference?

Did you see a red-headed woodpecker or a red-bellied woodpecker? Learn how to tell these woodpeckers with a similar name...


What Do Robins Eat? How to Attract Robins

Find out what robins eat in all seasons. Learn how attract robins with their favorite foods and if you can...

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House Sparrow: Least Wanted Backyard Birds

House sparrows aren't popular among birders, and for good reason. Learn more about them to better deal with these birds...


What Foods Do Northern Mockingbirds Eat?

Do Northern mockingbirds visit bird feeders? Find out what foods mockingbirds eat and how to attract them to your backyard.


How to Identify a Northern Mockingbird

See what a northern mockingbird looks like and where to find them. Plus hear a mockingbird call and learn how...


Mourning Dove vs Pigeon: What’s the Difference?

The pigeon and mourning dove are from the same family, but these stout, short-beaked birds are different in both subtle...


Mourning Dove Lifespan: How Long Do Doves Live?

Mourning doves are beloved backyard birds that form lasting bonds with their mates. But just how long is a mourning...


Is a Turtledove a Real Type of Bird?

If you've only heard turtledoves mentioned at Christmastime, you may wonder if they even exist. Learn where these birds live...