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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How to Identify and Attract an Allen’s Hummingbird

Identify male, female and juvenile Allen's hummingbirds. Learn about their call, the range where you can spot this species, and their yearly migration.

Everything You Need to Know About Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about baby mourning doves, including what mourning dove eggs look like...


Pine Siskin vs Goldfinch: How to Tell the Difference

Pine siskins and goldfinches are similar small birds in the finch family. Learn how to tell the difference between pine...


Meet the 3 Types of Goldfinches in the United States

There are three types of goldfinches across the United States. Learn what these goldfinch species look like and where to...


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American Goldfinch: The Golden Bird

The American goldfinch is one of the last songbirds to breed each summer. Look for these bright, thistle-loving beauties in...

How to Identify Anna’s Hummingbirds

The Anna's hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. It can be found all year along the Pacific Coast, as...


Meet the Jays: 8 Types of Jays You Should Know

Whether you think they're brilliant or bullies, there's plenty to discover about these clever corvids. Learn about blue jays and...

Summer Tanagers May be Hiding in Plain Sight

Seeing—or hearing—a colorful summer tanager is a red-letter day. Summer tanagers may be bright red—but that doesn’t always make them...


21 Simply Stunning Bird Photos of Cardinals

Cardinal birds are among the most popular and beloved in America, and these gorgeous photos make it easy to see...


Proven Ways to Attract and Identify Northern Cardinals

Attract Northern cardinals to your backyard by growing plants with the berries and seeds they love to eat, and shrubs...


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

Get to know these smart and social western birds, including what they eat, what they look like, and how to...

Look for California Scrub-Jays on the West Coast

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


17 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Hummingbirds

Discover fun hummingbird facts, like what is on the hummingbird diet, colors of their feathers, if they sing, how far...


How to Identify and Attract Blue Jays

Blue jays are smart, bold and beautiful birds. Learn how to attract blue jays, what males, females and babies look...


How to Identify a Varied Bunting

Look for varied buntings along the southwest border in Texas and Arizona, or in Mexico. See photos of the males...


6 Beautiful Bunting Birds You Should Know

Meet the bunting bird family, which includes colorful members, including the varied bunting and lark bunting. See photos to help...

Lazuli Buntings: Vibrant Jewels of the West

Get to know lazuli buntings and where to find them. See the males' dazzling and colorful plumage, learn what females...


Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles: The Types of Eagles in North America

Experts explain similarities and differences between bald eagles and golden eagles, including what these types of eagles eat and how...


The Best Cardinal Bird Feeders and Birdseed

Cardinals are beloved backyard birds. To attract more redbirds, fill these cardinal bird feeders with their favorite types of birdseed.


How to Identify Snow Buntings

In winter, look for snow buntings on shorelines, open fields and weedy roadsides. In spring, these birds head north to...


Rainbow Birds: All About Painted Buntings

Painted buntings sport a jaw-dropping rainbow of colors. Learn what males and females look like, what they eat and see...


Look and Listen for Bright Blue Indigo Buntings

Learn what male and female indigo buntings look like, what their song sounds like and about their nests and eggs....


Where to Find Flame-Colored and Hepatic Tanagers

In the summer, birders can spot vibrant hepatic tanagers and flame-colored tanagers in the southwestern states—if you know where to...


Look Up High to Spot Stunning Scarlet Tanagers

Birders may spot scarlet tanagers high in forest canopies across the eastern states. During summer, males are red and black...

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Western Tanagers Are Fiery, Eye-Catching Fliers

During migration, flocks of western tanagers pass through valleys, plains, and foothills. Learn what the males and females look like...


16 Spring Warbler Birds You Should Know

Warbler birds are colorful and awe-inspiring, and tricky to find. Of more than 50 types of warblers in North America,...


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8 Surprising Facts About Tanagers

Take a peek into the vibrant world of North American tanagers. Learn about tanagers' nests, plumage and their favorite foods.


How to Identify Black-Chinned Hummingbirds

Black-chinned hummingbirds wag their tails as they feed across the western United States. Learn what the males and females look...


Look for Violet-Crowned Hummingbirds in the Southwest

Look for violet-crowned hummingbirds in Arizona and New Mexico. Learn what these birds look like and discover facts about their...


15 Types of Hummingbirds Found in the United States

If you're wondering what hummingbird species are in your backyard, check out the 15 types of hummingbirds that breed in...