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 a Cerulean Warbler

Learn what a cerulean warbler looks like, sounds like and eats. Plus find out why it can be tricky to track down this tiny blue bird.

Identify and Attract an Anna’s Hummingbird

The Anna's hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. Learn what the males and females look like and where to...


Meet the Calliope Hummingbird: Smallest Bird in the U.S.

Learn how to identify a Calliope hummingbird, where to find these tiny birds, what the males and females look like...


Identify and Attract a Rufous Hummingbird

The orangey-red rufous hummingbird is feisty and fierce. Learn to identify males and females, listen to their call and see...


How to Identify a Trumpeter Swan

The well-named trumpeter swan is readily recognizable by its call. Learn where this recovering species can be found.

Bold and Gold: Meet the Golden Eagle

Learn what a golden eagle looks like, what golden eagles eat, and where you can spot these large birds of...


How to Identify a Cape May Warbler

Learn all about the cheery Cape May warbler, including what the bird looks like and sounds like, and how to...

Western Meadowlark: Songbird of the Vast Grasslands

Learn what a western meadowlark looks like and sounds like and where birders can find this large, colorful songbird.


How to Identify a Green Heron

Find out what a green heron looks like, sounds like and where this wading bird lives, plus learn about its...


How to Identify a Yellow Warbler

Look and listen for a vibrant migrating yellow warbler in spring. Learn what yellow warblers eat and what their nests...


Canada Goose: Bird Facts and Identification

Learn what a Canada goose looks like and sounds like, if it's OK to feed Canada geese, and what to...

How to Identify a Hooded Warbler

Learn what a hooded warbler looks like and where to spot one. Plus find out what hooded warblers eat and...


How to Identify a Northern Parula

Learn what a northern parula looks like and sounds like. Also find out what these warblers eat and where the...


Meet the Marsh Birds That Live Among the Reeds

Discover seven types of North American marsh birds known for hiding among the lush vegetation of muddy wetlands.


How to Identify a Black-Headed Grosbeak

Serve the right kind of food if you want to attract a black-headed grosbeak. Learn what these birds look like...


How to Identify a Little Blue Heron

Learn what a little blue heron looks like, sounds like and where to spot one. Also find out what these...

Look and Listen for a Common Yellowthroat

Learn what a common yellowthroat looks like and sounds like, what the bird eats, and the range and habitat where...


How to Identify a Black-and-White Warbler

Learn how to locate the easily-identified, boldly hued black-and-white warbler. This bird is an efficient forager for insects.


Meet the Majestic Magnolia Warbler

Look for the brilliantly colored magnolia warbler in trees and shrubs during spring migration. Learn about their nests, range and...


Rufous vs Allen’s: Hummingbird Look-Alikes

Similar field marks and overlapping ranges make it difficult to identify a rufous vs Allen's hummingbird. Learn how to tell...


How to Identify a Broad-Billed Hummingbird

Find out what a broad-billed hummingbird looks like and sounds like. Plus, find out where you can spot these colorful,...


How to Identify a Northern Saw-Whet Owl

The northern saw-whet owl is one of the smallest and cutest owls—as long as you aren't a mouse. Learn where...


How to Identify a Wood Thrush

Learn where to spot a wood thrush. These shy brown birds have a captivating song and hunt for insects on...


Meet the Breathtaking Blackburnian Warbler

What bird is black, white and orange all over? Learn what a Blackburnian warbler looks like and sounds like. Plus,...


How to Identify an American Redstart

The American redstart is a black and orange warbler. See what the males and females look like, learn what they...

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How to Identify a Yellow-Breasted Chat

See what a yellow-breasted chat looks like. This colorful bird has a unique way of flying. Plus, learn where you're...


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...


Meet the Colorful Canada Warbler

See what a Canada warbler looks like and where to find this species. Also, learn about their diet, songs and...


7 Fascinating Wild Turkey Bird Facts You Should Know

Gobble up interesting tidbits about the wild turkey bird, including how fast wild turkeys can fly and if turkeys hold...


Tale of Two Kinglets: Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Summer residents of boreal and more temperate montane forests, the ruby-crowned kinglet and golden-crowned kinglet share many similarities.


How to Identify a Chestnut-Sided Warbler

See what a male and female chestnut-sided warbler looks like, and learn where to find the birds, what they eat,...