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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9 Fascinating Barn Swallow Facts

From symbolism to their bug catching abilities, there's a lot to learn about a barn swallow. Learn about their nests, eggs and more.

Cliff Swallow vs Barn Swallow: Spot the Differences

Learn how to look for the differences between a cliff swallow vs a barn swallow, two similar birds that are...


The Most Musical Songbirds in America

Bird songs are beautiful and melodic. Discover why you should be listening as well as looking for these musical types...


How to Identify and Attract a Purple Martin

Purple martins nest in colonies of six to eight pairs or more. Learn what these birds look like, what they...


What Does a Carolina Wren Call Sound Like?

Even if you don't see a Carolina wren, you might hear one. Learn what a Carolina wren call sounds like...

How to Identify a Bewick’s Wren

Find out what a Bewick's wren looks like and where you can spot one. Plus find out how to attract...


Yellow Tanager: Birding ID Challenge

Most tanagers are red. But you might be surprised to see a yellow tanager. Find out how to figure out...

Head Southwest to See a Cactus Wren

Find out what a cactus wren looks like, what these desert birds eat and where to spot them. Also find...


House Wren vs Carolina Wren: ID Challenge

It's easy to get confused when identifying a house wren vs a Carolina wren. Learn what the birds look like,...


How to Identify and Attract a Carolina Wren

The Carolina wren song is common in southeastern woods, where it is heard even in winter. Learn about their nests...


How to Attract and Identify a House Wren

The house wren is a plain looking songbird, but its bubbling songs and nonstop activity make this cavity nester a...

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...


How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard

Where do owls live? Welcome these nighttime fliers to your yard. Experts reveal how to attract owls and provide shelter...


How to Identify an American Robin

Many consider the American robin's bright red breast a sign of spring. Learn what a robin looks like and where...


What Do Robins Eat? How to Attract Robins

Meet the orange-breasted early bird that greets spring with a song. Learn how to identify and attract robins with their...


How to Identify and Attract a Gray Catbird

Listen for the "mewing" call of a gray catbird in summer. These birds love to eat fruit, prefer dense thickets,...

33 Pictures of Warblers That Will Make You Want to Go Birding

Enjoy splendid pictures of warblers, from yellow to black-and-white. Look for these small bright fliers during spring and fall migration.


How to Attract and Identify a Purple Finch

Attracting a purple finch is easy with the right food, but identifying one can be tricky! Here's how to spot...


How to Identify and Attract a Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Look for a ruby throated hummingbird in eastern states in summer. See what males and females look like and learn...


Lucifer Hummingbird: What’s in a Name?

Was the Lucifer hummingbird really named after the devil? Discover details about the rare bright-colored flier, including where to find...


How to Identify Phainopepla Birds and Where to Find Them

Meet the glossy black colored phainopepla bird. Find out what they eat and learn where you can spot these silky...


Yellow Warbler Birds Bring Spring Sunshine

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


20 Stunning Warblers to Look for in Spring

Warblers are colorful and awe-inspiring birds. Of all the types of warbler birds in North America, these deserve special attention.


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...

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Meet the Cerulean Warbler: Sky Blue Beauty

Learn what a cerulean warbler looks like and how to identify this tiny blue bird. Also learn about their range...


6 Beautiful Bunting Bird Species You Should Know

Colorful bunting bird species stand out in a crowd. Learn where to find 6 types of buntings and the field...


When Will House Wrens Return in Spring?

Do wrens migrate? Although not as flashy as an oriole or hummingbird, many people are excited to see house wrens...


Get Ready for Rose Breasted Grosbeaks

Learn what a male, female and juvenile rose breasted grosbeak looks like, what their song sounds like, what they eat...


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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...


Why Do Crows Chase Hawks?

If you've ever seen a group of crows swooping after a hawk, you might wonder — why do crows chase...