Birds of Prey
Known as raptors, North American birds of prey are fascinating and fun to learn about. Find out more about identifying birds of prey with these helpful profiles.
Meet the Backyard Birds With a Bad Reputation
Rethink your stance on the bad birds in your backyard by learning some birding basics about their behavior and personalities.
How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard
Where do owls live? Roll out the welcome mat for these shadowy nighttime fliers. Experts reveal how to attract owls:...
Get to Know Snowy Owls and Where to Find Them
Find out where snowy owls live, what they look like, what they eat, how to spot them, why they're often...
Northern Saw-Whet Owls: The Cutest Owls
Northern saw-whet owls are tiny, captivating, and recently newsworthy—one was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
5 Essential Hawk Identification Tips for Birders
Use expert tips and a helpful chart to improve your hawk identification skills. Plus, learn about the common types of...
How to Identify Cooper’s Hawks and Sharp-shinned Hawks
A common backyard birding challenge is learning how to tell Cooper's and sharp-shinned hawks apart. Look closely to identify these...
15 Outstanding Pictures of Owls
Admire these spectacular reader photos of owl species found across America, including snowy owls, burrowing owls, barred owls and more.
Learn the Story Behind the Rescue of a Special Bald Eagle
Good bird photography often tells a story or captures a moment. Learn about a special bald eagle that captured the...
Beauty and the Beak: A Bald Eagle Rescue Story
When a bullet took her upper beak, Beauty the bald eagle would have starved. A dedicated caregiver and 3D printing...
Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles: Meet the Types of Eagles in North America
Birding experts explain the similarities and differences between bald eagles and golden eagles, including how they eat, hunt and raise...
Endangered California Condors Spotted at Sequoia National Park
The endangered raptors, once extinct in the wild, were seen at the California national park for the first time in...
Don’t Miss the Latest Snowy Owl Irruption
2018 was another great year for snowy owl sightings. Learn what causes these irruptions and how to take advantage of...
6 Must-Visit Hawk Migration Hotspots
Millions of hawks, eagles, and falcons soar through the skies are they migrate. Check out the best hawk-watching hotspots for...
6 Fun Facts About Owls in Pop Culture
Whether it's in video games, TV, or books, these beloved birds are everywhere.
Owls of North America: Meet Your Nocturnal Neighbors
Step outside after dark and watch your backyard come to life as owls swoop through the night skies.
Great Horned Owls: The Greatest Hunters
If there’s a nesting owl in your neighborhood, there’s a good chance it’s a great horned owl. Get an up-close...
Owls: North American Birds of Prey
Learn how different regions offer diverse habitats for these fascinating North American birds of prey.
Raptors, Amazing Birds of Prey
Find out why these uncommon birds of prey are some of the most captivating in the world.