Medium-sized land birds

From the pileated woodpecker to the northern flicker, medium-sized birds can be spotted across North America. Learn how to spot them in your area with our helpful species profiles.

11 Types of Woodpeckers Birders Should Know

Readers share pictures of woodpeckers that show the beauty of these amazing birds. Look for these 10 types of woodpeckers across America.

How to Identify a Hairy Woodpecker

The hairy woodpecker is a black and white woodpecker with a strong call. Attract these birds with suet feeders and...


Sapsucker Birds: Woodpeckers With a Sweet Tooth

Meet the sapsuckers, sweet-toothed members of the woodpecker family. Learn what to do if a sapsucker bird damages a tree.


Northern Flicker: Unique, Beautiful Woodpeckers

Whether a northern flicker is gobbling ants on the ground or climbing a tree trunk, this bird's stunning field marks...


Downy Woodpecker: Meet the Downies

A downy woodpecker is a small black and white bird that visits suet feeders. Listen to their call and see...

All About Red Bellied Woodpeckers

Meet the woodpecker with a puzzling moniker and a big appetite for suet. Here's how to attract and identify a...


Red Headed Woodpecker: Redheads of the Bird World

Learn more about the red-headed woodpecker, including what males and females look like, what they eat, and what their call...

13 Fascinating Facts About Mourning Doves

Mournings doves are beloved in backyards across America. Learn interesting facts you should know about the beautiful mourning dove.


9 Fascinating Facts About Common Ravens

Learn raven facts about these intelligent, fascinating and charming birds, including where to find common ravens and what raven birds...


Red Winged Blackbird: 10 Interesting Facts

Get fascinating facts about the red winged blackbird, a black and red bird that returns to backyards in spring. Learn...


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...

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.


Mourning Dove Nests: The Fastest Nest Builders

You'll be amazed at how fast a pair of mourning doves builds a nest. Learn about the nesting habits of...


How to Tell the Difference: Downy vs Hairy Woodpeckers

These woodpecker species look quite similar but there are some differences, too. Compare downy vs hairy woodpeckers with these expert...


The 4 Best Foods for Attracting Woodpeckers

Attract more woodpeckers to your backyard by serving all of their favorite foods.


All About Acorn Woodpeckers: Ultimate Stockpilers

Tap into what makes these quirky, clownish woodpeckers so unique. Acorn woodpeckers live in large social groups and hoard thousands...

15 Breathtaking Photos of Mourning Doves

Enjoy a collection of photos that capture the beauty of mourning doves in all seasons, including mourning dove nests and...


Learn to Identify Eurasian Collared Doves

Look for Eurasian collared doves at backyard bird feeders across the central and southern United States.


Pileated Woodpecker

As big as a crow, the pileated woodpecker is the largest member of the woodpecker family in North America. Its...