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.
13 Fascinating Facts About Mourning Doves
Mournings doves are beloved in backyards across America. Learn fascinating facts you should know about these beautiful doves.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Baby Mourning Doves
We share the answers to the most common questions about baby mourning doves.
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...
Everything You Need to Know About Red-Bellied Woodpeckers
Meet the woodpecker with a puzzling moniker and a big appetite for suet. Here's how to attract and identify red-bellied...
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...
Meet the Redheads of the Bird World: Red-headed Woodpeckers
Learn more about the red-headed woodpecker including what they look like, what they eat, and how to attract them to...
Learn to Identify Eurasian Collared Doves
Look for Eurasian collared doves at backyard bird feeders across the central and southern United States.
8 Surprising Facts About Ravens
Learn about the intelligent, fascinating and charming common raven, including where to find ravens and what foods ravens eat.
Tap Into Sapsuckers: The Woodpeckers with a Sweet Tooth
Meet some sweet-toothed members of the woodpecker family, and find out where to spot them.
The Red-Headed Woodpecker has several colorful nicknames, including flag bird, jelly coat, patriotic bird and shirttail bird.
As big as a crow, the pileated woodpecker is the largest member of the woodpecker family in North America. Its...
This unusual woodpecker is often seen on the ground, searching for ants and licking them up with its long tongue....
A gentle and entertaining nester, the Mourning Dove raises as many as five broods each year! The whistling noise it...
Almost identical to the Downy Woodpecker, the Hairy Woodpecker is larger in size and has a much heavier, longer bill.
Frequent backyard visitors, Downy Woodpeckers may form pairs very early in the season, tapping out their courtship song on a...