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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Fall ID Tips: Blackpoll Warbler vs Bay Breasted Warbler

Fall warblers can be very confusing. Learn how to tell the difference between the blackpoll warbler and bay breasted warbler.

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Bullies or Beauties? All About Grackle Birds

Grackles are large blackbirds that have a reputation as bullies at feeders. There are three types of grackle birds to...


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.


5 Types of Blackbirds You Should Know

Not all birds in the blackbird family are the same. Learn about five types of blackbirds you might see across...


European Starling: Everything You Should Know

European starlings are often scorned by bird-watchers for their aggressive behavior. But there's more to these colorful birds than you...

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...


Meet the Vireo Bird Family: Sweet Summer Singers

Get to know the vireo bird family, including red-eyed vireos and warbling vireos. Learn what they look like and where...


8 Interesting Facts About Sandhill Cranes

Learn sandhill crane facts. Did you know sandhill cranes mate for life? These prehistoric birds have been around for 2...


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...


The Flycatcher Birds: Flying Under the Radar

Keep your eyes peeled for these unsung birds. The scissor tailed, vermilion and great crested flycatcher bird species deserve time...


Brown Thrasher: An Elusive, Musical Songbird

Brown thrashers are excellent mimics and sing more than 1,000 tunes. Learn about these elusive songbirds and how to identify...


Birds of Summer: Identify 8 Types of Swallow Birds

From purple martins to barn swallows, find out how to spot and identify 8 members of the swallow bird family...


The Ultimate Bucket List for Hummingbird Lovers

These activities, from hummingbird festivals to feeding tips, are seriously cool ideas that every hummingbird enthusiast should experience.

How to Identify and Attract an Allen’s Hummingbird

Identify male, female and juvenile Allen's hummingbirds. Learn about their call, the range where you can spot this species, and...


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...


Pine Siskin vs Goldfinch: How to Tell the Difference

Pine siskins and goldfinches are similar small birds in the finch family. Learn how to tell the difference between pine...


Meet the 3 Types of Goldfinches in the United States

There are three types of goldfinches across the United States. Learn what these goldfinch species look like and where to...


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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...


How to Identify Anna’s Hummingbirds

The Anna's hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. It can be found all year along the Pacific Coast, as...


Meet the Jays: 8 Types of Jays You Should Know

Whether you think they're brilliant or bullies, there's plenty to discover about these clever corvids. Learn about blue jays and...


Summer Tanagers May be Hiding in Plain Sight

Seeing—or hearing—a colorful summer tanager is a red-letter day. Summer tanagers may be bright red—but that doesn’t always make them...

21 Simply Stunning Bird Photos of Cardinals

Cardinal birds are among the most popular and beloved in America, and these gorgeous photos make it easy to see...


Proven Ways to Attract and Identify Northern Cardinals

Attract Northern cardinals to your backyard by growing plants with the berries and seeds they love to eat, and shrubs...


Meet the Steller’s Jay: Clever Black and Blue Birds

Get to know these smart and social western birds, including what they eat, what they look like, and how to...


Look for California Scrub-Jays on the West Coast

The raucous call of the California scrub-jay reflects its mischievous behavior. This bright blue western species loves peanuts.


17 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Hummingbirds

Discover fun hummingbird facts, like what is on the hummingbird diet, colors of their feathers, if they sing, how far...


How to Identify and Attract Blue Jays

Blue jays are smart, bold and beautiful birds. Learn how to attract blue jays, what males, females and babies look...