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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Mourning Dove Lifespan: How Long Do Doves Live?

Mourning doves are beloved backyard birds that form lasting bonds with their mates. But just how long is a mourning dove lifespan?

Is a Turtledove a Real Type of Bird?

If you've only heard turtledoves mentioned at Christmastime, you may wonder if they even exist. Learn where these birds live...


11 Interesting Cardinal Bird Facts You Should Know

Cardinals are popular backyard birds. Learn cardinal bird facts, including why male cardinals are red, and where to find cardinals.


Meet the Regal Belted Kingfisher Bird

Learn to identify a belted kingfisher. See what the male and females look like, and find out what their call...


6 Fascinating Whooping Crane Facts

Learn about the current whooping crane population and kick up more facts about these elegant and endangered birds.

Here’s Why Pigeons Are the Most Misunderstood Birds

When it comes to pigeons, is the hate merited? We chatted with an expert about why you should rethink your...


13 Fascinating Mourning Dove Facts

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


You Won’t Believe How Fast Mourning Doves Build Nests

You'll be amazed at how fast a pair of mourning doves builds a nest! Learn when you might spot a mourning...


Meet 6 Types of Wrens You Should Know

The Southwest is a hotspot for wren diversity. Get to know several types of wrens with big personalities and even...


All About Mourning Dove Eggs and Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about mourning dove eggs and baby mourning doves, including when they...


What Does a Mourning Dove Call Sound Like?

Listen to the soothing sound of a mourning dove call. The song is described by some as peaceful or mournful....


How to Identify a White-Winged Dove

Learn more about the white-winged dove, including what the bird looks like, what it eats, and where you can find...


Evening Grosbeaks Are Special Winter Visitors

Set out a tray feeder filled with sunflower seeds to attract an evening grosbeak. In winter, these yellow grosbeaks wander...

ID Challenge: Cooper’s Hawk vs Sharp-Shinned Hawk

A common backyard birding challenge is learning how to ID a Cooper's hawk vs a sharp-shinned hawk. Look closely at...


Bohemian Waxwing vs Cedar Waxwing: ID Tips

Know what to look for the next time a waxwing bird feasts on your berry tree. Learn to ID a...


Learn to Identify a Eurasian Collared-Dove

Look for the Eurasian collared-dove at bird feeders in central, western and southern states. Learn what these birds look like...


25 Breathtaking Mourning Dove Pictures

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


Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Vs Pileated Woodpecker: Are They Related?

Birders may compare an ivory-billed woodpecker vs a pileated woodpecker, as they share many traits. Experts weigh in on any...


Meet the Black Birds That Are Always Dressed for Halloween

Get to know North America's most mysterious black birds and discover how they might have earned their haunting reputation.


White-Breasted Nuthatch: The Upside-Down Bird

The white-breasted nuthatch is adept at clambering up, down or around the trunks and limbs of trees. Attract a pair...


Eastern vs Western Screech-Owl: What’s the Difference?

It’s difficult to ID Eastern and Western screech owl species—location is your best bet. Hear their call and learn about...


Acorn Woodpeckers Are the Ultimate Stockpilers

Tap into what makes the quirky, clownish acorn woodpecker so unique. Acorn woodpeckers live in large groups and hoard thousands...

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Sky Hunters: What Foods Do Hawks Eat?

Learn the answer to what do hawks eat. Plus find out which hawks are most likely hunting the songbirds at...


9 Types of Hawks You Should Know

Keep an eye on the sky. These stunning birds are worth scoping out. Learn how to identify 9 different types...


Rare Raptors: Amazing Birds of Prey

Find out why these uncommon raptor bird species, including hawks, owls, and kites, are some of the most captivating birds...


6 Fascinating Bird Facts About Wild Turkeys

Gobble up interesting tidbits about the wild turkey bird, including how fast these birds can fly and if turkeys hold...


5 Vibrant Tanager Bird Species to Know

Meet the five types of tanager bird species you might see in North America. Learn to identify tanagers and how...


How to Identify a Red-Tailed Hawk

Not sure which hawk you're seeing? Here's how to tell whether a bird of prey is a red-tailed hawk, based...