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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How to Identify a Yellow Warbler

Look and listen for a vibrant migrating yellow warbler in spring. Learn what yellow warblers eat and what their nests look like.

Canada Goose: Bird Facts and Identification

Learn what a Canada goose looks like and sounds like, if it's OK to feed Canada geese, and what to...


How to Identify a Hooded Warbler

Learn what a hooded warbler looks like and where to spot one. Plus find out what hooded warblers eat and...


How to Identify a Northern Parula

Learn what a northern parula looks like and sounds like. Also find out what these warblers eat and where the...


Meet the Marsh Birds That Live Among the Reeds

Discover seven types of North American marsh birds known for hiding among the lush vegetation of muddy wetlands.

How to Identify a Black-Headed Grosbeak

Serve the right kind of food if you want to attract a black-headed grosbeak. Learn what these birds look like...


How to Identify a Little Blue Heron

Learn what a little blue heron looks like, sounds like and where to spot one. Also find out what these...


Look and Listen for a Common Yellowthroat

Learn what a common yellowthroat looks like and sounds like, what the bird eats, and the range and habitat where...


How to Identify a Black-and-White Warbler

Learn how to locate the easily-identified, boldly hued black-and-white warbler. This bird is an efficient forager for insects.


Meet the Majestic Magnolia Warbler

Look for the brilliantly colored magnolia warbler in trees and shrubs during spring migration. Learn about their nests, range and...


Rufous vs Allen’s: Hummingbird Look-Alikes

Similar field marks and overlapping ranges make it difficult to identify a rufous vs Allen's hummingbird. Learn how to tell...


How to Identify a Broad-Billed Hummingbird

Find out what a broad-billed hummingbird looks like and sounds like. Plus, find out where you can spot these colorful,...


How to Identify a Northern Saw-Whet Owl

The northern saw-whet owl is one of the smallest and cutest owls—as long as you aren't a mouse. Learn where...

How to Identify a Wood Thrush

Learn where to spot a wood thrush. These shy brown birds have a captivating song and hunt for insects on...


Meet the Breathtaking Blackburnian Warbler

What bird is black, white and orange all over? Learn what a Blackburnian warbler looks like and sounds like. Plus,...


How to Identify an American Redstart

The American redstart is a black and orange warbler. See what the males and females look like, learn what they...


How to Identify a Yellow-Breasted Chat

See what a yellow-breasted chat looks like. This colorful bird has a unique way of flying. Plus, learn where you're...


American Crow: Everything You Should Know

American crow, we love you so! Learn important facts about crows, including where they live, what they eat, and what...


Meet the Colorful Canada Warbler

See what a Canada warbler looks like and where to find this species. Also, learn about their diet, songs and...


7 Fascinating Wild Turkey Bird Facts You Should Know

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


Tale of Two Kinglets: Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Summer residents of boreal and more temperate montane forests, the ruby-crowned kinglet and golden-crowned kinglet share many similarities.


How to Identify a Chestnut-Sided Warbler

See what a male and female chestnut-sided warbler looks like, and learn where to find the birds, what they eat,...

How to Identify a Wilson’s Warbler

This Wilson's warbler, a small yellow-colored songbird, has a special field mark that makes it easy to identify—a black cap...


Do Wild Parakeets and Parrots Live in North America?

You don't have to visit the tropics to see wild parakeets and parrots. Learn about these exotic looking birds that...


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...


Meet 8 Types of Orioles to Look for Across America

Get to know eight types of orioles seen throughout the U.S. and what makes each of these orange and yellow...


Mourning Dove vs Pigeon: What’s the Difference?

The pigeon and mourning dove are from the same family, but these stout, short-beaked birds are different in both subtle...


Brown-Headed Cowbird: Most Hated Bird in America

Learn why the brown-headed cowbird is many birders' least favorite—and how to tell cowbird eggs apart from those of other...