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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Eastern Bluebirds Love Wide Open Spaces

You won’t attract an eastern bluebird with birdseed, but there is another secret ingredient that will surely get attention: mealworms.


Made to Wade: All About Wading Birds

Elegant and graceful, wading birds capture artists' imaginations. Here are interesting facts and gorgeous photos of wading birds.


Get to Know the Gravity-Defying Nuthatch Bird Family

Moving headfirst down tree trunks is just one nuthatch bird trait. Find out more about the members of this fun-to-watch...


How to Identify a Mountain Bluebird

This species is the state bird of Idaho and Nevada. It’s not hard to see why mountain bluebirds are among...


How to Identify a Palm Warbler

Learn what a palm warbler looks like, where birders can find these warblers in different seasons, and what foods these...


Meet the Rosy Finch (and Learn the Best Place to See One)

To spot a rosy finch, birders should visit the western mountains. Learn about the best place to find the three...


How to Attract and Identify a Pine Siskin

When pine siskins visit, expect a flock. These feisty finches love thistle seeds. Learn what a pine siskin looks like...


Meet the Crossbill Birds: Ultimate Nomads

From their funky-looking beaks to peculiar migrations, see and learn what makes red crossbills and white-winged crossbill birds so special.

Watch Your Feeders in Winter for a Common Redpoll

The resilient common redpoll brings lively cheer to cool-weather feeders. This small bird can handle the coldest temperatures in winter.


7 Types of Finch Birds to Look for in Winter

Flying where the food supply takes them, these seven colorful types of finches are a rare backyard treat. Look for...


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.


5 Essential Hawk Identification Tips for Birders

Use expert tips and a helpful chart to improve your hawk identification skills. Plus, learn about the common types of...


Pine Siskin vs Goldfinch: How to Tell the Difference

Pine siskins are small birds in the finch family that look like sparrows. Learn how to tell the difference between...


Dive Into Fascinating Facts About Anhinga Birds

The anhinga is an amazing bird, from adaptability to the way it swims. Here's what you might not know about...


What Does a Cardinal Song Sound Like?

Northern cardinals are one of the few bird species with both male and female singers. Learn what a cardinal song...


Meet the Adorable Black Capped Chickadee

The black capped chickadee is one of the friendliest fliers in North America. Learn more about their song, nest and...

Black Capped Chickadee vs Carolina Chickadee: ID Challenge

Learn to tell the difference between a black capped chickadee vs a Carolina chickadee. See what these birds look like...


The Chickadee Birds: All About Chickadees

To attract and identify the types of chickadees in North America, learn about chickadee songs, favorite foods and where they...


How to Identify and Attract a Mountain Chickadee

Learn what foods a mountain chickadee eats, what these small songbirds look like and sound like, where to spot them...


19 Magical Bird Photos of Cardinals in Snow

Few sights are as enchanting as a cardinal in snow, and these beautiful photos of redbirds in winter will delight...


Look Down Low to Spot an Eastern Towhee

When you’re watching for this songbird, look out below. The Eastern towhee spends most of its time on the ground,...

25 Simply Stunning Cardinal Bird Pictures

Cardinals are among the most popular and beloved birds in America, and these cardinal pictures make it easy to see...


What Do Cardinals Eat? How to Attract Cardinals

Attract cardinals by learning what cardinals eat, and where cardinals nest. Offer seeds and berries and grow shrubs for shelter.


Do Northern Cardinals Mate for Life?

We asked our birding experts: Do northern cardinals mate for life? Find out how long cardinals live and stay with...


How to Identify a Wood Thrush

Learn how to identify and attract a wood thrush, what their song sounds like, what these birds eat and where...


Head to Hawaii to See a Red Crested Cardinal

If you love northern cardinals, you may want to book a trip to Hawaii, South America or Puerto Rico to...


Meet the Humble (but Adorable) House Finch

Learn how to identify and attract a house finch. Find out facts about the house finch nest, eggs, range, habitat...