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 Varied Bunting

Look for varied buntings along the southwest border in Texas and Arizona, or in Mexico. See photos of the males...


6 Beautiful Bunting Birds You Should Know

Meet the bunting bird family, which includes colorful members, including the varied bunting and lark bunting. See photos to help...


Lazuli Buntings: Vibrant Jewels of the West

Get to know lazuli buntings and where to find them. See the males' dazzling and colorful plumage, learn what females...


Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles: The Types of Eagles in North America

Experts explain similarities and differences between bald eagles and golden eagles, including what these types of eagles eat and how...


The Best Cardinal Bird Feeders and Birdseed

Cardinals are beloved backyard birds. To attract more redbirds, fill these cardinal bird feeders with their favorite types of birdseed.


How to Identify Snow Buntings

In winter, look for snow buntings on shorelines, open fields and weedy roadsides. In spring, these birds head north to...


Rainbow Birds: All About Painted Buntings

Painted buntings sport a jaw-dropping rainbow of colors. Learn what males and females look like, what they eat and see...


Look and Listen for Bright Blue Indigo Buntings

Learn what male and female indigo buntings look like, what their song sounds like and about their nests and eggs....

Where to Find Flame-Colored and Hepatic Tanagers

In the summer, birders can spot vibrant hepatic tanagers and flame-colored tanagers in the southwestern states—if you know where to...


Look Up High to Spot Stunning Scarlet Tanagers

Birders may spot scarlet tanagers high in forest canopies across the eastern states. During summer, males are red and black...


Western Tanagers Are Fiery, Eye-Catching Fliers

During migration, flocks of western tanagers pass through valleys, plains, and foothills. Learn what the males and females look like...


16 Spring Warbler Birds You Should Know

Warbler birds are colorful and awe-inspiring, and tricky to find. Of more than 50 types of warblers in North America,...


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8 Surprising Facts About Tanagers

Take a peek into the vibrant world of North American tanagers. Learn about tanagers' nests, plumage and their favorite foods.


How to Identify a Black Chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned hummingbirds wag their tails as they feed across the western United States. Learn what the males and females look...


Look for Violet-Crowned Hummingbirds in the Southwest

Look for violet-crowned hummingbirds in Arizona and New Mexico. Learn what these birds look like and discover facts about their...


15 Types of Hummingbirds Found in the United States

If you're wondering what hummingbird species are in your backyard, check out the 15 types of hummingbirds that breed in...

Get to Know Tough and Tiny Rufous Hummingbirds

Orangey-red rufous hummingbirds are feisty and fierce. Learn to identify males and females, listen to their call and see their...


Meet the World’s Largest and Smallest Hummingbirds

You may think all hummingbirds are the same size, but the giant hummingbird and bee hummingbird stand out as the...


How to Identify Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds

Look for ruby-throated hummingbirds in the eastern states during summer. See what males and females look like and learn about...


How to Identify Bullock’s Orioles

In the West, oranges and sugar water will attract the Bullock’s oriole to your yard. Learn what the males and...


7 Interesting Bald Eagle Facts

Did you know eagles can dive up to 100 miles per hour? Discover even more fascinating bald eagle facts about...

How to Identify Baltimore Oriole Birds

This orange bird is a welcome visitor in the spring and summer in the eastern half of the country. Learn...


20 Types of Ducks to Look for This Spring

Many ducks are already migrating toward their breeding grounds. Here are some of the types of ducks that you are...


Meet the Pyrrhuloxia: Desert Cardinal of the Southwest

Learn all about the pyrrhuloxia, or desert cardinal, a bird found in the Southwest. Experts describe what this species looks...


Evening Grosbeaks Are Special Winter Visitors

In winter, yellow evening grosbeaks wander in flocks. Their travels are unpredictable, but they may show up at bird feeders...


Get to Know Gorgeous Blue Grosbeaks

Learn about the beautiful, but uncommon, blue grosbeaks, including where to find them, what they eat and how to identify...


5 Grosbeaks Backyard Birders Should Know

Learn how to identify five species of grosbeaks in North America. Look for these large, colorful, eye-catching birds at your...