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 Northern Bobwhite

Find out what a male, female and juvenile northern bobwhite looks like, what they sound like, and where you may...


7 Fascinating Falcon Bird Facts You Should Know

From the smallest falcon to the fastest flying bird on earth, discover interesting facts about the falcon bird family.


How to Identify and Attract a Gray Catbird

Listen for the "mewing" call of a gray catbird in summer. These birds love to eat fruit, prefer dense thickets,...


Northern Flicker: Unique, Beautiful Woodpeckers

Whether a northern flicker is gobbling ants on the ground or climbing a tree trunk, this bird's stunning field marks...


Everything You Need to Know About a Killdeer Bird

Learn how to identify a killdeer bird. Discover what the birds look like and get facts about their nests, eggs,...


Female Cowbird: Notorious Nest Invaders

A female cowbird is a dull looking bird with plain plumage that is easy to miss in the backyard. But...


Discover the Amazing Types of Owls in North America

Watch your backyard come to life as amazing owl species swoop through the night skies. Get to know the types...


Identify and Attract a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Learn what a male, female and juvenile rose breasted grosbeak looks like, what their song sounds like, what they eat...

Meet the Thrush Bird Family: Sweet Songbirds

From robins to bluebirds, these shy singers come in several sizes and colors. Know which is which when a thrush...


Identify and Attract a Yellow-Rumped Warbler

See what a yellow-rumped warbler looks like. Plus learn what they eat, when they migrate and why they're nicknamed butterbutts.


Blue Grosbeak vs Indigo Bunting: How to Tell Them Apart

Spotted a blue bird that you can't identify? Here's how to ace a common birding test: blue grosbeak vs indigo...


How to Identify an American Redstart

The American redstart is a stunning, distinctive warbler. Learn how to identify these colorful birds, and see what the female...


11 Reasons Why Birders Are Obsessed With Warblers

Warbler sightings are a welcome sign of spring for birdwatchers. Check out amazing facts about these migrating birds.


Meet the Bold and Beautiful Bullock’s Oriole

Spot a Bullock's oriole in the western U.S. during breeding season. Learn what the males and females look like and...


The Most Common (and Colorful) Finch Birds You Might See

These popular red and yellow birds in the finch family are backyard favorites for bird-watchers in spring and summer.


How to Identify a Red-Eyed Vireo

See red-eyed vireo pictures, and find out how to identify their songs and nests. Plus learn about their range and...


Amazing Facts About Wild Parrots and Parakeets

Yes, wild parrots live in North America! Discover interesting facts about parrots, including the monk parakeet and nanday parakeet.

Meet the Adorable Titmouse Bird Tribe

Learn about the super cute titmouse bird family. Discover the five titmouse species that birders can see across the United...


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Meet the Western Tanager: A Sunset-Colored Songbird

Western tanager flocks migrate through valleys, plains, and foothills. See what the males and females look like and hear their...


Get Ready for Red-Winged Blackbird Season

Get facts about the red-winged blackbird, a black bird with red and yellow wings that returns to backyards in spring....


Get to Know the Super Smart Corvid Bird Family

Birds in the corvid family are bold, beautiful and brainy. From jays to ravens, find out where these birds live—and...


Black-billed Magpie: A Perfect Combo of Brains and Beauty

Often viewed as an entertaining clown or mischievous rascal, the black-billed magpie never lacks in personality — and ingenuity.


Meet the Fish Crow: The American Crow’s Coastal Cousin

Learn what fish crows eat, where they live and how to tell the difference between a fish crow and an...

4 Hummingbirds You Might See in Colorado

You can spot plenty of hummingbirds in Colorado! From black-chinned to rufous, learn where and how to see hummers in...


7 Types of Hummingbirds to Look for in Oregon

If you live in Oregon, hummingbirds will be frequent visits to your backyard. Here's the types hummingbirds you might spot...


Look for These 8 Species of Hummingbirds in Texas

The Lone Star State has plenty to offer hummingbird fans! Discover the species of hummingbirds in Texas and where to...


8 Fascinating Vulture Bird Facts

Love 'em or not, the vulture bird is an essential part of our ecosystem. Find out why vultures don't sing,...


Swamp Birds: American Woodcock and Wilson’s Snipe

When the American woodcock and Wilson's snipe are not lurking in wet, marshy places, these odd birds can be spotted...


How to Identify and Attract a Pinyon Jay

Swoop into the unique world of the pinyon jay! Discover what the birds eat, where they live, and what makes...