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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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...


What’s a White Winged Dove Doing Up North?

Learn more about the white winged dove, how to tell one apart from a mourning dove, and why it may...


13 Fun Facts About Owls You Should Know

Here are some of the most fascinating and fun facts about owls, a one-of-a-kind group of birds. Learn about...


6 Surprising Facts About Arctic Birds

Arctic birds feel right at home in an icy climate.


Downy vs Hairy Woodpecker: How to Tell the Difference

These woodpecker species look quite similar but there are some differences, too. Compare downy vs hairy woodpeckers with expert ID...

How to Identify and Attract a Chipping Sparrow

Bring this cheerful, common summer bird species into your backyard with our top tips for identifying and attracting a chipping...


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...


How to Identify a Wood Duck

If you live near water, put up a nest box and you may attract a wood duck to your yard....


Barn Owls: Ghostly Nocturnal Birds of Prey

Look for flashes of white when driving on dark country roads, and you might spot a barn owl. Learn about...


8 Must-Visit Hawk Migration Hotspots

Millions of hawks, eagles, and falcons soar through the skies as they migrate. Check out the best hawk migration hotspots...


7 Fascinating Facts About Swift Birds

Learn facts you need to know about a swift bird. These airborne birds can’t sit still. Get facts about swift...