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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Is the Florida Scrub-Jay Endangered?

You may already know that the Florida scrub-jay is found only in Florida. But are these bright blue corvids at...


Baby Crows Are Much Cuter Than You Think

A baby crow is surprisingly adorable! Learn about these midnight-colored baby birds, including how long they stay in the nest...


Amazing Arizona Hummingbirds (and the Best Places to See Them)

August is the best time of year to observe hummingbird species in southeast Arizona. Learn the best hotspots for Arizona...


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...


Bird Mating Rituals: Love Is in the Air

When it comes to courtship, birds pull out all the stops, using elaborate displays to attract a potential mate and...


Look for a California Scrub-Jay on the West Coast

The raucous call of the bright blue California scrub-jay reflects its mischievous behavior. This western species loves to eat peanuts.


Canada Jays Are Curious, Cold-Hardy Birds

Get to know the Canada jay. Find out what these curious corvids look like, what the birds eat and where...


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...

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Meet the 3 Types of Cardinals in North America

Did you know—North American birders can see multiple types of cardinals! But you'll have to travel to check these birds...


Red-Headed vs Red-Bellied Woodpecker: What’s the Difference?

Did you see a red-headed woodpecker or a red-bellied woodpecker? Learn how to tell these woodpeckers with a similar name...


House Sparrow: Least Wanted Backyard Birds

House sparrows aren't popular among birders, and for good reason. Learn more about them to better deal with these birds...


Mourning Dove Lifespan: How Long Do Doves Live?

Mourning doves are beloved backyard birds that form lasting bonds with their mates. But just how long is a mourning...


Is a Turtledove a Real Type of Bird?

If you've only heard turtledoves mentioned at Christmastime, you may wonder if they even exist. Learn where these birds live...


Meet the Regal Belted Kingfisher Bird

Learn to identify a belted kingfisher. See what the male and females look like, and find out what their call...


6 Fascinating Whooping Crane Facts

Learn about the current whooping crane population and kick up more facts about these elegant and endangered birds.


Here’s Why Pigeons Are the Most Misunderstood Birds

When it comes to pigeons, is the hate merited? We chatted with an expert about why you should rethink your...


13 Fascinating Mourning Dove Facts

Mournings doves are common in backyards across America. Learn interesting facts you should know about the beautiful mourning dove.

Meet 6 Types of Wrens You Should Know

The Southwest is a hotspot for wren diversity. Get to know several types of wrens with big personalities and even...


All About Mourning Dove Eggs and Baby Mourning Doves

We share the answers to the most common questions about mourning dove eggs and baby mourning doves, including when they...


What Does a Mourning Dove Call Sound Like?

Listen to the soothing sound of a mourning dove call. The song is described by some as peaceful or mournful....


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...


Evening Grosbeaks Are Special Winter Visitors

Set out a tray feeder filled with sunflower seeds to attract an evening grosbeak. In winter, these yellow grosbeaks wander...


ID Challenge: Cooper’s Hawk vs Sharp-Shinned Hawk

A common backyard birding challenge is learning how to ID a Cooper's hawk vs a sharp-shinned hawk. Look closely at...

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...


25 Breathtaking Mourning Dove Pictures

Enjoy a collection of photos that capture the beauty of mourning doves in all seasons, including mourning dove nests and...


Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Vs Pileated Woodpecker: Are They Related?

Birders may compare an ivory-billed woodpecker vs a pileated woodpecker, as they share many traits. Experts weigh in on any...


Meet the Black Birds That Are Always Dressed for Halloween

Get to know North America's most mysterious black birds and discover how they might have earned their haunting reputation.


Eastern vs Western Screech-Owl: What’s the Difference?

It’s difficult to ID Eastern and Western screech owl species—location is your best bet. Hear their call and learn about...


Acorn Woodpeckers Are the Ultimate Stockpilers

Tap into what makes the quirky, clownish acorn woodpecker so unique. Acorn woodpeckers live in large groups and hoard thousands...