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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33 Pictures of Warblers That Will Make You Want to Go Birding

Enjoy splendid pictures of warblers, from yellow to black-and-white. Look for these small bright fliers during spring and fall migration.


How to Attract and Identify a Purple Finch

Attracting a purple finch is easy with the right food, but identifying one can be tricky! Here's how to spot...


How to Identify and Attract a Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Look for a ruby throated hummingbird in eastern states in summer. See what males and females look like and learn...


How to Identify Phainopepla Birds and Where to Find Them

Meet the glossy black colored phainopepla bird. Find out what they eat and learn where you can spot these silky...


Yellow Warbler Birds Bring Spring Sunshine

Look and listen for a vibrant migrating yellow warbler in spring. Learn what yellow warblers eat and what their nests...


20 Stunning Warblers to Look for in Spring

Warblers are colorful and awe-inspiring birds. Of all the types of warbler birds in North America, these deserve special attention.


How to Identify a Hooded Warbler

Learn what a hooded warbler looks like and where to spot one. Plus find out what hooded warblers eat and...


Meet the Cerulean Warbler: Sky Blue Beauty

Learn what a cerulean warbler looks like and how to identify this tiny blue bird. Also learn about their range...

6 Beautiful Bunting Bird Species You Should Know

Colorful bunting bird species stand out in a crowd. Learn where to find 6 types of buntings and the field...


When Will House Wrens Return in Spring?

Do wrens migrate? Although not as flashy as an oriole or hummingbird, many people are excited to see house wrens...


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American Goldfinch: The Golden Bird

The American goldfinch is one of the last songbirds to breed each summer. Look for these bright, thistle-loving beauties in...


The Lesser Goldfinch is No Less Amazing

Why is the lesser goldfinch "lesser?" We have the answer, and we have tips for attracting these bright birds to...


Look For a Chestnut Sided Warbler During Spring Migration

Discover facts about the chestnut sided warbler, including where to find the birds, migration patterns and what males and females...


How to Identify a Cape May Warbler

Learn all about the cheery Cape May warbler, including what males and females look like and how to attract them...


9 Breathtaking Blackburnian Warbler Photos

What bird is black, white and orange all over? The Blackburnian warbler is a gorgeous bird that will take your...


Attract a Prothonotary Warbler With a Birdhouse

Learn how to identify and attract a prothonotary warbler. Find out what the males and females look like, and learn...


Meet the Colorful Canada Warbler

Learn what a Canada warbler looks like and where to find them during breeding season and migration. Also see fellow...

How to Identify a Northern Parula

Learn how to attract and identify a northern parula, a blue and yellow bird in the warbler family. Find out...


Meet the Mallard: The Most Common Duck in the World

The mallard duck is the the most common duck in the world. Mallards usually nest near the water’s edge. Learn...


20 Pictures That Will Change How You Look at Sparrows

From sparrows in winter to sweet baby sparrows, these sparrow pictures prove there is much to appreciate about these energetic,...


What Foods, How Often and How Much Do Hummingbirds Eat?

Birding experts discuss what do hummingbirds eat—and how often they eat it! A hummingbird's diet includes more foods than you...


17 Types of Sparrow Birds That You Should Know

Think telling sparrows apart is just not worth the effort? Our tips might change your mind. Identify sparrows by habitat,...


Meet the Towhee Birds Scratching up a Storm

Look down! That noise under your shrubs is a shy, ground-feeding towhee in search of its next meal.

Listen for the Sweet Sounds of a Song Sparrow

Learn how to identify a song sparrow. Find out what these musical sparrows look like and sound like, and learn...


What Do Woodpeckers Eat? The Best Woodpecker Food

Attract woodpeckers to your yard with the best woodpecker food. Learn what woodpecker eat and the best birdseed and feeders...


Royal Bird: Meet the White Crowned Sparrow

With crisp black-and-white head stripes and regional differences in song, this stunning sparrow is anything but ordinary.


How to Identify a Lincoln’s Sparrow

Learn what features to look for on a Lincoln's sparrow, where to find this bird, and how to attract the...


How to Identify and Attract a Tree Swallow

Learn how to identify a male and female tree swallow. Find out about their nests, song, range map and what...


What Does a Dark Eyed Junco Sound Like and Look Like?

Learn how to identify a dark eyed junco. See what the male and female juncos and nests look like and...