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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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...


Head Up North to See Pine Grosbeaks

Pine grosbeaks are a common species in Canada's boreal forests and the western mountains. This tame oversized finch adds color...


Go West to See Black-Headed Grosbeaks

If it's spring in the west, fill a feeder with sunflower seeds and you may soon discover a pair of...


Look and Listen for Common Yellowthroats in Spring

Learn what the common yellowthroat song sounds like, what yellowthroats look like, what they eat, and where to see these...

How to Identify a Tennessee Warbler

Learn the key field marks to identify a Tennessee warbler, and where to look for these birds during spring and...


Meet the Acrobatic Nashville Warbler

Learn how to identify Nashville warblers. See what these tiny, active songbirds look like, learn about their habitat and what...


4 Vibrant Tanager Bird Species to Know

Learn about the four types of tanager birds you might see in North America. Discover how to identify tanagers and...


How to Identify Orchard Orioles

Attract nectar-loving orchard orioles to your backyard with sweet treats. Learn their range, favorite foods, and what the male and...


7 Surprising Baltimore Oriole Facts

Learn surprising Baltimore oriole facts about one of spring's most gorgeous bird species, including why these birds aren't actually orioles...


8 Types of Orioles to Look for in North America

Eye-catching orioles come decked out in orange and yellow feathers. Get to know the types of orioles in North America...


Wilson’s Warbler: The Warbler That Wears a Hat

This Wilson's warbler, a small yellow colored songbird, has a special feature that makes it easy to identify—a black cap...


Discover the Joys of Sunset with Birds

Don’t stop bird-watching when the sun goes down. At sunset with birds, things are just getting started. Go on an...

What’s the Difference: European Robin vs American Robin

The American robin and the European robin are separated by an ocean but share a similar name. Learn about their...


Warbler Migration Tips for Every Type of Birder

Even casual birders get excited during warbler migration season! Try these tips to identify the most warblers this spring.


How to Identify American Redstarts

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


Meet the Majestic Magnolia Warbler

Look for brilliantly colored magnolia warblers in trees and shrubs during spring migration as these birds head toward their northern...


All About Black-Throated Blue (and Green!) Warblers

These birds have similar names, but they look and sound different. Learn to identify black-throated blue warblers and black-throated green...

Black-and-White Warblers: The Zebra Birds

The black and white warbler is one of the most striking birds to spot during spring migration. Look and listen...


Yellow-Rumped Warblers: Meet the Butterbutts

Learn what a yellow-rumped warbler looks like, how to identify them, what they eat, when they migrate, and why they're...


6 Romantic and Fascinating Swan Facts

Learn swan facts, including what swans eat, why they're known as a symbol of love and how many swan species...


Meet the Backyard Birds With a Bad Reputation

Rethink your stance on the bad birds in your backyard by learning some birding basics about their behavior and personalities.


The Varied Thrush: Voice of the Northwest

Learn everything you need to know about the colorful varied thrush that is known for its dramatic beauty and haunting...


Meet the Thrashers: Learn About Thrasher Birds

Get to know the thrasher birds. Learn where to spot these birds, how to identify them, what their songs sound...