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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5 Types of Blackbirds You Should Know

Not all birds in the blackbird family are the same. Learn about five types of blackbirds you might see across...


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European Starling: Everything You Should Know

European starlings are often scorned by bird-watchers for their aggressive behavior. But there's more to these colorful birds than you...


9 Fascinating Facts About Common Ravens

Learn raven facts about these intelligent, fascinating and charming birds, including where to find common ravens and what raven birds...


Meet the Vireo Bird Family: Sweet Summer Singers

Get to know the vireo bird family, including red-eyed vireos and warbling vireos. Learn what they look like and where...


8 Interesting Facts About Sandhill Cranes

Learn sandhill crane facts. Did you know sandhill cranes mate for life? These prehistoric birds have been around for 2...


Red Winged Blackbird: 10 Interesting Facts

Get fascinating facts about the red winged blackbird, a black and red bird that returns to backyards in spring. Learn...


The Flycatcher Birds: Flying Under the Radar

Keep your eyes peeled for these unsung birds. The scissor tailed, vermilion and great crested flycatcher bird species deserve time...


Brown Thrasher: An Elusive, Musical Songbird

Brown thrashers are excellent mimics and sing more than 1,000 tunes. Learn about these elusive songbirds and how to identify...

The Ultimate Bucket List for Hummingbird Lovers

These activities, from hummingbird festivals to feeding tips, are seriously cool ideas that every hummingbird enthusiast should experience.


How to Identify and Attract an Allen’s Hummingbird

Identify male, female and juvenile Allen's hummingbirds. Learn about their call, the range where you can spot this species, and...


Meet the 3 Types of Goldfinches in the United States

There are three types of goldfinches across the United States. Learn what these goldfinch species look like and where to...


How to Identify Anna’s Hummingbirds

The Anna's hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. It can be found all year along the Pacific Coast, as...


Meet the Jays: 8 Types of Jays You Should Know

Whether you think they're brilliant or bullies, there's plenty to discover about these clever corvids. Learn about blue jays and...


Summer Tanagers May be Hiding in Plain Sight

Seeing—or hearing—a colorful summer tanager is a red-letter day. Summer tanagers may be bright red—but that doesn’t always make them...


How to Identify and Attract Blue Jays

Blue jays are smart, bold and beautiful birds. Learn how to attract blue jays, what males, females and babies look...


How to Identify a Varied Bunting

Look for varied buntings along the southwest border in Texas and Arizona, or in Mexico. See photos of the males...


Lazuli Buntings: Vibrant Jewels of the West

Get to know lazuli buntings and where to find them. See the males' dazzling and colorful plumage, learn what females...

Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles: The Types of Eagles in North America

Experts explain similarities and differences between bald eagles and golden eagles, including what these types of eagles eat and how...


The Best Cardinal Bird Feeders and Birdseed

Cardinals are beloved backyard birds. To attract more redbirds, fill these cardinal bird feeders with their favorite types of birdseed.


How to Identify Snow Buntings

In winter, look for snow buntings on shorelines, open fields and weedy roadsides. In spring, these birds head north to...


Rainbow Birds: All About Painted Buntings

Painted buntings sport a jaw-dropping rainbow of colors. Learn what males and females look like, what they eat and see...


Look and Listen for Bright Blue Indigo Buntings

Learn what male and female indigo buntings look like, what their song sounds like and about their nests and eggs....


Where to Find Flame-Colored and Hepatic Tanagers

In the summer, birders can spot vibrant hepatic tanagers and flame-colored tanagers in the southwestern states—if you know where to...

Western Tanagers Are Fiery, Eye-Catching Fliers

During migration, flocks of western tanagers pass through valleys, plains, and foothills. Learn what the males and females look like...


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8 Surprising Facts About Tanagers

Take a peek into the vibrant world of North American tanagers. Learn about tanagers' nests, plumage and their favorite foods.


How to Identify a Black Chinned Hummingbird

Black-chinned hummingbirds wag their tails as they feed across the western United States. Learn what the males and females look...


Look for a Violet Crowned Hummingbird in the Southwest

Look for violet-crowned hummingbirds in Arizona and New Mexico. Learn what these birds look like and discover facts about their...


15 Types of Hummingbirds Found in the United States

If you're wondering what hummingbird species are in your backyard, check out the 15 types of hummingbirds that breed in...


Get to Know Tough and Tiny Rufous Hummingbirds

Orangey-red rufous hummingbirds are feisty and fierce. Learn to identify males and females, listen to their call and see their...