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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Learn to Identify Eurasian Collared Doves

Look for Eurasian collared doves at backyard bird feeders across the central and southern United States.

Beauty and the Beak: A Bald Eagle Rescue Story

When a bullet took her upper beak, Beauty the bald eagle would have starved. A dedicated caregiver and 3D printing...

Hummingbirds Can See Even MORE Colors Than Humans, According to Researchers

A new study reveals hummingbirds' large eyes see the world in a wider range of brilliant colors than people can...

Endangered California Condors Spotted at Sequoia National Park

The endangered raptors, once extinct in the wild, were seen at the California national park for the first time in...

Bird Mimics and Mimicry: Three Birds to Know

Tune in to the copycat songs of mockingbirds, catbirds and thrashers.

5 Hummingbird Videos You Can’t Miss

From nest building to snoring (yes, snoring!), the behavior captured in these hummingbird videos will captivate your bird-loving heart.

Don’t Miss the Latest Snowy Owl Irruption

2018 was another great year for snowy owl sightings. Learn what causes these irruptions and how to take advantage of...

6 Fun Facts About Owls in Pop Culture

Whether it's in video games, TV, or books, these beloved birds are everywhere.

Attract Northern Mockingbirds to Your Backyard

Keep your eyes and ears open for this talkative songbird.

Western Bluebird vs Eastern Bluebird: Which Bluebird Am I Seeing?

Pay attention to where you are birding, and learn how to tell the difference between a western bluebird vs an...

Nene, Hawaii’s State Bird

A close relative of the Canada Goose, the Nene is the rarest of all the state birds and found only...

Muscovy Ducks

Bigger than mallards and unusual in appearance, Muscovy ducks are common in Florida and some cities in the U.S.

Duck Identification: Canvasback vs. Redhead

One of the most common duck identification questions I get is how to tell the difference between a Canvasback and...

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck

This South American whistling duck is expanding its range north, and there are many places in Florida to see them.

Parade of Winter Florida Ducks

Many Florida ducks, like Florida residents, are only here in the winter. Here are a few you might be able...

No Ordinary Duck: Meet the Northern Shoveler

This duck species is easy to identify once you spot its heavy bill. Northern Shoveler ducks are dabblers, filter-feeding on...

Raptors, Amazing Birds of Prey

Find out why these uncommon birds of prey are some of the most captivating in the world.

Northern Mockingbird

This around-the-clock songster doesn’t just copy the sounds other birds make. Northern Mockingbirds mimic other things, too - even inanimate...

How to Identify an Eastern Phoebe

Learn what an Eastern phoebe looks like, and what their song sounds like. Find out what these birds eat and...

A Change of Name: Common Gallinule

Chances are good that if you've seen and identified this bird before, you know it as the Common Moorhen (Gallinula...

What is That Black Duck with the White Bill?

The American coot looks like a black duck with a white beak, but it's actually a member of the rail...