Songbirds

With bird calls that range from sweet-sounding to demanding, there are many types of songbirds in North America. From the common American robin to the brightly-colored blue jay, learn about their habitats and hear their bird songs.

What Foods Do Northern Mockingbirds Eat?

Do Northern mockingbirds visit bird feeders? Find out what foods mockingbirds eat and how to attract them to your backyard.

How to Identify a Northern Mockingbird

See what a northern mockingbird looks like and where to find them. Plus hear a mockingbird call and learn how...


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...


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...


White-Breasted Nuthatch: The Upside-Down Bird

The white-breasted nuthatch is adept at clambering up, down or around the trunks and limbs of trees. Attract a pair...

Look for Elegant Cedar Waxwing Birds in Berry Trees

Built for gobbling fruit, cedar waxwings are striking, social birds. Learn how to spot these elegant birds.


Meet the Thrushes: Sweet Songbirds

From robins to bluebirds, these shy singers come in several sizes and colors. Know which is which when a thrush...

How to Identify a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher

See pictures of a blue gray gnatcatcher. Plus, find out where these small songbirds live, what they eat, and how...


How to Identify and Attract a Tufted Titmouse

Learn how to identify and attract a tufted titmouse. Offer seeds and suet, then watch their back-and-forth antics at the...


The Most Musical Songbirds in America

Bird songs are beautiful and melodic. Discover why you should be listening as well as looking for these musical types...


What Does a Carolina Wren Call Sound Like?

Even if you don't see a Carolina wren, you might hear one. Learn what a Carolina wren call sounds like...

How to Identify a Bewick’s Wren

Find out what a Bewick's wren looks like and where you can spot one. Plus find out how to attract...


Head Southwest to See a Cactus Wren

Find out what a cactus wren looks like, what these desert birds eat and where to spot them. Also find...


House Wren vs Carolina Wren: ID Challenge

It's easy to get confused when identifying a house wren vs a Carolina wren. Learn what the birds look like,...


How to Identify and Attract a Carolina Wren

The Carolina wren song is common in southeastern woods, where it is heard even in winter. Learn about their nests...


How to Attract and Identify a House Wren

The house wren is a plain looking songbird, but its bubbling songs and nonstop activity make this cavity nester a...

How to Identify an American Robin

Many consider the American robin's bright red breast a sign of spring. Learn what a robin looks like and where...


How to Identify and Attract a Gray Catbird

Listen for the "mewing" call of a gray catbird in summer. These birds love to eat fruit, prefer dense thickets,...


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...


Look for Energetic Verdin Birds in the Southwest

Find and attract verdins in southwestern scrubland settings. Plus, learn about verdin nests, see what verdins look like, and...


How to Identify a Western Bluebird

Learn distinctive markings to identify a western bluebird, discover which habitats they call home and where they nest, and more.


Eastern Bluebirds Love Wide Open Spaces

You won’t attract an eastern bluebird with birdseed, but there is another secret ingredient that will surely get attention: mealworms.


Get to Know the Gravity-Defying Nuthatch Bird Family

Moving headfirst down tree trunks is just one nuthatch bird trait. Find out more about the members of this fun-to-watch...


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...


Meet the Crossbill Birds: Ultimate Nomads

From their funky-looking beaks to peculiar migrations, see and learn what makes red crossbills and white-winged crossbill birds so special.

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Meet the Adorable Black Capped Chickadee

The black capped chickadee is one of the friendliest fliers in North America. Learn more about their song, nest and...


Black Capped Chickadee vs Carolina Chickadee: ID Challenge

Learn to tell the difference between a black capped chickadee vs a Carolina chickadee. See what these birds look like...


The Chickadee Birds: All About Chickadees

To attract and identify the types of chickadees in North America, learn about chickadee songs, favorite foods and where they...


How to Identify and Attract a Mountain Chickadee

Learn what foods a mountain chickadee eats, what these small songbirds look like and sound like, where to spot them...


19 Magical Bird Photos of Cardinals in Snow

Few sights are as enchanting as a cardinal in snow, and these beautiful photos of redbirds in winter will delight...


25 Simply Stunning Cardinal Bird Pictures

Cardinals are among the most popular and beloved birds in America, and these cardinal pictures make it easy to see...