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.

Western Meadowlark: Songbird of the Vast Grasslands

Learn what a western meadowlark looks like and sounds like and where birders can find this large, colorful songbird.

How to Identify a Wood Thrush

Learn where to spot a wood thrush. These shy brown birds have a captivating song and hunt for insects on...


American Crow: Everything You Should Know

American crow, we love you so! Learn important facts about crows, including where they live, what they eat, and what...


Tale of Two Kinglets: Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Summer residents of boreal and more temperate montane forests, the ruby-crowned kinglet and golden-crowned kinglet share many similarities.


How to Identify a Western Bluebird

Learn the field marks that distinguish a male and female western bluebird. Beckon them to your yard with nest boxes...

Meet the Varied Thrush: Voice of the Northwest

Learn everything you need to know about the colorful varied thrush, a bird known for its dramatic beauty and haunting...


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 and Attract a Bushtit Bird

A bushtit is a tiny gray bird with a long tail. Find out where to look for flocks of tiny,...


How to Identify and Attract a Carolina Chickadee

Attract a Carolina chickadee with birdseed and nest boxes. Learn to tell the difference between a Carolina chickadee vs a...


White-Breasted Nuthatch: The Upside-Down Bird

The white-breasted nuthatch is adept at clambering up, down or around tree trunks. Learn what they look like and what...


Steller’s Jays: Clever Black and Blue Birds

Discover what makes the Steller's jay so special, including their social nature, clever tricks, and striking black and blue feathers.

How to Identify and Attract a Brown Creeper

A brown creeper is a camouflage expert—it moves up tree trunks hunting for insects. Learn how to identify these tough-to-spot...


How to Attract and Identify a Clark’s Nutcracker

Meet the Clark's nutcracker. Plus, learn how the birds' food-caching ways help forests, what they sound like and when they...


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...


The Flycatcher Birds: Midair Masters

Meet the birds named for their ability to catch insects on the fly. Keep your eyes peeled for the fabulous...


Meet the Gorgeous Green Jay, a Tropical Wonder

Learn where you can see a green jay, plus what the birds look like, what they eat, and more about...

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,...


Meet the Thrush Bird Family: 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 Red-Eyed Vireo

See red-eyed vireo pictures, and find out how to identify their songs and nests. Plus learn about their range and...


Meet the Adorable Titmouse Bird Tribe

Learn about the super cute titmouse bird family. Discover the five titmouse species that birders can see across the United...


Get to Know the Super Smart Corvid Bird Family

Birds in the corvid family are bold, beautiful and brainy. From jays to ravens, find out where these birds live—and...


Black-billed Magpie: A Perfect Combo of Brains and Beauty

Often viewed as an entertaining clown or mischievous rascal, the black-billed magpie never lacks in personality — and ingenuity.


Meet the Fish Crow: The American Crow’s Coastal Cousin

Learn what fish crows eat, where they live and how to tell the difference between a fish crow and an...


Is the Florida Scrub-Jay Endangered?

You may already know that the Florida scrub-jay is found only in Florida. But are these bright blue corvids at...


Baby Crows Are Much Cuter Than You Think

A baby crow is surprisingly adorable! Learn about these midnight-colored baby birds, including how long they stay in the nest...

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Look for a California Scrub-Jay on the West Coast

The raucous call of the bright blue California scrub-jay reflects its mischievous behavior. This western species loves to eat peanuts.


Canada Jays Are Curious, Cold-Hardy Birds

Get to know the Canada jay. Find out what these curious corvids look like, what the birds eat and where...


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 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...


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.