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.

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 the West’s most sought-after birds.

How to Identify and Attract a Carolina Chickadee

Attract Carolina chickadees with their favorite foods and nest boxes. Learn to tell the difference between a Carolina chickadee...


Meet Golden Crowned and Ruby Crowned Kinglets

Look in the treetops for ruby crowned kinglets and golden crowned kinglets during migration. Learn how to identify these tiny...


Head South to See a Brown Headed Nuthatch

Learn how to identify a brown headed nuthatch. See photos of what these birds look like, find out what they...


Watch Your Fall Feeders for a Red Breasted Nuthatch

Invite the nimble red breasted nuthatch to your feeders with sunflower seeds and suet. These active birds are entertaining to...

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.


All About the Nuthatch Family: Bird Acrobats

Learn where to spot the four nuthatch species in North America and how to attract them. Several nuthatches are friendly...

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...


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...


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...

21 Simply Stunning Bird Photos of Cardinals

Cardinal birds are among the most popular and beloved in America, and these gorgeous photos make it easy to see...


Meet the Steller’s Jay: Clever Black and Blue Birds

Get to know these smart and social western birds, including what they eat, what they look like, and how to...


Look for California Scrub-Jays on the West Coast

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


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...


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...

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...


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...


Waxwing ID Tips: Bohemian Waxwings vs Cedar Waxwings

Know what to look for the next time an elegant waxwing feasts on your berry tree. Learn the difference between...


20 Incredibly Cute Chickadee Pictures

Chickadees are friendly and adorable birds. Check out super cute chickadee pictures captured by backyard birders across America.


The Chickadee Bunch: All About Chickadees

Chickadees are social birds that flock to feeders. To attract and identify chickadees, learn about their songs, favorite foods and...


Meet Crossbills: The Ultimate Nomads of the Bird World

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


How to Identify Mountain Chickadees

Learn what mountain chickadees eat, what they look like, where to spot them and more. Plus learn how to tell...

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Bird Mimics and Mimicry: Three Birds to Know

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


Attract Northern Mockingbirds to Your Backyard

Keep your eyes and ears open for this talkative songbird.


When Will My House Wrens Return?

Although not as flashy as an oriole or hummingbird, many people are excited to see House Wrens back in their...


Which Bluebird am I Seeing?

Depending upon where you are in the US, there are three different bluebird species that you might be seeing. Find...


Top Songbirds in America

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


Birding Basics: A Chickadee Identification Challenge

Carolina Chickadee vs Black-capped Chickadee