Count birds, report caterpillars, plan a habitat… there’s something for every nature lover to enjoy with these backyard citizen science projects.
Thinking of taking up birding as a hobby? These birding basics and tips on birding for beginners will get you started.
Create safe and cozy spaces for birds to raise their families.
The bird experts answer your questions about attracting bluebirds, disappearing goldfinches, and more!
New to birding? Learn to recognize 15 common backyard birds, and discover ways to attract them to your yard.
The bird experts answer your questions about pileated woodpeckers, storing birdseed, identify mystery birds, and more!
Would you try baking detailed and accurate bird cookies of every species in the field guide? Sarah MacLean is taking on the challenge.
Tune in to the copycat songs of mockingbirds, catbirds and thrashers.
Our bird experts answer your questions about where birds sleep, spotting uncommon birds in winter, and more!
You’ll have your own “big year” when you make these birding resolutions your goal!
Turn your smartphone into your best and most-used birding resource with these handy apps. Our…
We’ve rounded up our favorite reads to share with you! Check out our best-loved books about birds over the last year.
Hungry, nomadic birds from the far north may make an unexpected stop this winter.
Our bird experts answer your questions about bird feeders, attracting robins in winter, and more!
Our bird experts explain what kind of peanut butter to feed birds, how to create winter thickets, and more!
Our bird experts answer your questions about cardinals, cedar waxwings and birdbaths.
Our bird experts share explain what bluebirds eat in winter, identify a mystery bird, and more!
Our bird experts share how to keep sugar-water from freezing, identify a mystery bird, and more!
Our bird experts address how to attract birds back to your feeders, if birds dislike wheat, and more!
Meet the woodpecker with a puzzling moniker and a big appetite for suet.
Now you see them, now you don’t! Discover why birds change color in the fall and how to identify them.
Be a bird sleuth and discover who’s flying through the neighborhood.
Get the answers to everything you’ve ever wondered about your backyard hummingbird feeders.
Whether you think they’re brilliant, bullies or both, there’s plenty to discover about these clever corvids.
Meet the heroes who gladly answer the call to care for wildlife.
A tip of the hat to the hardest-working feathered fathers out there!
Walk this way and learn why feet are as important as feathers.
Expert answers to the most common questions about these tricky-to-attract birds.
Keep your feathered friends healthy with clean feeders, fresh birdseed and a natural yard.
That noise under your shrubs is a shy towhee in search of its next meal.
The answers behind the mysterious white-feathered bird in your backyard are revealed.
A bird’s beak is the most important resource it has, and every species has one…
Solve bird ID mysteries with the help of Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s app.
Discover why some birds travel with other species during the winter months and get the birding basics to spotting mixed flock behavior for yourself.
When it comes to courtship, birds pull out all the stops, using elaborate displays to attract a potential mate and outdo the competition. Each species tackles this very important task differently. Here are some courtly behaviors to look for this spring.
Free up your backyard feeders for your favorite songbirds by learning how to discourage bully birds.
When we were kids we all learned that birds fly south for winter. Even though…
Don’t stop bird-watching when the sun goes down. For some species, things are just getting started.
Use these techniques when a puzzling bird flies past.
Make this the year you attract hummingbirds (or increase their
traffic) in your yard.
Learn what you should be listening for this summer.
Learn the birding basics to why understanding specific habitats can help you identify the birds that live there.
These birding hotspots fly high when it comes to preserving and protecting urban habitat.
Don’t try birding while driving—but you can always experience one of these popular birding sites from the comfort of the passenger seat.
You don’t have to be a hard-core adventurer to appreciate the great outdoors. We’ll show you how to enjoy nature with these helpful tips.
Before you hit the road to go bird-watching, make sure you’ve got a great pair of bins. Our editors help narrow down the search with ten of our favorites.
Add a splash of red to your backyard with a few simple birding basics to attract these flashy fliers.
Rare birds get a lot of attention these days, but common birds are important too! Discover North America’s most abundant birds and learn the birding basics of these winged survivalists.
From blizzards to heat waves we’ll show you how to attract birds, bats and butterflies by turning your backyard into a sheltered haven.
From hummingbirds to geese, discover some of the ways bird migration patterns are shifting for certain birds.
Many camouflaged birds blend in with the background for their own survival—but you can spot them with the birding basics of how and where to look.