Why Do Some Birds Migrate While Others Don’t?
During the spring and fall migration seasons, you may wonder why do some birds migrate while other birds like cardinals...
Do Northern Cardinals Mate for Life?
We asked our birding experts: Do northern cardinals mate for life? Find out how long cardinals live and stay with...
Interesting Cardinal Bird Facts You Should Know
Cardinals are one of the most popular backyard birds. Learn interesting cardinal bird facts, including why male cardinals are red,...
Choose the Best Birdhouses to Attract More Birds
Nesting birds are rewarding to watch. Get expert tips for on how to attract birds to a birdhouse and learn...
Hummingbird Food: Sugar Water for Hummingbirds 101
Learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds. Get the hummingbird sugar water recipe and ratio to make your own...
Fascinating Bird Behavior: Caching Food
Birds carry seeds off from feeders. But where do they go, and how do they find the food again? Learn...
Plan a Big Day of Birding to See More Species
Don’t have time for a Big Year of birding? Try a Big Day instead!
A Dose of Nature: Why Birding Will Boost Your Mental Health
Bird watching is more than an enjoyable hobby—find out how it’s also good for your physical and mental health.
Ask the Experts: Do Birds Eat Wheat?
Should you feed wheat to birds? Experts answer reader questions about feeding wheat to birds and attracting birds with seed.
7 Extinct Birds That Should Never Be Forgotten
Learn about extinct bird species of North America, including passenger pigeons, seaside sparrows, the ivory-billed woodpecker and great auks.
Updated Winter Finch Forecast for 2021-22
A biologist reveals his winter finch forecast using wild food crop data. Find out what birds you can expect to...
Wild Bird Diseases Update: Feeding Restrictions Are Lifted
Seeing sick birds at your feeder can be a concern. Learn about common wild bird diseases, and get an update...
Ask the Experts: Do Bluebirds Migrate in Winter?
What foods do bluebirds eat in cold weather during winter? Do all bluebirds migrate? Our bird experts answer your questions.
ID Challenge: Cooper’s Hawk vs Sharp Shinned Hawk
A common backyard birding challenge is learning how to ID a Cooper's hawk vs a sharp-shinned hawk. Look closely at...
Nuthatch vs Chickadee: How to Tell the Difference
It's easier than you think to tell the difference between a nuthatch vs a chickadee. Find out what to look...
The Top 12 Cutest Birds in America
The votes are in—see if your favorite bird made our list of the cutest birds in America. Then get the...
6 Fascinating Facts About State Birds
Discover interesting facts about noteworthy state birds. Learn about the fascinating stories behind these regional feathered symbols.
Are Pileated Woodpeckers Common at Feeders?
The birding experts respond to a backyard birder's question about how to attract the large pileated woodpecker to a feeder.
How Do Woodpeckers Use Their Tongues?
Learn all about a woodpecker tongue and the unique features it has to capture insects. Also find out how a...
Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Birding in the Field
Let's get back to birding basics. Here's with some helpful tips and etiquette for enjoying bird-watching with others.
Fascinating Facts About Hummingbird Banding
You hear about banding of songbirds and raptors, but rarely about hummingbird banding. Turns out that it's an extremely specialized...
Funny Things Kids Say About Nature
Birds & Blooms readers share hilarious quotes from their kids and grandkids about birds, butterflies and nature.