Birding Basics

Thinking of taking up birding as a hobby? These birding basics and tips on birding for beginners will get you started.

Helping Birds in Winter

Learn how birds in winter are battling and surviving in extreme conditions, and find out what you can do to...


Birding For Your Health

Discover how birdwatching can do wonders for your physical and mental well-being.


Bird Behavior: Caching Food

You see birds carrying seeds off from feeders to store them - but where do they go, and how do...


Cooperative Bird Behavior

Don’t underestimate the ability of birds to work as a team for survival, nest building and feeding.


All About Bird Songs

From regional dialects to mimicry, the world of bird songs is fascinating.


5 Tips for Helping Birds This Winter

Here are five tips for helping the birds survive the coming cold months.


Bird Bath Tips for Winter Birds

Winter birds need water too, but bird baths often freeze over. Get cost-saving tips for offering water to birds during...


Wild Bird Diseases

Seeing sick birds at your feeder can be a concern. Learn what diseases affect wild birds and how you can...

Ultimate Guide to Watching Birds in Every Season

Watching birds brings new excitement every day. Get our checklists for birding season by season.


True Colors: Decoding Bird Plumage

Brilliantly colored bird feathers serve many purposes. Learn how bird plumage protects and helps wild birds.


Spark Birds: Learning to Love Birdwatching

A single spotting of your personal “spark bird” can ignite a lifetime of birdwatching.


The Rewards of Weekend Birding

Too busy for birdwatching during the week? Try these tips to make the most of your weekend birding.


Plan a Big Day of Birding

Don’t have time for a Big Year of birding? Try a Big Day instead!


How to Introduce Kids to Birding and Nature

Get children to love birding, and those young birders become lifelong nature lovers.


How to Identify Birds

Knowing a few simple tricks can make it easier to identify birds. Get bird ID tips from an expert.


Attracting Birds for Less

Save money with these tips for feeding and attracting birds.

A Chic Chick’s Guide to Birding

Birding with a friend is twice as nice! Gather your girlfriends and check out our guide to the best “chick”...


Can Birds Smell or Taste?

Readers often wonder “can birds smell?” or “can birds taste?” Learn about bird senses from our expert.


Birding for Small Spaces

Attracting birds doesn’t take a lot of space. Try our tips for birding in small spaces like balconies or windowsills.


Follow Bird Flyways to See Migrating Birds

Want to find bird migration hotspots and see lots of migrating birds? Check out the four top North American bird...


Bird Mating: Who’s the Boss?

When it comes to bird mating for species like American Robins and House Wrens, it’s the female birds who run...

Bird Banding and Citizen Science

Bird banding helps scientists understand behavior like bird migration. Learn about the process and how to report a banded bird.


Attracting Bluebirds: Tips and FAQs

It’s easy to see why so many people are interested in attracting bluebirds to their yard. We’ve got seven easy...


Do Birds Mate for Life?

While there are monogamous birds out there, bird mating habits vary by species. Learn which birds mate for life, and...


Which Species are America’s Smartest Birds?

Our smartest birds prove that the phrase “bird brain” is really a compliment! Learn which species top the list.


A Shiny Solution to Deter Birds From Fruit Trees

A Shiny Solution to Deter Birds From Fruit Trees


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Working for the Weekend: Birdbath Tips

Don’t have a birdbath? You probably should. Birds use them for drinking water as well as bathing to stay clean