Birding Basics

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

Bird Species Profile: Little Blue Heron

Check out my top 5 interesting facts about Little Blue Herons!


Owls: North American Birds of Prey

Learn how different regions offer diverse habitats for these fascinating North American birds of prey.


Low Tide Beach Birding Tips

Headed to the beach to check out the shore birds? Get birding tips to make the most of your time...


Identifying Birds by Their Song

Did you know that simply hearing a bird counts as an ID? For visually impaired people who are beginning birding,...


All About Swallows’ Nests and Nesting Habits

Swallows spend much of their time flying. Learn the birding basics of where to find swallows nests and all about...


Backyard Birding in Small Spaces

With a little planning and some bird feeding basics from our experts you can attract birds to backyard—no matter where...


Birding Guidelines: Birdhouse Hole Size Chart

Just as habitat matters, so does the birdhouse. Follow the guidelines on this birdhouse hole size chart to make sure...


Helping Birds in Winter

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

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.


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.


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.


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”...


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.


A Shiny Solution to Deter Birds From Fruit Trees

A Shiny Solution to Deter Birds From Fruit Trees


Birds and Blooms Logo

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


Use a Hawk Picture to Scare Birds Away from Windows

One way to prevent birds from hitting glass is to place a picture or silhouette on the window. Try this...


A Rare Sighting of an Arizona Cardinal Bird

Despite being featured as a popular sports team mascot, cardinals are rarely spotted throughout Arizona. See photos of an Arizona...