Birding Basics

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

How to Create Winter Shelter for Birds

Birding experts and readers offer their best tips to create shelter and protect birds from the snow, wind and cold...

How to Buy Binoculars: Our Birding Binoculars Guide

Our editors and experts reveal how to buy binoculars. Discover our picks for the best birding binoculars and find out...

Can Birds Eat Peanut Butter?

Our bird experts explain if peanut butter is safe for birds and what kind of peanut butter to offer at...

Our Top 10 Favorite Sports Team Bird Mascots

Cheer for these professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey teams with bird mascots!

How Do Birds Get Their Names? (And Our Favorite Bird Nicknames)

What's in a name? Meet the committee in charge of naming and organizing birds.

How Do Birds Fly? Answers to Common Questions About Birds

Learn fascinating facts about bird senses and bird behavior from a birding expert, and discover the truth about how and...

7 Ways to Be a Better Birder

Here's what every nature lover should know before going birdwatching.

Ask the Experts: Hummingbird Behavior Explained

Experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman answer the most commonly asked questions about hummingbird behavior and attracting hummingbirds.

Is This White Bird an Albino Crow?

This white-feathered crow stands out from the other birds in its flock. Learn how to tell if it's a rare...

Quiz: How Many Shorebirds Can You Identify?

How many shorebirds can you name? Put your bird identification skills to the test with this shorebird quiz.

What Happens to Birds in a Hurricane?

Find out how powerful hurricanes impact songbirds, seabirds and more, and learn how you can help in the aftermath.

Meet the Best Bird Dads and Learn How They Help Out Around The Nest

Celebrate the hardest-working feathered fathers out there! These great bird dads don't fly away when the chicks hatch.

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Laugh and Learn With the Nature Art of Rosemary Mosco

Who says learning can't be fun? Rosemary Mosco's delightful nature art will capture your heart in "Birding Is My Favorite...

Get Started with Birdhouses

Create safe and cozy spaces for birds to raise their families.

Baking the Bird Cookies of North America

Would you try baking detailed and accurate bird cookies of every species in the field guide? Sarah MacLean is taking...

Bird Mimics and Mimicry: Three Birds to Know

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

5 Birding Apps to Give Your Skills a Boost

You never leave home without your phone, so install these birding apps and you'll have guides, checklists, and more at...

Bird Irruption: A Sudden Surge of Birds

Keep a close eye on your feeders this winter. Hungry, nomadic birds from the far north may make an unexpected...

Seasonal Changes in Bird Behaviors

This past week was an exciting one here in Tampa. After months of oppressive heat and humidity, the first cold

Western Birds and Their Eastern Counterparts

Many western birds look somewhat familiar to eastern eyes. Take a look at some common western birds and their eastern...

These Wildlife Rehab Centers are Doing Amazing Work for Birds and Other Wild Animals

Meet the heroes who gladly answer the call to care for wildlife.

What to Look for When Identifying a Bird

One big challenge when people start birding is to know what they really need to look for when they identifying...

How Bird Feet Work

Walk this way and learn why feet are as important as feathers.

Meet Merlin: the Must-Have Bird ID App

Solve bird ID mysteries with the help of Cornell Lab of Ornithology's app.

Birding Basics to Camouflaged Birds

Many camouflaged birds blend in with the background for their own survival—but you can spot them with the birding basics...

Bird Species Profile: Little Blue Heron

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

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,...