Birding

From helpful bird species profiles to expert tips on attracting birds to your yard – we have all the information you need to start birding.

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American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch is one of the last songbirds to breed each summer. By the time they have young in...


Hummingbird Mister DIY Bird Bath

Create a hummingbird mister to give these little jewels a place to bathe and play!


Glass Jar Homemade Hummingbird Feeder

Attracting hummingbirds is easy and fun with this homemade hummingbird feeder made with a baby food jar.


Glass Bottle Homemade Hummingbird Feeder

Save money while attracting hummingbirds by creating this homemade hummingbird feeder from a glass bottle and some copper wire.


How to Make Easy DIY Oriole Feeders

The secret to attracting orioles? Oranges! These two kinds of DIY oriole feeders are easy to make, and orioles will...


Eastern Bluebird

You won’t attract the Eastern Bluebird to your yard with seed, but there is another secret ingredient that will surely...


Trees that Attract Birds

Plant these native trees to attract more birds to your backyard.


Plants that Attract Birds in All Seasons

Attract birds to your backyard with these seasonal plant picks.

Growing Lettuce to Attract Birds

Grow lettuce in your garden to attract birds like goldfinches and other backyard birds.


Growing Ornamental Grass

Native grasses attract birds year-round to backyards.


Build a One-Board DIY Birdhouse

A DIY birdhouse doesn’t get any easier than this! Learn how to build a nest box from single pine board.


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.