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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Drought Resistant Plants for Birds

Be water wise and attract more birds by planting drought-tolerant plants.


Grow Dogwood Trees to Attract Birds

Not only do dogwoods trees have good looks, they also attract wildlife. Add a beautiful tree to your yard for...


Budget-Friendly Plants That Attract Birds

These budget-friendly plants attract birds to your backyard.


Small Trees That Attract Birds for Food, Shelter and Nesting

Attract more birds with these small trees and shrubs that provide food and shelter in all seasons. These varieties are...


Why Feed Birds?

A birdwatcher explains why he loves feeding birds.


Feeding Friendly Birds

Learn why these are the friendliest birds in your backyard.


How to Make Birdseed Suet Cupcakes

Feed birds with this simple and fun homemade birdseed suet recipe. Learn how easy it is to make birdseed suet...


Best Birdseed to Feed Backyard Birds

Choose these seeds to attract and feed your favorite birds.

Seasonal Tips to Attract Birds

These simple seasonal tips will help you attract birds to your backyard.


Birds that Nest in Cavities

Discover which cavity-dwellers you can attract to your backyard.


Bird Nesting Marvels

Discover some of the most amazing bird nesting marvels in North America.


Hummingbird Photography Secrets

Plant hummingbird flowers to draw them in, and hummingbird photography opportunities will abound!


Hummingbird Banding in Michigan

Hummingbird banding allows this Michigan birder to provide hummingbird information to others.


Attracting Hummingbirds For Less

Save time and money when feeding and attracting hummingbirds with these simple tips and tricks.


Five Fascinating Facts About… Fall Hummingbird Migration

It’s that bittersweet time of year when northern folks say goodbye to the hummingbirds they’ve watched all summer. It’s time


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Jewell of a hummingbird

I think this Broad-billed Hummingbird is one of the most brilliantly colored birds that can be found in the United

A Shiny Solution to Deter Birds From Fruit Trees

A Shiny Solution to Deter Birds From Fruit Trees


Offer Safflower Seed at Bird Feeders to Deter Squirrels

Squirrels and bully birds may ignore safflower seed, but many beloved songbirds will still come to your feeders.


A Bird’s Nest Built On the Front Door

I am sure that you have heard or seen some strange places where birds have made their nests.  Well, a


Killdeer Nest in Middle of a Busy Backyard

Last week, my sister was in the backyard of her small farm when a killdeer started squawking at her.  This


Mealworms for Bluebird: when, how & do it safety

I noted in my last blog article that “mealworms are the best food to feed bluebirds” according to the Michigan

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Roland Jordahl

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Roland Jordahl


A Change of Name: Common Gallinule

Chances are good that if you’ve seen and identified this bird before, you know it as the Common Moorhen (Gallinula


Bird Photography Pro Interview: Saxon Holt

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Saxon Holt


Chimney Swifts: from babies to flight

This is a photo of a young Chimney Swift on it’s first flight after being released from my local wildlife


Bird Photography Pro Interview: Marie Read

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Marie Read


Bird Photography Pro Interview: Kathy Adams Clark

Bird Photography Pro Interview: Kathy Adams Clark