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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Ask the Experts: Do Birds Eat Wheat?

Should you feed wheat to birds? Experts answer reader questions about feeding wheat to birds and attracting birds with seed.


7 Extinct Birds That Should Never Be Forgotten

Learn about extinct bird species of North America, including passenger pigeons, seaside sparrows, the ivory-billed woodpecker and great auks.


31 Photos of Autumn Birds You Need to See

Get excited about fall with these gorgeous photos of autumn birds. See some of the amazing birds you might spot...


Watch for the American Tree Sparrow in Winter

After breeding in the northern reaches of North America, the American tree sparrow arrives in much of the lower 48...


The 9 Best Fall Bird Feeding Tips

Follow these simple tips to provide food sources for the hungry migrating fall birds that visit your backyard as the...


8 Common Questions About Suet for Birds

Seeds, fruits, fats, nuts and more create a calorie-dense treat for birds. Here’s how to serve suet for birds. Learn...


Ask the Experts: Do Bluebirds Migrate in Winter?

What foods do bluebirds eat in cold weather during winter? Do all bluebirds migrate? Our bird experts answer your questions.


Head South to See a Brown Headed Nuthatch

Learn how to identify a brown headed nuthatch. See photos of what these birds look like, find out what they...

Nuthatch vs Chickadee: How to Tell the Difference

It's easier than you think to tell the difference between a nuthatch vs a chickadee. Find out what to look...


Watch Your Fall Feeders for a Red Breasted Nuthatch

Invite the nimble red breasted nuthatch to your feeders with sunflower seeds and suet. These active birds are entertaining to...


What Do Cedar Waxwings Eat and How to Attract Them

If you want to know to attract cedar waxwings to your yard, you need to know, what do cedar waxwings...


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The Top 12 Cutest Birds in America

The votes are in—see if your favorite bird made our list of the cutest birds in America. Then get the...


6 Fascinating Facts About State Birds

Discover interesting facts about noteworthy state birds. Learn about the fascinating stories behind these regional feathered symbols.


The 4 Foods Nuthatches Love to Eat

What do nuthatches eat? Attract acrobatic nuthatches to your yard by offering a buffet of their favorite foods and seeds...


How to Identify a Hairy Woodpecker

The hairy woodpecker is a black and white woodpecker with a strong call. Attract these birds with suet feeders and...


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Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Birding in the Field

Let's get back to birding basics. Here's with some helpful tips and etiquette for enjoying bird-watching with others.


The Best Suet Feeders for Winter Birds

Winter will be upon us soon and your feathered friends need suet for energy. Check out the best suet feeder...

Downy Woodpecker: Meet the Downies

A downy woodpecker is a small black and white bird that visits suet feeders. Listen to their call and see...


How to Identify a White-Throated Sparrow

Learn all about the white throated sparrow. Our birding experts reveal what these sparrows look like, sound like and what...


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Winter Is Coming: Your Birds Need a Heated Bird Bath

One of the best ways to help winter birds is to provide fresh water. Get expert winter bird bath tips,...


Facts About Hummingbird Tracking and Banding

You hear about banding of songbirds and raptors, but rarely about hummingbird tracking and banding. It's an extremely specialized activity.


Grow Native Ornamental Grasses for Birds and Butterflies

Native ornamental grasses attract seed eating and nesting birds to backyards. Some grasses also serve as host plants for butterflies.


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Brainy Birds: America’s Smartest Bird Species

Our smartest bird species roundup proves that the phrase “bird brain” is a compliment! Learn about intelligent birds and their...

Fall ID Tips: Blackpoll Warbler vs Bay Breasted Warbler

Fall warblers can be very confusing. Learn how to tell the difference between the blackpoll warbler and bay breasted warbler.


What Types of Birds Mate for Life?

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


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Bullies or Beauties? All About Grackle Birds

Grackles are large blackbirds that have a reputation as bullies at feeders. There are three types of grackle birds to...


5 Types of Blackbirds You Should Know

Not all birds in the blackbird family are the same. Learn about five types of blackbirds you might see across...


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European Starling: Everything You Should Know

European starlings are often scorned by bird-watchers for their aggressive behavior. But there's more to these colorful birds than you...


Raven vs Crow: How to Tell the Difference

It's easier than you think to tell the difference between a raven vs a crow. Follow these tips for differentiating...