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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Bird Flu: Should You Take Down Your Feeders?

Will avian influenza affect backyard birds? Find out if you need to take down feeders, plus learn bird flu symptoms you should look for.

21 Funny Animal Pictures to Make You Smile

Need a laugh today? Check out these funny animal pictures that portray the silly antics and hijinks of pets, backyard...


Calliope Hummingbird: Smallest Bird in the U.S.

Learn how to identify a Calliope hummingbird, where to find these tiny birds, what the males and females look like...


What Makes Hummingbird Feathers So Shimmery?

A hummingbird feather is so colorful and iridescent. These birds sparkle in the sunlight. Find out what makes their feathers...


22 Jaw-Dropping Hummingbird Facts

Discover fun and surprising hummingbird facts, like what is on the hummingbird diet, if they sing, how far they migrate...

Will a Robin Use a Bird House?

This cheery spring bird with a taste for worms is a welcome backyard guest. But will a robin nest in...


Are Hummingbirds Territorial at Feeders and Flowers?

If you've seen hummingbirds fighting and chasing each other, you might wonder if hummingbirds are territorial. Learn how to feed...


How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard

Where do owls live? Welcome these nighttime fliers to your yard. Experts reveal how to attract owls and provide shelter...


If You See a Robin Bird, Here’s What It Means

What is the significance of seeing a robin in your yard? We discuss the robin bird meaning and how robins...


12 Extraordinary Bird Egg Facts

Learn interesting egg facts, including what bird lays pink eggs, what bird lays eggs in another bird's nest and why...


What Do Warblers Eat and How to Attract Them

Find out what do warblers eat? See how to lure orange crowned warblers, yellow throated warblers, Townsend’s warblers and...


All About Robin Nests and Robin Eggs

Learn where to look for a robin nest, what robin eggs and baby robins look like, how long it takes...


7 Types of Birds That Look Like Robins

From the eastern towhee to the red-breasted nuthatch, we identify birds that look like robins to point out the differences...

How to Identify an American Robin

Many consider the American robin's bright red breast a sign of spring. Learn what a robin looks like and where...


What Do Robins Eat? How to Attract Robins

Meet the orange-breasted early bird that greets spring with a song. Learn how to identify and attract robins with their...


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Do Robins Migrate and Fly South in Winter?

Do robins migrate south and come back in spring? Find out where robins go in winter and why you're not...


15 Cheerful Robin Bird Pictures to Welcome Spring

A good robin bird picture puts birders in the spirit of the spring season! Enjoy photos of robins in trees,...


Why Is a Bird Pecking at My Window and Car Mirror?

Birding experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman explain why a bird is pecking at a window or a car mirror and...


11 Frequently Asked Questions About Feeding Hummingbirds

Get answers to common questions about feeding hummingbirds and hummingbird behavior from a birding expert.


How to Identify and Attract a Gray Catbird

Listen for the "mewing" call of a gray catbird in summer. These birds love to eat fruit, prefer dense thickets,...


Faithful or a Fling: Do Hummingbirds Mate for Life?

Find out what experts say about the question: Do hummingbirds mate for life? Also learn how male hummingbirds flirt to...

22 Best Bird Baths and Fountains for Attracting Birds

We found the best bird bath options and fountains, including concrete, ceramic, resin, stone, mosaic, metal, solar and plastic choices....


Top 10 Annuals That Attract Hummingbirds

These easy-to-grow annuals that attract hummingbirds are filled with the sweet nectar that pretty pollinators can’t resist.


Bird-watching 101: How to Identify Birds

Knowing a few simple tricks can make it much easier for you to identify birds. Get helpful birding ID tips...


Rainbow Flyers: Brilliant Hummingbird Colors

Hummingbirds come in every color of the rainbow! These reader-submitted images perfectly show vibrant hummingbird colors.


Splish Splash: Add a Bird Bath for Hummingbirds to Your Yard

A bird bath for hummingbirds will catch their attention with moving water. Add a hummingbird bird bath to attract more...


How to Attract Birds to a Bird Bath

Some flyers skip feeders but you can still attract these birds to a bird bath. Lure more birds to your...