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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The Only Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe You Need

Wondering how to make hummingbird nectar to fill your feeders? Get the simple DIY recipe for homemade hummingbird nectar.

How to Make a DIY Bluebird House

Want to attract bluebirds to nest in your yard? Make a bluebird box! These DIY bluebird house plans meet the...


22 Pictures of Super Cute Baby Birds You Need to See

So fluffy! Backyard birders and nature lovers share their heartwarming encounters and pictures of small, cute baby birds.


8 Surprising Facts About Tanagers

Take a peek into the vibrant world of North American tanagers. Learn about tanagers' nests, plumage and their favorite foods.


How to Identify Black-Chinned Hummingbirds

Black-chinned hummingbirds wag their tails as they feed across the western United States. Learn what the males and females look...

Look for Violet-Crowned Hummingbirds in the Southwest

Look for violet-crowned hummingbirds in Arizona and New Mexico. Learn what these birds look like and discover facts about their...


15 Types of Hummingbirds Found in the United States

If you're wondering what hummingbird species are in your backyard, check out the 15 types of hummingbirds that breed in...


How to Create an Ideal Hummingbird Habitat

Hummingbirds need more than just a sugar-water feeder to thrive in your yard. Follow these tips to design a perfect...


Sugar Water for Hummingbirds 101

Learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds. Get the hummingbird sugar water recipe and ratio to attract more of...


How to Attract Birds to Your Yard: Food, Water and Shelter

Follow these simple tips to make your yard a dream destination for birds. Learn how to attract birds by fulfilling...


9 Pictures That Will Change the Way You Look at Black Birds

From grackles and crows to ravens, these black bird pictures will make you appreciate the beauty and variety of black...


How to Identify Anna’s Hummingbirds

The Anna's hummingbird is more cold-hardy than most hummingbirds. It can be found all year along the Pacific Coast, as...


Get to Know Tough and Tiny Rufous Hummingbirds

Orangey-red rufous hummingbirds are feisty and fierce. Learn to identify males and females, listen to their call and see their...

14 Questions About Hummingbird Feeders Answered by Experts

Get the answers to everything you've wondered about your hummingbird feeders, like what to put in a hummingbird feeder and...


7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Wasps Away From Hummingbird Feeders

Bugs be gone! Discover seven smart and easy ways to keep bees and wasps away from your hummingbird feeders, without...


How Do Hummingbirds Use Their Tongues and Beaks?

Scientists tried for years to understand how hummingbird tongues work. Discover the fascinating ways these tiny fliers use their tongues...


Meet the World’s Largest and Smallest Hummingbirds

You may think all hummingbirds are the same size, but the giant hummingbird and bee hummingbird stand out as the...


How to Identify Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds

Look for ruby-throated hummingbirds in the eastern states during summer. See what males and females look like and learn about...


10 Types of Bird Feeders You Need in Your Backyard

You can never have enough bird feeders. Learn about the different types of bird feeders available, and make plans to...


The Best Botanical Gardens for Bird-Watching

Love to look at birds and plants? Grab your binoculars and head to these bird-friendly botanical gardens around the country.


Why Do Birds Sing in Spring?

Bird songs are plentiful during the spring, but have you ever wondered why do birds sing? Find out the reasons...

Water, Bugs and Spiderwebs: More Ways to Attract Hummingbirds

Want more hummingbirds in your yard? Hummingbirds need bugs to eat, water and places to perch. Plus discover why you...


Your Essential Guide to Hummingbird Food

Quick! Fill your feeders with hummingbird food for the best chance to attract these amazing birds. Learn how to make...


When Will Baltimore Orioles Arrive in Spring?

Learn when to start looking for Baltimore orioles during spring migration and how to keep track of when they'll be...


Prairie Birds: The Stunning Species of the Grasslands

Discover why prairie birds are the hidden gems of the grasslands, as well as some of the best birding locations...


What Can Birds Eat From the Kitchen?

Wondering what birds can eat? Attract birds with occasional treats that you have stocked in the kitchen. Offer peanut butter,...


Discover the Desert Birds of the Southwest

You'll be amazed by the ways these desert birds survive and thrive in dry country. Learn about the unique bird...