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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Backyard Citizen Science for Nature Lovers

Count birds, report caterpillars, plan a habitat... there's something for every nature lover to enjoy with these backyard citizen science...


Get Started with Birdhouses

Create safe and cozy spaces for birds to raise their families.


Baking the Bird Cookies of North America

Would you try baking detailed and accurate bird cookies of every species in the field guide? Sarah MacLean is taking...


The Winner of the 2017 Backyard Photo Contest!

We announce the winner of the 2017 Backyard Photo Contest!


Bird Mimics and Mimicry: Three Birds to Know

Tune in to the copycat songs of mockingbirds, catbirds and thrashers.


Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Plant Combo

Mix annuals from White Flower Farm for a plant container hummingbirds can't resist.


5 Hummingbird Videos You Can’t Miss

From nest building to snoring (yes, snoring!), the behavior captured in these hummingbird videos will captivate your bird-loving heart.


Don’t Miss the Latest Snowy Owl Irruption

2018 was another great year for snowy owl sightings. Learn what causes these irruptions and how to take advantage of...

Puffin to Porg: How Nature Inspired Star Wars

The porgs seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi weren't originally in the script. But the puffin population on Skellig...


5 Birding Apps to Give Your Skills a Boost

You never leave home without your phone, so install these birding apps and you'll have guides, checklists, and more at...


Bird Irruption: A Sudden Surge of Birds

Keep a close eye on your feeders this winter. Hungry, nomadic birds from the far north may make an unexpected...


Ask the Experts: Do Birds Get Dependent on Feeders?

Do backyard birds become overly dependent on bird feeders for food? Find out the answer from our birding experts.


Ask the Bird Experts: How Do I Stop Sugar-Water From Freezing in Winter?

Our bird experts share how to keep sugar-water from freezing, identify a mystery bird, and more!


Seasonal Changes in Bird Behaviors

This past week was an exciting one here in Tampa. After months of oppressive heat and humidity, the first cold


6 Fun Facts About Owls in Pop Culture

Whether it's in video games, TV, or books, these beloved birds are everywhere.


Ask the Bird Experts: Is It Titmouses or Titmice?

Our bird experts explain titmouses/titmice, using bacon grease in suet, and more!

Western Birds and Their Eastern Counterparts

Many western birds look somewhat familiar to eastern eyes. Take a look at some common western birds and their eastern...


How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Balcony

Tempt birds to your balcony or patio with flashy flowers and a trio of tricks.


These Wildlife Rehab Centers are Doing Amazing Work for Birds and Other Wild Animals

Meet the heroes who gladly answer the call to care for wildlife.


This Birder Found a Hummingbird Nest and What She Did Next Will Warm Your Heart

A pair of hummingbirds chose her backyard cactus to raise their young, but not everything went to plan.


How to Get Kids Excited About Birding

Give your favorite kids an adventure in their own backyard.

How to Attract Birds to a Small Backyard

Turn your small-space backyard into a haven for feathered friends.


What to Look for When Identifying a Bird

One big challenge when people start birding is to know what they really need to look for when they identifying...


Feed Grape Jelly to Orioles and Tanagers

Go beyond birdseed and mix up your backyard menu with grape jelly. Fruit-eating birds like orioles, catbirds and tanagers love...


How Bird Feet Work

Walk this way and learn why feet are as important as feathers.


Attract Northern Mockingbirds to Your Backyard

Keep your eyes and ears open for this talkative songbird.


7 Interesting Facts About How Birds Nest

There's a lot more to bird nests than meets the eye.