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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Great Egrets: Nests, Courtship and Baby Egrets

With spectacular breeding plumage, delicate mating displays, and adorable babies, great egrets are fun to watch during bird nesting season.


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How to Attract Orioles to Your Backyard

Get expert tips on attracting orioles. Find out how to bring more oriole birds, including Baltimore oriole birds, to your...


Meet the Jays: 8 Types of Jays You Should Know

Whether you think they're brilliant or bullies, there's plenty to discover about these clever corvids. Learn about blue jays and...


Summer Tanagers May be Hiding in Plain Sight

Seeing—or hearing—a colorful summer tanager is a red-letter day. Summer tanagers may be bright red—but that doesn’t always make them...


9 Birds That Look Like Cardinals

Cardinals are also known as redbirds, but not every red bird is a cardinal. Check out some other birds that...


18 Beautiful Blue Jay Photos You Need to See

Blue jays add beauty to the backyard. Marvel at these gorgeous blue jay photos in all seasons, from warm summer...


7 Amazing Nature Photos You Won’t Want to Miss

Unexpected moments happen all the time in the backyard—these photographers were just lucky enough to capture these amazing nature photos.


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How to Attract Hummingbirds: 10 Expert Tips

Attracting hummingbirds is easy when you start thinking like a hummingbird! Birding experts explain how to attract hummingbirds and keep...

14 Proven Hummingbird Photography Tips

Look, listen and learn! Here's how to shoot amazing hummingbird photography that captures these birds' dazzling colors and behavior.


Bluebird vs Blue Jay: How to Tell the Difference

With similar names and similar colors, these two bird species are often confused. Here's how to tell the difference between...


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If You See a Cardinal, Here’s What It Means

Cardinals are beloved birds for their beauty and bold colors. But do you know the symbolism and meaning of cardinals...


15 Adorable Photos of Bird Mothers With Babies

Bird moms work hard to raise their babies. Check out our collection of sweet photos of bird mothers with their...


How to Identify and Attract Blue Jays

Blue jays are smart, bold and beautiful birds. Learn how to attract blue jays, what males, females and babies look...


Late Nesting Birds: When Do Birds Lay Eggs?

Nesting season is not done yet! Learn the bird nesting basics of these late nesters and find out how to...


Squirrel-Buster Plus Bird Feeder: Does It Work?

One of our editors tried Brome's Squirrel Buster Plus bird feeder in her backyard. Find out what happened and if...


50 Stunning Summer Bird Photos

Summer is the perfect season to photograph colorful birds. Enjoy gorgeous photos of summer birds, including hummingbirds, shorebirds, songbirds and...


How to Identify a Varied Bunting

Look for varied buntings along the southwest border in Texas and Arizona, or in Mexico. See photos of the males...

20 Inspiring Pictures of Indigo Buntings

Bird lovers share their best pictures of indigo buntings. Sightings of these beautiful bright blue birds thrill and delight bird-watchers.


Lazuli Buntings: Vibrant Jewels of the West

Get to know lazuli buntings and where to find them. See the males' dazzling and colorful plumage, learn what females...


Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles: The Types of Eagles in North America

Experts explain similarities and differences between bald eagles and golden eagles, including what these types of eagles eat and how...


Do Scarlet Tanagers Eat Oranges?

Want to attract gorgeous scarlet tanagers to your backyard? Try offering orange halves and you might get a surprising special...


The Best Cardinal Bird Feeders and Birdseed

Cardinals are beloved backyard birds. To attract more redbirds, fill these cardinal bird feeders with their favorite types of birdseed.


How to Identify Snow Buntings

In winter, look for snow buntings on shorelines, open fields and weedy roadsides. In spring, these birds head north to...

Try Digiscoping to Take Better Bird Photos

Use a smartphone and spotting scope to try digiscoping, a popular trend in bird photography. Here's what you need to...


Attract Indigo Buntings With Their Favorite Foods

With a little landscape planning and their favorite types of seed at your bird feeder, you can attract indigo buntings...


Where to Find Flame-Colored and Hepatic Tanagers

In the summer, birders can spot vibrant hepatic tanagers and flame-colored tanagers in the southwestern states—if you know where to...


Birding in the City: How to Be an Urban Birder

You don't have to leave the city to see amazing birds. Follow simple tips from David Lindo, the Urban Birder,...


Use an Ant Moat for Your Hummingbird Feeders

Do ants keep crawling into your sugar water and other bird food? Learn how to use an ant moat for...


How Fast Do Hummingbirds Fly and Flap Their Wings?

Learn more about the breathtaking rapid wing speed of hummingbirds. An expert reveals how fast hummingbirds fly and flap their...