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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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...


Will a Praying Mantis Eat a Hummingbird?

Watch your feeders and flowers for a surprising hummingbird predator. Find out how to protect your hummingbirds from a praying...


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.


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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.


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...

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How to Attract Birds: Offer 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...


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...


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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...


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...

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...


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,...