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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Meet the Majestic Magnolia Warbler

Look for brilliantly colored magnolia warblers in trees and shrubs during spring migration as these birds head toward their northern...


All About Black-Throated Blue (and Green!) Warblers

These birds have similar names, but they look and sound different. Learn to identify black-throated blue warblers and black-throated green...


Black-and-White Warblers: The Zebra Birds

The black and white warbler is one of the most striking birds to spot during spring migration. Look and listen...


Signs of Spring: 8 Great Spring Birding Moments

Spring can seem a long way off, until you spot a phoebe and see wrens gathering nest material. Learn more...


Look for Pine Warblers at Suet Feeders

While most warblers are insect eating birds, watch closely at your suet feeders and you may spot a surprising visitor—a...


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How to Keep Cats From Killing Birds

If you own a cat, keep it indoors to protect the birds. Learn how many birds cats kill each each...


6 Romantic and Fascinating Swan Facts

Learn swan facts, including what swans eat, why they're known as a symbol of love and how many swan species...


The 51 Best Spring Bird Pictures Ever

You won't want to miss these beautiful bird pictures! Each photo was submitted by a Birds & Blooms reader and...

Go Birdwatching in Different Bird Habitats

Understanding specific habitats can help you identify the birds that live there. Spot more species by exploring more types of...


What Does a Cedar Waxwing Call Sound Like?

Learn how to identify a cedar waxwing call and hear what the species sounds like. Then you can listen for...


All About Cedar Waxwing Baby Birds and Nests

See photos of cedar waxwing babies and learn about cedar waxwing nests, including what the baby birds eat and when...


75+ Solutions for Common Backyard Birdwatching Problems

We’ve got answers for all your backyard birdwatching problems, including cleaning feeders and bird baths, deterring backyard pests and helping...


Wake Up Early to Listen for a Robin Bird Song

Robins start singing even before sunrise. Learn what a robin bird song sounds like and when you should listen for...


Discover the Fastest Birds in North America

From outwitting predators to raising a family, speed can boost a bird’s chances of survival. Learn about the fastest birds,...


20 Beautiful Pictures of Bluebirds

Eastern bluebirds and mountain bluebirds are colorful songbirds that birders love to see. Enjoy these breathtaking pictures of bluebirds.


Meet the Backyard Birds With a Bad Reputation

Rethink your stance on the bad birds in your backyard by learning some birding basics about their behavior and personalities.


Why You Should Plant Eastern Red Cedar Trees in Your Yard

Looking for a new tree to add to your yard? Grow a majestic Eastern red cedar tree to provide food...

Identify Bird Eggs by Color and Size

What bird lays blue eggs? What do cardinal eggs look like? Look at photos to help you identify bird eggs...


Cedar Waxwing Migration: Where Do Waxwings Go in Winter?

Learn about cedar waxwing migration and where these colorful birds might show up during the cold weather months.


When Do Bluebirds Nest and Lay Eggs?

Learn what time of year when bluebirds nest, what bluebird eggs look like, and how many broods these colorful songbirds...


Where is the Best Place for a Bluebird House?

What is the best bluebird house location? The bird experts answer the question to help birders attract nesting bluebirds.


Help the Bluebirds: Monitor Bluebird Nest Boxes

Be a bluebird champion! Provide a bluebird box and become a volunteer bluebird monitor to help bluebirds survive and thrive.


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What to Do if You Find a Bird Nest With Eggs or a Baby Bird

If you find a bird nest near your door, an abandoned bird nest with eggs, or if you see a...

Get Ready for Baby Birds: Tips for Bird Nesting Season

Prepare for bird nesting season! Learn the materials birds need to build nests, how to protect nesting birds from predators...


The Winner of the 2020 Backyard Photo Contest!

Check out Birds & Blooms' 2020 Backyard Photo Contest winner and learn the amazing story behind the stunning winter photo.


Fun Facts About Birds in Pop Culture

Discover 6 facts about birds in pop culture and the role they play in history. Learn about Harry Potter's owl,...


51 Best Winter Bird Photos

As temperatures dip, look no further than your backyard to see how full of life this blustery season truly is!...


Make Your Month-by-Month Birding Resolutions

You'll have a big year when you make birding resolutions your goal. Join the Christmas bird count, learn bird calls,...


Meet the Thrashers: Learn About Thrasher Birds

Get to know the thrasher birds. Learn where to spot these birds, how to identify them, what their songs sound...