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 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...


7 Fascinating Facts About Great Blue Herons

Spotting a regal, statuesque heron is always a treat. Learn facts about great blue herons.


Spot the Owl in Your Backyard Trees

Be a bird sleuth and discover who's flying through the neighborhood. Here are the telltale signs you should look for...


The Most Common Birds Found in North America

Rare birds get a lot of attention these days, but common birds are important, too! Discover North America’s most abundant...


10 Egrets and Herons Found in North America

You probably know a great blue heron when you see it, but what about the green heron or snowy egret?...


How to Create Winter Shelter for Birds

Birding experts and readers offer their best tips to create shelter and protect birds from the snow, wind and cold...


20 Incredibly Cute Chickadee Pictures

Chickadees are friendly and adorable birds. Check out super cute chickadee pictures captured by backyard birders across America.


How to Buy Binoculars: Our Birding Binoculars Guide

Our editors and experts reveal how to buy binoculars. Discover our picks for the best birding binoculars and find out...

3 Proven Tips for Attracting Birds with Suet

Once the weather turns cold, it's time to put out suet for your backyard birds. Follow these proven tips to...


Where Do Hummingbirds Migrate in Winter?

As the weather turns colder, hummingbirds migrate to places where food is plentiful. Find out how far these tiny fliers...


Can Birds Eat Peanut Butter?

Our bird experts explain if peanut butter is safe for birds and what kind of peanut butter to offer at...


Our Top 10 Favorite Sports Team Bird Mascots

Cheer for these professional football, baseball, basketball and hockey teams with bird mascots!


15 Outstanding Pictures of Owls

Admire these spectacular reader photos of owl species found across America, including snowy owls, burrowing owls, barred owls and more.


Expert Tips to Attract Hummingbirds in Winter

Attracting hummingbirds in winter is possible in some areas of North America. Learn where to see hummingbirds and how to...


How Do Birds Fly? Answers to Common Questions About Birds

Learn fascinating facts about bird senses and bird behavior from a birding expert, and discover the truth about how and...


The Top 9 Most Beautiful Birds in America

When it comes to these beautiful birds, we can’t help but admire them.


6 Perennial Plants With Year-Round Bird Benefits

By offering food and shelter for birds, these perennial plants, from flowers to large trees, shine at different times of...

Keep Feeders Up for Late Migrating Fall Hummingbirds

It's the time of year when people wonder when to take down hummingbird feeders. But, don't stop feeding hummingbirds yet!


7 Backyard Birds That Eat Berries

As insects disappear, trees and shrubs produce persistent bite-sized fruits. Watch these winter backyard birds dine on the cold-season feast.


Learn the Story Behind the Rescue of a Special Bald Eagle

Good bird photography often tells a story or captures a moment. Learn about a special bald eagle that captured the...


How Do Hummingbirds Survive Snow and Cold Weather?

Hummingbirds are tough and tiny birds. Learn how to keep feeding them during winter and the truth behind common myths...


The Best Way to Attract Birds That Don’t Visit Bird Feeders

Attract towhees, juncos, sparrows and more by serving food on all available flat surfaces. Learn the best tips to attract...


This Hummingbird Feeder Looks Just Like a Ferris Wheel!

Attract more hummingbirds to visit your yard with this whimsical sugar water feeder.

Can You Guess the Official State Bird of All 50 States?

Cardinals, robins, and wrens, oh my! Take this quiz to see if you can correctly guess the official state bird...


How to Feed and Attract Birds All Year Long

As the seasons and weather conditions change, switch up what you're serving in your bird feeders to attract more birds...


Beauty and the Beak: A Bald Eagle Rescue Story

When a bullet took her upper beak, Beauty the bald eagle would have starved. A dedicated caregiver and 3D printing...


Watch Baby Birds With Nest Cams and in Your Backyard

After the excitement of viewing nest cams, you may want to observe nesting birds in your yard. Before you do,...


Do Hostas Attract Hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds and hostas are both treasured by gardeners. See why they go well together.


How to Repair a Cracked Birdbath

Learn how to fix a cracked birdbath so your backyard birds can continue to use it.