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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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,...


See the Best Birding Sites From Your Car

Don’t try birding while driving—but you can always experience one of these popular birding sites from the comfort of the...


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...


Northern Saw Whet Owl: The Cutest Owls

The Northern saw whet owl is tiny, cute and recently newsworthy—one was found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Learn...

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 reddish 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...


Irruption Alert: Look for Evening Grosbeaks at Bird Feeders

Backyard birders should watch for evening grosbeaks in winter 2020. The annual finch forecast also reveals other species you might...


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...

Discover the Truth About Common Hummingbird Myths

Should you add red dye to hummingbird feeders? Find out as we separate hummingbird myths from hummingbird facts.


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...


Hawk Watching Tips and Facts About Raptor Migration

Learn how to spot and identify hawks during fall raptor migration.


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.