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 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...


7 Ways to Be a Better Birder

Here's what every nature lover should know before going birdwatching.


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...


How to Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Teach your kids and grandkids about nature by making this easy homemade bird feeder. Woodpeckers and nutchatches will love it!


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...

Build a DIY Hummingbird Swing for Tiny Fliers to Perch On

Hummingbirds need perches along with feeders and nectar plants. Make a whimsical swing to attract more hummingbirds to visit your...


Endangered California Condors Spotted at Sequoia National Park

The endangered raptors, once extinct in the wild, were seen at the California national park for the first time in...


Is This White Bird an Albino Crow?

This white-feathered crow stands out from the other birds in its flock. Learn how to tell if it's a rare...


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.


What Happens to Birds in a Hurricane?

Find out how powerful hurricanes impact songbirds, seabirds and more, and learn how you can help in the aftermath.


Meet the Best Bird Dads and Learn How They Help Out Around The Nest

Celebrate the hardest-working feathered fathers out there! These great bird dads don't fly away when the chicks hatch.


Top 10 Tube-Shaped Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Plant these colorful tube-shaped flowers and watch hummingbirds flock to your garden.

Become a Birds & Blooms Field Editor

Want to Join the Birds & Blooms Field Editors? Here’s How! We’ve created a private Facebook community for our volunteer


Laugh and Learn With the Nature Art of Rosemary Mosco

Who says learning can't be fun? Rosemary Mosco's delightful nature art will capture your heart in "Birding Is My Favorite...


Get Started with Birdhouses

Create safe and cozy spaces for birds to raise their families.


Baking the Bird Cookies of North America

Would you try baking detailed and accurate bird cookies of every species in the field guide? Sarah MacLean is taking...


The Winner of the 2017 Backyard Photo Contest!

We announce the winner of the 2017 Backyard Photo Contest!


Bird Mimics and Mimicry: Three Birds to Know

Tune in to the copycat songs of mockingbirds, catbirds and thrashers.

Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Plant Combo

Mix annuals from White Flower Farm for a plant container hummingbirds can't resist.


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Must-See Hummingbird Videos You Can’t Miss

From nest building to snoring (yes, snoring!), the behavior captured in these hummingbird videos will captivate your bird-loving heart.


Don’t Miss the Latest Snowy Owl Irruption

2018 was another great year for snowy owl sightings. Learn what causes these irruptions and how to take advantage of...


Puffin to Porg: How Nature Inspired Star Wars

The porgs seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi weren't originally in the script. But the puffin population on Skellig...


5 Birding Apps to Give Your Skills a Boost

You never leave home without your phone, so install these birding apps and you'll have guides, checklists, and more at...


Seasonal Changes in Bird Behaviors

This past week was an exciting one here in Tampa. After months of oppressive heat and humidity, the first cold