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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Why Do Woodpeckers Peck and How to Stop It

Woodpeckers are frequent backyard visitors. Learn why woodpeckers peck wood and how to stop woodpeckers from pecking your house.


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...


6 Beautiful Bunting Birds You Should Know

Meet the bunting bird family, which includes colorful members, including the varied bunting and lark bunting. See photos to help...


Your Guide to Feeding Mealworms to Birds

A backyard mealworm bird feeder is beloved by bug-eating birds. Learn what birds eat mealworms and get tips for serving...


Window Bird Feeders Give You Closer Views of Birds

Even if you don't have a big backyard, you can still enjoy attracting and feeding the birds. We found the...


The Best Bird Field Guides for Birders

Picking a bird field guide can be a tough decision. Check out some of the best field guides and bird...


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.


The Best-Selling Bird Feeders of 2021

In the market for a new feeder for your backyard birds? Check out the best-selling bird feeders that customers can't...

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...


How to Get Rid of Grackles and Blackbirds at Feeders

Are bigger birds bothering your songbirds? Learn how to get rid of grackles, blackbirds, starlings and other undesirable birds at...


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.


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The Best Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeders and 12 Tips That Work

Let's be honest: there's no such thing as completely squirrel-proof bird feeders. But you can cut down on squirrels' visits...


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...

Rainbow Birds: All About Painted Buntings

Painted buntings sport a jaw-dropping rainbow of colors. Learn what males and females look like, what they eat and see...


20 Super Pretty Pictures of Finches

Finches are some of the smallest and cutest birds in the backyard. Enjoy a collection of pretty pictures of finches,...


Look and Listen for Bright Blue Indigo Buntings

Learn what male and female indigo buntings look like, what their song sounds like and about their nests and eggs....


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...

Look Up High to Spot Stunning Scarlet Tanagers

Birders may spot scarlet tanagers high in forest canopies across the eastern states. During summer, males are red and black...


Western Tanagers Are Fiery, Eye-Catching Fliers

During migration, flocks of western tanagers pass through valleys, plains, and foothills. Learn what the males and females look like...


16 Spring Warbler Birds You Should Know

Warbler birds are colorful and awe-inspiring, and tricky to find. Of more than 50 types of warblers in North America,...


Top 15 Colorful Flowers Hummingbirds Like

What flowers do hummingbirds like? Turn your garden into a pollinator haven with colorful hummingbird flowers such as bee balm,...


How to Attract Bluebirds: Tips and FAQs

Bluebirds are beautiful—it's easy to see why people are interested in attracting them. We’ve got easy tips and answers on...


Do Birds Reuse Their Nests?

We asked the birding experts if birds reuse nests year after year and for multiple broods. Learn about the nesting...