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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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Everything You Need to Know About a Killdeer Bird

Learn how to identify a killdeer bird. Discover what the birds look like and get facts about their nests, eggs,...


16 Super Sweet Baby Swallow Pictures

There's nothing cuter than a baby swallow — except multiple baby swallows! Check out our collection of too-cute photos of...


Look for Violet Green Swallows in the West

The violet green swallow is a shiny green flier that swoops and soars in the West. Discover where to find...


How to Identify and Attract a Tufted Titmouse

Learn how to identify and attract a tufted titmouse. Offer seeds and suet, then watch their back-and-forth antics at the...


Meet the Large, Red Crowned Pileated Woodpecker

The red crowned pileated woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in North America. Learn about their call and sound, size and...


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Leucistic Bird vs Albino Bird: Learn the Difference

White-feathered birds are special. Discover facts about albino birds and leucistic birds and how their unique appearance affects them.


Can You Move a Bird Nest?

Birds have a habit of building nests in inconvenient places. Find out when and how you can move a bird...


Is That a Tree Swallow in my Bluebird House?

Bluebirds aren't the only species to use nest boxes! Learn about tree swallows' nesting habits and how to choose a...

9 Proven Tips to Attract Nesting Birds

Learn how to attract nesting birds to visit your backyard, including robins, bluebirds and wrens, with these helpful tips from...


9 Fascinating Barn Swallow Facts

From symbolism to their bug catching abilities, there's a lot to learn about a barn swallow. Learn about their nests,...


Swallows Nest Types and Nesting Habits

Swallows spend much of their time flying. Learn the birding basics of where to find a swallows nest. Plus learn...


Be a Good Bird Landlord With a Purple Martin House

Purple-hued swallows arrive just in time to select a home for spring nesting season. Use a purple martin house to...


How to Make a Purple Martin Gourd House

DIY birdhouses fashioned from gourds have been used for centuries to attract purple martins. Learn how to make a purple...


Black Birders Week is Back in 2022

Black Birders Week is a weeklong event that celebrates the diversity of bird-watchers and nature lovers. Here's how to participate.


Ground Nesting Birds: Safe and Sound Underground

From crannies and crevices to tunnels, some birds nest in the ground. We dig into the nest secrets of burrowing...


8 Types of Swallow Birds You Should Know

From purple martins to barn swallows, find out how to spot and identify 8 members of the swallow bird family...

The Best-Selling Bird Feeders of 2022

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


Cliff Swallow vs Barn Swallow: Spot the Differences

Learn how to look for the differences between a cliff swallow vs a barn swallow, two similar birds that are...


The Most Musical Songbirds in America

Bird songs are beautiful and melodic. Discover why you should be listening as well as looking for these musical types...


How to Identify and Attract a Purple Martin

Purple martins nest in colonies of six to eight pairs or more. Learn what these birds look like, what they...


Do Wren Sightings Have Special Meaning?

Wrens aren't flashy, but they're definitely beloved by birders. We chatted with our field editors about the meaning their wren...

What Does a Carolina Wren Call Sound Like?

Even if you don't see a Carolina wren, you might hear one. Learn what a Carolina wren call sounds like...


10 Types of Bird Feeders You Need in Your Backyard

You can never have enough feeders. Learn about the types of bird feeders available, and make plans to add a...


What Birds Eat Oranges from Fruit Bird Feeders?

If you're thinking of trying out fruit bird feeders, you'll want to learn what birds eat oranges. Also learn other...


8 Adorable Baby Wren Photos

Wrens are the too-cute birds with a big voice — and a baby wren is even cuter. Check out our...


How to Identify a Bewick’s Wren

Find out what a Bewick's wren looks like and where you can spot one. Plus find out how to attract...


Hummingbird Male Vs Female: How to Tell the Difference

Hummingbirds come in many colors, but there are differences to look for so you can identify hummingbird male vs female...