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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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Meet the Steller’s Jay: Clever Black and Blue Birds

Get to know these smart and social western birds, including what they eat, what they look like, and how to...


7 Amazing Nature Photos You Won’t Want to Miss

Unexpected moments happen all the time in the backyard—these photographers were just lucky enough to capture these amazing nature photos.


The Best Bird Feeder Deals on Amazon Right Now

Need a gorgeous new bird feeder? We did the shopping for you! Hurry before these hot bird feeder deals sell...


Attract Hummingbirds to Your Small Garden

You're just a few plants away from hosting loads of hummingbirds! Here’s how to welcome them with even the smallest...


Look for California Scrub-Jays on the West Coast

The raucous call of the California scrub-jay reflects its mischievous behavior. This bright blue western species loves peanuts.


14 Proven Hummingbird Photography Tips

Look, listen and learn! Here's how to shoot amazing hummingbird photography that captures these birds' dazzling colors and behavior.


35 Stunning Hummingbird Photos You Need to See

It's a magical moment when a hummingbird stops by your backyard. Here are some amazing hummingbird photos captured on camera.


Sugar Water for Hummingbirds 101

Learn how to make sugar water for hummingbirds. Get the hummingbird sugar water recipe and ratio to attract more of...

Discover the Colorful Hummingbirds of Costa Rica

With more than 50 species found in this small country, the hummingbirds of Costa Rica put on an amazing show....


What Foods Do Blue Jays Eat?

If you want to feed these bold birds in your backyard, you need to know what blue jays eat. Experts...


Bluebird vs Blue Jay: How to Tell the Difference

With similar names and similar colors, these two bird species are often confused. Here's how to tell the difference between...


If You See a Cardinal, Here’s What It Means

Cardinals are beloved birds for their beauty and bold colors. But do you know the symbolism and meaning of cardinals...


15 Adorable Photos of Bird Mothers With Babies

Bird moms work hard to raise their babies. Check out our collection of sweet photos of bird mothers with their...


Black Birders Week is Back in 2021

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


How to Identify and Attract Blue Jays

Blue jays are smart, bold and beautiful birds. Learn how to attract blue jays, what males, females and babies look...


Late Nesting Birds: When Do Birds Lay Eggs?

Nesting season is not done yet! Learn the bird nesting basics of these late nesters and find out how to...

7 Unique Birdhouses Your Birds Will Actually Use

Decorative birdhouses are fun, but not always practical for birds. These unique birdhouses provide safe nesting spots for your feathered...


Squirrel-Buster Plus Bird Feeder: Does It Work?

One of our editors tried Brome's Squirrel Buster Plus bird feeder in her backyard. Find out what happened and if...


15 Photos of White Cardinals and Leucistic Birds

You'll be amazed at these photos of white cardinals and other lovely leucistic birds, including partially albino hummingbirds, finches and...


50 Stunning Summer Bird Photos

Summer is the perfect season to photograph colorful birds. Enjoy gorgeous photos of summer birds, including hummingbirds, shorebirds, songbirds and...


9 Foods You Should Never Feed to Birds

Can birds eat bread? Not all people foods are safe for birds. Leave these nine foods off the menu to...

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.