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 to Attract and Identify a Clark’s Nutcracker

Meet the Clark's nutcracker. Plus, learn how the birds' food-caching ways help forests, what they sound like and when they...


Where Do Birds Sleep at Night?

Unravel the mystery of where birds go to nap and rest after dark. Our bird experts answer your questions about...


How to Attract Owls to Nest in Your Backyard

Where do owls live? Welcome these nighttime fliers to your yard. Experts reveal how to attract owls and provide shelter...


Great Horned Owl: The Greatest Nocturnal Hunter

If you hear owl sounds in your neighborhood, it’s likely a great horned owl. Learn about their size, wingspan, nests,...


8 Fascinating Burrowing Owl Facts

Forget the treetops—a burrowing owl nests underground. Some use the dens of other animals. Look for these small owls in...


Barn Owls: Ghostly Nocturnal Birds of Prey

Look for flashes of white when driving on dark country roads, and you might spot a barn owl. Learn about...


How to Do Winter Birding Right

The secret to winter birding is having the right equipment in tow. Here’s how Peavey Mart can help.


Do Owl Sightings Have Special Meaning?

What does it mean when you see an owl, and was owl meaning significant to ancient cultures? Learn about owl...

20 Inspirational Pictures of Birds in Flight

It's always awe-inspiring to see birds soaring on the wind. Admire their grace and beauty with these incredible photos of...


25 Simply Stunning Pictures of Hawks

Soaring in the sky or perched on a wire, these fantastic pictures of hawks captured by our readers will take...


18 Totally Adorable Tufted Titmouse Bird Pictures

The tufted titmouse is one of the cutest backyard songbirds. Enjoy this roundup of super sweet titmouse bird pictures from...


This Hummingbird Rescue Story Will Warm Your Heart

It was a communal effort to rescue a tired hummingbird that was found at a local police station before a...


5 Types of Grosbeak Birds You Should Know

Five birds share the name grosbeak and sport thick bills—but the similarities stop there. Look for these colorful fliers throughout...


Is Salt Softened Water Dangerous for Hummingbird Food?

Find out whether salt water in hummingbird food is OK—or whether you need to stock up on bottled water during...


25 Funny Animal Pictures to Make You Smile

Need a laugh today? Check out these funny animal pictures that portray the silly antics and hijinks of pets, backyard...


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Do Hummingbird Sightings Have Special Meaning?

Even the biggest fans of the species might not know that a sighting of the brilliant, jewel-colored hummingbird may have...


21 Funny Deer Pictures You Need to See

They're a staple of many backyards and parks—but deer can be pretty funny, too. These funny deer pictures are sure...

11 Funny Frog Pictures That Will Make You Laugh

These frogs are surprisingly hilarious! Check out our roundup of funny frog pictures, including frogs in birdhouses and frogs with...


How to Identify a Northern Mockingbird

See what a northern mockingbird looks like and where to find them. Plus hear a mockingbird call and learn how...


How to Identify a Black-Bellied Whistling Duck

This black-bellied whistling duck is expanding its range north into the United States. See what these ducks look like and...


Birds in Swamps: Where Woods Meet Water

If you think swamps are stinky or boring, think again. Learn why swamps are vital habitats, and why birds choose...


25 Funny Bird Pictures That Will Make You Squawk With Laughter

From an 'awkward' bluebird family photo to a gull deciding whether to follow the beach rules, these funny bird pictures...


My Hummingbirds Have Disappeared: What Happened?

One day, you might look outside and think, 'My hummingbirds have disappeared.' Solve the mystery of your missing hummingbirds.

Grow Coneflowers to Attract Butterflies and Birds

Coneflower is a butterfly magnet. These easy-to-grow nectar flowers attract attract plenty of pollinators and add a bright pop of...


Protect the Nest: Do Snakes Eat Birds and Eggs?

If you attract nesting birds, you may worry that snakes eat birds and eggs. Learn how to lower the risk....


Why Do Crows Chase Hawks and Owls?

If you've ever seen a group of crows swooping after a hawk, you might wonder — why do crows chase...


14 Ways to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden and Yard

Birds & Blooms readers share tried-and-true advice for transforming your yard into a bustling bird garden and a haven for...


Grow More Native Plants for Birds

Native trees and flowers in your garden will bring in more birds than ever before. Learn which native plants are...


Bird Senses: Can Birds Smell or Taste?

Birders often wonder can birds smell and do birds have taste buds? Discover how birds survive with sight, sound, taste,...