Birding/Wild Birds Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

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Bird Vocabulary - C-D
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters C-D. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.

Drake Duck Definition - Bird Genders
A drake is a duck, but which kind? Learn how drakes and hens differ and how they can change after the breeding season.

Colonial Definition - Nesting Birds
Learn about colonial bird nesting behavior, including examples of bird colonies and the benefits of group nesting.

Birding and Wild Birds - Feeding, Identification & More
Be a better birder with weekly species profiles and tips on supplies, backyard birding, attracting birds, feeders, bird houses and conservation.

Barn Owl Box Tips - Encouraging Barn Owls to Nest
Is a barn owl box right for your yard? Learn what these owls need for nesting, and how you can provide it.

Birding Glossary
Being familiar with common birding terms and their definitions will help you enjoy birding with ease and expertise. This collection of terms is continuously updated to provide a valuable reference for both beginning and advanced birders. Here you can look up specific birding terms alphabetically, or check out the related vocabulary lists below for collections of terms relating to your favorite birds.

Bird Vocabulary - L-M
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters L-M. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.

15 Fun Facts About Bird Migration
How high do migrating birds fly? How long is migration? How many days a year do birds migrate? These bird migration facts are amazing!

Mantling Definition - Birds of Prey and Eating
Raptors use mantling to protect their kills. Learn about this behavior and what to do if you see a mantling bird.

Top 10 Backyard Bird Feeding Mistakes
Avoid these top 10 bird feeding mistakes and you'll easily attract a wide range of hungry birds to your backyard feeders.

Wing Bar Definition - Field Marks
Discover the wing bar as a field mark for bird identification, including examples of species with wing bars and comparisons to other wing marks.

Malar Stripe Definition - Field Marks
Learn to use the malar stripe as part of a bird's field markings, with tips for identification using malar stripes.

Polygamy Definition - Polygamous Birds
Learn how polygamy applies to birds, and why polygamous breeding is beneficial to many birds but not to others.

Granivorous Definition - Seed-Eating Birds
Learn about a granivorous bird diet, with examples of bird species and how to attract granivores to your backyard.

What Are Bird Roosting Boxes?
Learn the basics of bird roosting boxes - what features are necessary, positioning a roost box and tips to attract birds with this shelter.

How Lead Poisoning Affects Birds - Conservation
Lead poisoning kills many birds each year, but where does the lead come from and what does it do to the birds?

Jizz Definition for Bird Identification
Jizz definition as it relates to birding and bird identification, with tips for how to use jizz to better identify birds.

Pelagic Definition - Pelagic Birds
Learn what pelagic means as it relates to birds with examples of pelagic birds and similar species, plus how to add pelagic birds to your life list.

Beginning Tips for Attracting Hummingbirds
Learn how to attract hummingbirds with the appropriate food, water, shelter and nesting sites to meet their unique needs.

Different Duck Types With Examples
Do you know the 12 different types of ducks? Learn what makes each one distinct and which ducks are which.

Dabbling Duck Definition - Learn the Dabblers
Defines dabbling ducks by behavior and feeding style, with examples of dabbler species and how to identify them.

Herbivorous Birds Definition - Herbivore
Defines herbivorous and herbivore bird diets, including what these birds eat, backyard feeding tips and examples of birds that are herbivores.

Gosling Definition - Baby Geese
Learn the true gosling definition, including examples of baby birds that are goslings and how to identify them.

Easily Keep Backyard Birds Safe From Cats
Tips for controlling cat behavior and backyard bird habitats to minimize the dangers cats pose to wild birds.

Bird Profiles
Birds look and behave differently, and being familiar with species’ characteristics can help you identify them properly and understand their behavior. These bird profiles have all the details you need, from a bird’s colors and markings to sounds, habitat range and reproductive habits.

Woodpeckers
Woodpeckers are often easy to distinguish because of their upright posture and habit of foraging by pecking or prying along the bark of trees to find insects, but there are many more types of woodpeckers than most birders realize.

Black-Capped Chickadee or Carolina Chickadee?
Tips for how to tell the difference between black-capped chickadees and Carolina chickadees by appearance, voice and range. Includes a quick reference table of identification tips.

Common Redpoll or Hoary Redpoll?
Tips for how to tell the difference between common redpolls and hoary redpolls. Includes a quick reference table for proper identification.

How and Why Birds Take Dust Baths
Why do birds take dust baths? Learn what the baths do for feathers and how you can encourage dust baths in your yard.

Red-Throated Loon - Gavia stellata
Learn about the red-throated loon or red-throated diver, including what makes these birds even more unique than their colorful throats.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius
Do you know the most widespread sapsucker in North America? Learn all about the yellow-bellied sapsucker!

How Pest Control Methods Hurt Birds
Learn how different pest control methods can be dangerous, even fatal to birds - and how you can help control pests and keep birds safe too.

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dedrocopos major
Detailed bird profile of the great spotted woodpecker: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation information and tips for how to attract great spotted woodpeckers.

Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata
Detailed profile of the muscovy duck, including comparisons with domestic breeds. Includes appearance, range, breeding, diet and habitat information.

Red-Breasted Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus ruber
The red-breasted sapsucker is aptly named, but do you know the other unique characteristics of this woodpecker?

Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Detailed look at the eastern towhee, including what makes this large, secretive sparrow unique.

Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus - Sparrows
Learn about the vesper sparrow and what makes these sweet little brown birds a delight to listen to but a bit difficult to identify.

Wood Stork - Mycteria americana - Wading Birds
Learn about the wood stork, including what makes these wading birds unique, where to find them and how to easily identify adults and juveniles.

How to Attract Bluebirds - Tips and Tricks
Learn how to attract bluebirds with the best food, water, shelter and nesting sites to bring eastern, western or mountain bluebirds to your yard.

How Do Birds Mate - Courtship and Sex in Birds
Learn how birds mate, the sexual anatomy of birds and how copulation happens. Includes tips to protect birds when you see them mating.

Attracting Birds in Summer - How to Attract Summer Birds
Tips for attracting birds in summer by meeting their needs with the best food, water, shelter and nesting sites.

Verdin - Auriparus flaviceps
Detailed bird profile of the verdin: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation information and tips for how to attract verdins.

Where to Find Autumn Birds - Fall Birding
Tips for what habitats make the best autumn birding locations, including what birds to look for in what locations to make the most of the season.

How to Attract Ducks
Try attracting backyard ducks with these easy tips for meeting their needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites.

Golden-Winged Warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera
Go for the gold with the golden-winged warbler, and learn why this bird is such a treasure for birders to see.

Oriole Identification Tips - Identifying Orioles
Learn how to identify orioles, not just with field marks or plumage color, but with other characteristics that can distinguish between similar species.

Physiological Changes in Migrating Birds
Birds change drastically before migrating - weight gain, molting, shrinking gonads and more. Learn what changes occur, and how you can help migrants!

Grouse Identification Tips - How to Identify Quail
Learn how to easily identify grouse, quail, pheasants and partridges, both by sight and by other clues.

Chukar - Alectoris chukar
Detailed bird profile of the chukar: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation information and tips for attracting chukar partridges.

Dove and Pigeon Identification Tips
Tips for how to properly identify doves and pigeons, including visual clues, ranges, habitats, sounds and other techniques for proper dove identification.

Wren Identification Tips - How to Identify Wrens
Tips for how to identify wrens, including the best field equipment to use, field marks to watch for and other characteristics that can help with wren identification.

Finches or Sparrows? - Bird Identification Tips
Learn the guidelines to tell the difference between sparrows and finches, including physical characteristics, behaviors and other similar birds.

Make a Hummingbird Garden - Attracting Hummingbirds
Tips for how to make a hummingbird garden and attract hummingbirds to your backyard. Includes ways to meet all these birds' basic needs.

Attracting Butterflies - How to Attract Butterflies
Tips for attracting butterflies to your backyard and how doing so will make your yard even more bird-friendly at the same time.

Top 15 Gifts for Flamingo Lovers - Bird-Themed Gifts
Is there a flamingo lover on your gift list? These great ideas for flamingo-themed gifts can meet all your gift-giving needs.

Birds of Australia: A Photographic Guide - Review
Are you ready for birding in Australia? With this stunning photographic field guide, you will be! Decide if this is the best guide for your Aussie birding.

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea
Learn about the blue-gray gnatcatcher, including where to find these birds and how to properly identify them.

Lazuli Bunting - Passerina amoena
Detailed bird profile of the lazuli bunting: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation information and tips for how to attract lazuli buntings.

Hanging Squirrel Jar Feeder – Review
Review of Duncraft's Hanging Squirrel Jar Feeder, a large and durable feeder perfect for any wildlife-friendly backyard.

When to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders
Do you know when to put out hummingbird feeders? These clues can help you know the best time to start feeding hummingbirds.

Bar-Headed Goose - Anser indicus
The bar-headed goose is a high-flier indeed, migrating above the Himalayan Mountains. Learn more about these wonderful waterfowl!

The Hummer Garden - Book Review
Review of The Hummer Garden, a brief, practical guide to creating a useful and attractive hummingbird garden.

Why You May Not Want Bird Feeders
There are many reasons why you may not want bird feeders in your yard - but that doesn't mean you have to stop feeding birds!

Book Review – The Big Year by Mark Obmascik
Review of

Black-Billed Magpie - Pica hudsonia
Details about the black-billed magpie, including range, diet, behavior, reproduction and identification. Add these birds to your life list!

Build Your Own Bird House With a Kit
Learn about bird house kits, including what makes a good kit, where to buy kits and how to make bird house kits safer for nesting birds.

Teapot Bird House
Turn an old teapot into a new bird house with this easy upcycling project. Includes tips for choosing the best teapot and how to keep the bird house clean.

Baby Food Jar Hummingbird Feeder Project
Easy project to make a hummingbird feeder from an empty jar. Great recycling idea and affordable for anyone to do. Includes tips for decorating the feeder to attract hummingbirds and how to hang a jar hummingbird feeder.

Milo Seed - Sorghum Birdseed
Details about milo birdseed, including its nutritional value, what birds eat milo and how to offer it at backyard feeders.

Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me?
Learn the answers to your craziest birding questions in Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me? and even get answers to questions you never knew you had.

Extreme Birds
Learn the extremes of the birding world with this fun and informative book.

Snowman Bird Feeder Project - DIY Winter Bird Feeders
Do you like building snowmen? Turn any snowman into a fun winter bird feeder with these tips and tricks! Your backyard birds will love it.

Scrape Nest Definition
Defines the term

Birding Supplies
Birding does not require a lot of equipment, but these tips for choosing the right supplies can help you be properly prepared for finding, identifying and enjoying all the birds you see.

Birding Organizations
Birding organizations are more than just groups of birders, they are focal points for bird conservation, education and more. Learn about different organizations and which one is best for you to join to help protect birds.

Birding Travel
Tips for birding travel and avitourism, including the best birding hotspots around the world, how to plan a birding trip, bird festival overviews and how to make the most of any birding travel.

Bird Identification
Tips for bird identification, including how to identify birds by gender, tricky bird identifications, birding by ear and more.

Bird Vocabulary - A-B
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters A-B. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.

Range Maps - Bird Range Maps
Listing of available bird range maps.

Bird Vocabulary - E-G
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters E-G. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.

Bird Vocabulary - P-R
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters A-B. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.

Bird Vocabulary - S-T
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters S-T. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.

Field Guides
A field guide is a birder's most useful tool, and choosing a field guide is a very personal decision. These birding field guide reviews can help you choose the best guide for your needs, whether you prefer photography or drawings, detailed accounts or abbreviated descriptions or local guides or national books. Size, price and reference information is also included for birders looking for additional guides to add to their at-home bird reference library.

Identify Types of Birds
Certain types of birds have unique characteristics that make them easier to identify, and if you know what to look for on these types of birds - from ducks and gulls to hummingbirds and sparrows - you will be able to identify them confidently.

Sparrows & Finches
Small and often confusing to identify, sparrows and finches are a large group of songbirds. There are sparrow and finch species found around the world, and many of these birds have widespread ranges that make them familiar to many birders. Popular seed-eaters, many sparrows and finches easily visit bird feeders and are common in backyards and gardens.

Organization Profiles
Detailed overviews of different birding organizations around the world, including the missions and objectives of each organization, membership benefits and sign up information.

Flycatchers & Antbirds
Detailed informational profiles of flycatchers, antbirds, and similar bird species. Individual profiles include information on appearance, habitat, range, voice, reproduction, behavior and conservation as well as photos of each bird species.

Birding Festivals
All about birding festivals, including tips for choosing and attending festivals as well as updated directories of annual birding events.

Top 10 Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds
What flowers should you plant if you want to attract hummingbirds? These top 10 hummingbird flowers are a great place to start, with options suitable for every climate, garden and budget.

Winter Birding
Tips for winter birding, including field birding, backyard birding, feeding winter birds and what winter birds to watch for. Also includes pictures of winter birds and fun to have with birds all winter long.

Top 8 Reasons to Make Your Own Hummingbird Nectar
Why should you bother to make hummingbird nectar from scratch? It's easy, cheap, convenient and more - learn why you should make your own hummingbird nectar!

Identify an Alert Black-Crowned Night-Heron
Labeled photo with the field marks to identify alert black-crowned night-herons, including a discussion of how posture changes how these birds look.

Juvenile Black-Crowned Night-Heron Identification
Field marks to identify a young black-crowned night-heron, including a labeled photo.

Identify a Black-Crowned Night-Heron in Flight
Tips for identifying black-crowned night-herons in flight, including a photo with field marks labeled.

Adult Black-Crowned Night-Heron Identification
Tips to identify black-crowned night-herons, including different postures and both adults and juveniles. Photos show field marks for easy reference.

Female House Sparrow Identification Diagram
Labeled photo for identifying female house sparrows, with discussions of key field marks and how to identify these common birds.

Male House Sparrow Identification – Rear View
Labeled photo for identifying male house sparrows, with discussions of key field marks and how to identify these common birds.

House Sparrow Identification Diagrams
Labeled photos for identifying male and female house sparrows, with discussions of key field marks and how to identify these common birds.

Snowy Owl Identification - How to Identify Snowy Owls
Tips for how to identify a snowy owl from a distance, including a labeled diagram of the most prominent field marks.

Snowy Owl Identification - How to Identify Snowy Owls
Tips for how to identify a male snowy owl, including a labeled diagram of the most prominent field marks.

Snowy Owl Identification - How to Identify Snowy Owls
Tips for how to identify a female snowy owl, including a labeled diagram of the most prominent field marks.

Snowy Owl Identification - How to Identify Snowy Owls
Tips for how to identify a snowy owl in flight, including a labeled diagram of the most prominent field marks.

Juvenile Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Identification
Tips for identifying juvenile or subadult male ruby-throated hummingbirds based on key field marks. Includes a labeled photograph to illustrate proper identification.

Female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Identification
Learn the tips for identifying female ruby-throated hummingbirds from this labeled photograph. Includes a discussion of the essential field marks for accurate identification.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Identification Diagrams
Learn how to identify ruby-throated hummingbirds with this series of labeled photographs including male, female and juvenile birds. Includes descriptions of the key field marks for proper identification.

Red-Winged Blackbird Identification - Identify Red-Winged Blackbirds
Labeled photos of male and female red-winged blackbirds with key field marks highlighted for proper identification. Includes a discussion of how to identify each gender as well as red-winged blackbirds in flight.

Female Red-Winged Blackbird Identification
Learn to properly identify a female red-winged blackbird with this labeled photograph. Includes a discussion of key field marks that distinguish these birds.

Red-Winged Blackbird Identification in Flight
Tips for identifying red-winged blackbirds in flight by visible field marks and flight behavior. Includes a labeled photograph for reference.

10 Ways to Help Owls - Owl Conservation Tips
10 easy ways anyone can help owls, no matter what their birding experience or budget. Get started with owl conservation today in fun, creative ways!

10 Ways to Help Eagles - Eagle Conservation
Learn easy ways anyone can help eagles of all types, and why that help is so important to protect these magnificent birds of prey.

The 12 Days of Christmas - Birds and Birding
How birdy are the lyrics to the 12 Days of Christmas? Get a new feathered spin on this favorite Christmas carol - birding style!

Top 10 Worst Foods To Feed Backyard Birds
Are you feeding your birds the most nutritious foods? Check this list of the 10 worst foods for birds to be sure you aren't including unhealthy junk in your backyard birds' diet.

Flock of Wild Turkeys
Flock of Wild Turkeys. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 4.

Turkey Farm
Turkey Farm. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 8.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 11.

Wild Turkey - Hen
Wild Turkey - Hen. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 2.

Wild Turkey - Poult
Wild Turkey - Poult. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 3.

Wild Turkey - Tom
Wild Turkey - Tom. Birding/Wild Birds.

Wild Turkey in Flight
Wild Turkey in Flight. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 5.

Wild Turkey in Winter
Wild Turkey in Winter. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 7.

Wild Turkey in a Tree
Wild Turkey in a Tree. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 6.

Pictures of Wild Turkeys
Gallery of wild turkey photos with pictures of different genders and ages of turkeys, as well as turkeys in different seasons and habitats. Includes information about wild turkeys and domestic turkeys.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 9.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 3.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 7.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 2.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 10.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 12.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 8.

Adélie Penguin
Adlie Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 3.

African Penguin
African Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 5.

Chinstrap Penguin
Chinstrap Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 10.

Emperor Penguin
Emperor Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds.

Galapagos Penguin
Galapagos Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 6.

Gentoo Penguin
Gentoo Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 9.

Humboldt Penguin
Humboldt Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 7.

King Penguin
King Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 2.

Little Penguin
Little Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 4.

Magellanic Penguin
Magellanic Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 8.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 4.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 5.

Pictures of Bluebirds - Bluebird Photos
Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds. Page 6.

Erect-Crested Penguin
Erect-Crested Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 13.

Fiordland Penguin
Fiordland Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 12.

Macaroni Penguin
Macaroni Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 17.

Northern Rockhopper Penguin
Northern Rockhopper Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 14.

Royal Penguin
Royal Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 16.

Snares Penguin
Snares Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 18.

Southern Rockhopper Penguin
Southern Rockhopper Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 15.

Yellow-Eyed Penguin
Yellow-Eyed Penguin. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 11.

Pictures of Penguins
Penguins are enchanting birds, and this penguin photo gallery showcases every penguin species in the world. Each photo includes range information for the species and how it is unique.

Pictures of Penguins
Penguins are enchanting birds, and this penguin photo gallery showcases every penguin species in the world. Each photo includes range information for the species and how it is unique.

Best Hummingbird Feeders (With Reviews)
A list of the best hummingbird feeders in a range of sizes, styles and designs. Each feeder has a full, detailed review of pros and cons.

Dry Ornaments
Tips for how to dry birdseed ornaments made with gelatin, including a photo and ideas for how to make the ornaments dry more quickly and easily.

Roll Extra Seed Balls
Use extra seed mixture from birdseed ornaments to make small balls of seed so none is wasted. Includes a photo.

How to Make Birdseed Ornaments
Step-by-step project to make birdseed ornaments. Includes full recipe and detailed steps, each with a photo and suggestions for alternative options where appropriate. Easy skill and experience level.

Create Holes
Tips for how to create sturdy holes in homemade birdseed ornaments. Includes a photo and tips to keep the holes intact while the ornaments dry.

Dry Ornaments
Tips for how to dry birdseed ornaments made with gelatin, including a photo and ideas for how to make the ornaments dry more quickly and easily.

String the Ornaments
Instructions for how to string birdseed ornaments, including ideas for giving the ornaments as gifts. Includes a photo and step-by-step details.

Birdseed Ornament Ingredients
Ingredient list for birdseed ornaments, including tips for ingredient variations. Includes a photo.

Birdseed Ornament Tools
Equipment needed for making birdseed ornaments. Includes a photo and explanations of why different tools are necessary. Part of a full recipe for birdseed ornaments.

Spray the Cookie Cutters
How to prep your cookie cutter molds for making birdseed ornaments. Includes a photo and tips for easy ways to ensure the ornaments remove easily.

Boil Liquid Ingredients
Tips for boiling the liquid ingredients to make birdseed ornaments with gelatin. Includes tips for making sure the gelatin dissolves properly, and includes a photo.

Add Flour
Adding the flour to create birdseed ornaments. Includes a photo and tips for how to achieve the proper batter consistency.

Mix In Birdseed
How to mix birdseed into the batter for birdseed ornaments with gelatin. Includes a photo and tips for why proper mixing is important.

Fill Cookie Cutter Molds
Tips for filling the cookie cutter molds to make birdseed ornaments. Includes a photo and discussion of how to make the best ornaments so they do not fall apart.

Pictures of State Birds - Pennsylvania
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 38.

Pictures of State Birds - Rhode Island
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 39.

Pictures of State Birds - South Carolina
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 40.

Pictures of State Birds - South Dakota
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 41.

Pictures of State Birds - Tennessee
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 42.

Pictures of State Birds - Texas
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 43.

Pictures of State Birds - Utah
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 44.

Pictures of State Birds - Vermont
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 45.

Pictures of State Birds - Virginia
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 46.

Pictures of State Birds - Washington
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 47.

Pictures of State Birds - West Virginia
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 48.

Pictures of State Birds - Wisconsin
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 49.

Pictures of State Birds - Wyoming
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 50.

Pictures of State Birds - Alaska
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 2.

Pictures of State Birds - Arizona
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 3.

Pictures of State Birds - Arkansas
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 4.

Pictures of State Birds - California
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 5.

Pictures of State Birds - Colorado
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 6.

Pictures of State Birds - Connecticut
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 7.

Pictures of State Birds - Delaware
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 8.

Pictures of State Birds - Florida
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 9.

Pictures of State Birds - Georgia
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 10.

Pictures of State Birds - Hawaii
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 11.

Pictures of State Birds - Idaho
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 12.

Pictures of State Birds - Illinois
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 13.

Pictures of State Birds - Indiana
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 14.

Pictures of State Birds - Iowa
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 15.

Pictures of State Birds - Kansas
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 16.

Pictures of State Birds - Kentucky
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 17.

Pictures of State Birds - Louisiana
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 18.

Pictures of State Birds - Maine
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 19.

Pictures of State Birds - Maryland
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 20.

Pictures of State Birds - Massachusetts
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 21.

Pictures of State Birds - Michigan
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 22.

Pictures of State Birds - Minnesota
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 23.

Pictures of State Birds - Mississippi
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 24.

Pictures of State Birds - Missouri
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 25.

Pictures of State Birds - Montana
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 26.

Pictures of State Birds - Nebraska
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 27.

Pictures of State Birds - Nevada
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 28.

Pictures of State Birds - New Hampshire
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 29.

Pictures of State Birds - New Jersey
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 30.

Pictures of State Birds - New Mexico
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 31.

Pictures of State Birds - New York
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 32.

Pictures of State Birds - North Carolina
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 33.

Pictures of State Birds - North Dakota
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 34.

Pictures of State Birds - Ohio
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 35.

Pictures of State Birds - Oklahoma
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 36.

Pictures of State Birds - Oregon
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird. Page 37.

Pictures of State Birds - Alabama
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird.

Pictures of State Birds
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird.

Pictures of State Birds
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird.

Pictures of State Birds
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird.

Pictures of State Birds
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird.

Pictures of State Birds
Photo gallery of all 50 state birds, including when and why each bird was officially adopted, what states share the same birds and information about seeing your state's bird.

Wild Turkey Range Map – Bird Map for the Wild Turkey
North American bird range map for the wild turkey, showing the species' overall territory. Includes discussion of where to find wild turkeys and their preferred habitats.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Baby Birds
What do baby birds eat? Why don't they all have feathers? How do they migrate without their parents? Learn the answers and even more about baby birds, and be a better backyard birder for all your resident nesting species.

Snood - Turkey Anatomy - Parts of a Bird
What is that weird dangly bit above a turkey's bill? Learn about the snood and what it does for these birds, including what other birds have one.

Megalaimidae Bird Family - Asian Barbets
The Asian barbets are a colorful and distinctive bird family - learn what makes Megalaimidae birds unique and where to find them.

Snarge
Learn what snarge is, how it is identified and how it can help other birds avoid the same fate.

Todidae Bird Family
Learn about the Todidae bird family, including how many birds are included and where to find them.

Polioptilidae Bird Family
Discover the Polioptilidae bird family and what characteristics these birds share.

Common Ostrich Range Map
Learn the range of the common ostrich, including what habitats it prefers and where it used to be seen but has been extirpated.

European Starling Range Map and Habitat
Range map for the European starling, showing its worldwide range as well as a habitat discussion and where these birds have been introduced.

Grin Patch - Bird Bill Parts and Anatomy
If a bird looks like it might be smiling or sneering, it could have a grin patch. Learn what this structure is and what it does for the birds that have it.

Basal Knob - What Is a Basal Knob on a Bird's Bill
Learn what the basal knob is, what birds have it and how it can be useful for proper identification.

Crest Definition - Bird Anatomy and Plumage
Defines the crest as part of a bird's plumage, with examples of crested birds, types of crests and tips for identification based on a bird's crest.

Facial Disc Definition
Defines the term “facial disc” as a part of a bird's anatomy, with examples of birds that show prominent facial discs and how they can manipulate those discs for better hearing.

Gape - Part of a Bird's Bill
Learn what a bird's gape is, how it is used and how it can be part of proper bird identification.

Which Birds Love Nyjer (Thistle Seed)?
Thistle seed is popular, but if you fill your feeders with it, what birds will visit? Learn which familiar birds eat Nyjer seed.

Bird Cull and Culling Definition
Learn the definition of culling, how it can be done and why it can be necessary to kill some birds to protect others.

Crown Definition - Bird Anatomy
Learn the definition of a crown as part of a bird's anatomy, including tips for identifying birds based on the crown.

Tips for a Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
Learn to squirrel-proof a bird feeder by adjusting the feeder style, location, seed offered and more, without hurting backyard birds.

20 Fun Facts About Flamingos - Bird Trivia
You may recognize flamingos, but do you really know them? From size to feeding to behavior, these facts about flamingos may surprise you.

Binocular Magnification - Understanding Binoculars
Discussion of binocular magnification and how to choose the best magnification for birding binoculars.

Do Sunflower Seeds Go Bad? - Spoiled Birdseed
Learn how to check for bad sunflower seeds and other spoiled birdseed, and take steps to keep seed fresh and healthy.

What Is a Hummingbird? - Characteristics and Behavior
What is a hummingbird, exactly? Learn what makes these birds so different from other common birds!

How to Clean a Bird House - Keep Birds Safe
Learn how and when to clean bird houses safely and easily to make them more attractive for nesting birds.

Birds That Eat Fruit - Apples, Grapes, Cherries
Learn which bird species eat apples and other fruit, including tips for how to feed birds fruit in the backyard.

What Does a Flock of Birds Mean?
Flocking has many advantages for birds, but also problems that must be overcome for a flock of birds to be worthwhile.

Easily Stop Hummingbird Feeder Leaks
Learn to stop hummingbird feeder leaks with different easy steps, and eliminate problems from leaky nectar feeders.

Collective Nouns for Birds - Bird Flock Names
What is a flock of hummingbirds, a group of flamingos, a mass of ducks or a flock of eagles called? Learn the collective nouns for different birds.

Discover What Birds Eat Suet and How to Attract Them
What birds eat suet? From woodpeckers to chickadees to warblers, this nutritious and easy food is popular for many different birds.

Keep Bees Away From Hummingbird Feeders
Safe, easy tips to keep bees away from hummingbird feeders without harming the birds. Also works on ants, wasps and other insects.

How to Hang a Bird House - Mounting a Nesting Box
Learn how to hang a bird house or nesting box so it is safe and attractive to breeding birds. Includes list of mounting heights for backyard birds.

What Is a Sparrow, and What Makes Them Unique?
What is a sparrow? These little brown jobs share a lot of characteristics, even though sparrows are found all over the world.

What Is a Duck? - Define Ducks
What is a duck? Learn the characteristics that make these birds unique to better appreciate the diversity that helps define ducks.

Choose the Best Birdseed for Your Backyard Birds
Discover the best birdseed for your backyard birds, including which birds prefer which seeds and how to choose quality seed of any type.

Bird Digestion - How Birds Eat
How do birds eat? Learn bird eating behavior, the parts of the bird digestive tract and how to help birds get better nutrition.

Best Time for Bird Watching - Times and Seasons
Learn the best time for bird watching from day to day and season to season, including birds' daily patterns for better birding.

Bird Senses - How Birds Use Their 5 Senses
Learn how birds use their five senses and how you can understand bird vision, hearing, smell, touch and taste to be a better birder.

Baby Bird Names - General and Specific Names
What is a baby bird called? Squab, pullet, colt and jake are just a few names. Learn more, plus what generic names can be used for any baby birds.

Flightless Bird Species List
Discover flightless birds, including why birds stop flying, how they adapt and the dangers of being flightless.

Peanuts for Birds - A Favorite Food
Feeding birds peanuts is easy, and these tips can help you offer peanuts for birds. Includes which birds eat peanuts and tips for growing peanuts.

The 7 Best Binoculars to Buy in 2016
Read full reviews and buy the best binoculars for star gazing, safaris, sporting events, hunting and bird watching from top companies such as Celestron, Vortex, Pentax, Swarovski, Nikon and more.

Novelties & Gifts
Magazines, artwork, toys, ornaments, crafts and more are all available with a birding theme and make great gifts for birders. These ideas can help you choose the perfect gift for any birder or bird-lover.

Accessories
Accessories for birding. Birding/Wild Birds.

Attracting Birds
Birding/Wild Birds.

Feeders and Feeding
Feeding the birds is more complicated than just tossing out a handful of seed. Understanding what foods are best and worst for birds, how feeding changes seasonally, how to feed different birds and what bird feeders are best are all essential for offering your backyard birds the best buffet.

100 Things to Know: Backyard Birds & Bird Feeding
Review of 100 Things to Know: Backyard Birds & Bird Feeding a slim book filled with tips and trivia birders of all experience levels will enjoy.

Garden Sip and Seed Bird Feeder – Review
The Garden Sip & Seed Bird Feeder from Perky-Pet is an elegant dual design that allows both food and water to be offered from matching silos.

Mountain Chickadee - Poecile gambeli
Jaunty stripes set the mountain chickadee apart - learn what else is distinctive about this alpine bird and what needs to be done to protect it.

What Do Birds of Prey Eat? - Raptor Food
What do hawks eat? Discover the varied diet of birds of prey, including which raptors eat which animals.

How Do Wild Birds Keep Warm in Winter?
How do birds keep warm in winter? Learn the adaptations that heat birds up, and what you can do to help them beat the cold.

What Is a Bird? - Defining Characteristics
What is a bird? There are nearly 10,000 different bird species, and every one shares characteristics that make them uniquely birds.

How Balloons Hurt Birds - Stop the Litter
Balloon releases can kill wild birds. Learn how, plus what birds are at most risk and how you can help protect birds from balloon litter.

Protect Backyard Birds From Hawks
Hawks eat birds, but backyard birders can help their favorite species without harming the food chain - learn to protect backyard birds from hawks.

How to Attract Owls to Your Yard
Learn how to attract owls to the yard by meeting their needs, and learn why these raptors are great backyard guests.

Winter Birds You Can See in the Backyard
Learn why backyards matter to winter birds, and what birds are the top 40 winter visitors in North America.

Finding Owls - Owling Guide
Learn to go owling and add owls to your life list, including proper equipment, where to go and finding owls successfully.

Attracting Orioles - Tips and Tricks
Tips for attracting orioles with food, water, shelter and nesting material appropriate for these colorful songbirds.

Do Hawks Eat Dogs and Cats? Protect Your Pets!
Protect pets from hawks, owls or other raptors. Hawks can eat dogs and cats, but savvy pet owners can keep their furry friends safe.

Best Time to Put Up Bird Houses - Nesting Season
Knowing the best times to put up bird houses during the nesting season can help birders attract more feathered families.

All About Hummingbird Nests
All about hummingbird nests, from the materials used to the nest size to how the nests need to be safe for baby hummingbirds.

When Is the Bird Mating Season? - Why Spring Matters
Learn when birds mate, including factors that affect the timing of the bird mating season and birding tips for breeding months.

Bird House Hole Sizes - Best Dimensions
Learn the best bird house hole sizes for common backyard nesting birds. Includes how to increase or decrease hole sizes safely.

Tips to Tame Angry Hummingbirds
Hummingbird aggression is one bully bird dominating several feeders. Minimize this hummingbird behavior to enjoy these birds in your backyard.

Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularia
Discover the spotted sandpiper: field marks, foods, habitat, behavior and more, plus conservation information and tips to see these sandpipers.

Safe Bird House Design Tips - Keep Nests Safe
Want to keep nesting birds safe? Try these 12 tips for safe and attractive bird house designs.

Attract Chickadees to Your Backyard
Get the best tips for attracting chickadees to your yard. Just give them what they need: the right food, water, shelter and nesting sites.

Types of Seabirds - Pelagic Birds
These 12 types of seabirds show the great variety of marine birds and demonstrate what makes them unique from all other birds.

Can Birds Eat Peanut Butter? The Truth and Myths
Can birds eat peanut butter? Learn about this healthy treat and how to give it to birds, despite myths about feeding birds peanut butter.

Common Shorebirds and Their Characteristics
Learn the different types of shorebirds and other birds on the beach, including how each type is distinct but still a shorebird.

How to Design a Bird Friendly Landscape
How to design a bird friendly landscape that will attract birds with food, shelter and nesting sites.

Preening: Why and How Birds Do It
Preening is an essential part of a bird's daily routine. But how do they do it, and why is it so important?

Dead Bird Removal - Safe and Responsible
Learn safe dead bird removal tips, including when to contact authorities about a dead bird in your yard.

How to Attract Woodpeckers to Your Yard
Learn how to attract woodpeckers with the right food, water, shelter and nesting sites. Which woodpeckers will you see?

What Do Turkeys Eat? - Foods for Wild Turkeys
What do turkeys eat? Learn the diet and feeding behavior of wild turkeys, with tips for how to feed turkeys in the backyard.

15 Fun Facts About Woodpeckers - Woodpecker Trivia
Woodpeckers are instantly recognizable, but how well do you really know them? The woodpecker facts will surprise you!

Hummingbird Predators - What Eats Hummingbirds?
Learn about hummingbird predators and what you can do to help keep your backyard hummingbirds safe.

Do Birds Eat Nuts? Yes - Learn How to Feed Them
Learn which birds eat nuts and how to offer nuts in your backyard. Includes nutrition information for bird-friendly nuts.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris
Discover the most common hummer in North America - the ruby-throated hummingbird. Learn about the bird and how to attract it to your backyard.

Red Dye In Hummingbird Nectar - Bad for Birds?
Can red dye be harmful to hummingbirds, and should you avoid it for your hummingbird nectar recipe?

Buff-Bellied Hummingbird - Amazilia yucatanensis
Meet a sought-after south Texas hummer - the buff-bellied hummingbird. Learn about this bird, as well as how to attract buff-bellied hummers.

Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Learn more about the northern cardinal - the appearance of both genders, foods, habitat, behavior and mating. Even learn to attract these birds!

Hummingbird in the House? Get Them Out Safely!
Help a trapped hummingbird in the house, garage, shed or other unsafe place. Includes tips for keeping hummingbirds out of inappropriate areas.

How Do Wild Birds Keep Cool in Summer?
Discover what wild birds do to stay cool on hot summer days, and how you can help birds beat the heat.

Do Birds Have Feelings and Emotions?
Do birds have feelings? The debate isn't over, but watching bird behavior can give clues about bird emotions.

Hummingbird Moths Are Hummingbird Imposters
Hummingbird moths look like hummingbirds, but these clues can help you avoid confusing bugs and birds.

Bird House Colors and Painting Ideas
Painted bird houses are beautiful, but are they safe for birds? These tips will help you enjoy pretty bird houses good for all nesting birds.

Can Gum Kill Birds? - Learn Why Not
Can gum kill birds? Learn the truth behind this internet hoax, including what types of litter really are a threat to birds.

Birds of Europe: Second Edition – Field Guide Review
If you are birding in Europe, you won't want to be without Birds of Europe: Second Edition. Learn why!

Sandhill Crane - Grus canadensis
Discover one of the world's tallest birds, the sandhill crane: appearance, habitat, behavior and more, plus conservation needs and tips to see sandhills.

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Do you know the most familiar oriole in eastern North America? Discover the Baltimore oriole, including how to attract them to your yard.

15 Fun Facts About Ducks - Trivia
Ducks may be familiar birds, but do you know your duck trivia? These duck facts - behaviors, breeds, diets, sounds and more - will surprise you!

How Robins Find Worms - And How You Can Help
How do robins find worms? Why are they so good at it? Learn how they do it, and how you can help them find worms more easily!

Colors That Attract Birds
Learn what colors attract birds and how to add color to your landscape for attracting birds. Includes which colors attract specific birds.

Discouraging and Controlling House Sparrows
Tips for discouraging house sparrows from monopolizing feeders and birdhouses in your backyard. Read about house sparrow history, and native bird problems.

How to Discourage and Manage House Sparrows
Tips for discouraging house sparrows from monopolizing feeders and birdhouses in your backyard. Page 2.

Why Do Birds Migrate? - Bird Migration
Why do birds migrate? The answer includes food and breeding, as well as other reasons for migration and why it is so important for birds.

Make Simple Suet for Birds - Recipe and Tips
Learn how to make suet for birds with this simple recipe. Includes tips for the best backyard suet.

25 Fun and Unusual Facts About Hummingbirds
How many hummingbirds are there? How fast do they fly? What is a hummingbird's lifespan? Learn your hummingbird facts and trivia!

Attract Cardinals To Your Backyard
Attracting northern cardinals is easy with the right food, water, shelter and nesting sites. Learn how to attract cardinals with these tips.

What Do Hummingbirds Eat? - Food for Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds need more than nectar, and knowing what hummingbirds eat can help backyard birders attract hungry hummingbirds with ease.

20 Fun Facts About Vultures - Trivia
How do vultures keep cool? Why are they bald? How do they speak? Can they fight crimes? These fun vulture facts might surprise you!

Audubon Park Wild Bird Food - Birdseed Review
Audubon Park wild bird products are popular, but are they right for your birds? Learn what is available and whether it is best for your feeders!

What Do Woodpeckers Eat? - Food Sources
Knowing what woodpeckers eat and how their diets change can help birders choose the best foods for feeding woodpeckers.

Types of Bird Sounds - Bird Noises
Many sounds birds make can be used for identification, including calls, songs and nonverbal bird noises - learn how!

What to Feed a Baby Bird for the Best Nutrition
Should you feed baby wild birds? Learn why or why not, plus get the best list of what to feed baby birds if needed.

Holiday Birding Fun
Fun ways to include birding and wild birds as part of your holiday celebrations.

Life Lists
Tips for listing birds, either in a life list or other way to keep track of species you have seen. Includes tips for rare and vagrant birds.

Seasonal Birding Tips
Birding changes with the seasons, and savvy birders change their birding techniques and locations as the seasons change so they can see and enjoy birds all year round. Includes tips for birding in spring, summer, autumn and winter for both novice and experienced birders.

Getting Birding Help
Different ways to get birding help, from submitting questions to Mailbag Monday to bird identification help and more.

Birding for Kids
Ideas to get kids interested in birding and wild birds, from unique projects for kids to homeschool lessons to fun and games.

Birding Ethics and Etiquette
Guidelines for how to be a polite and responsible birder, including ethics and etiquette for different aspects of birding.

Birding Tips for Specific Birds
Tips and tricks to sharpen your birding skills to see specific types of birds, from hummingbirds to raptors.

Who Is Georg Steller? - Famous Birders
Learn about Georg Steller and his life as a naturalist, as well as his contributions to birding and the birds named after him.

Steller's Sea-Eagle - Haliaeetus pelagicus
Learn about the world's heaviest raptor, and what else makes the Steller's sea-eagle so remarkable, including where to see one.

What Is Black Oil Sunflower Seed?
All about black oil sunflower seeds, including which birds eat these seeds, nutritional information and how to grow your own birdseed sunflowers.

When Should Bird Nests Be Removed?
Learn to remove bird nests properly, safely and legally. Not all nests should be removed, but when is nest removal best to keep birds safe?

Do Birds Mate for Life? - Pair Bonds in Wild Birds
Do birds mate for life? Birds can form long-term bonds that can seem like mating for life, but they are not emotional attachments.

Green Birding - Book Review
Learn to be a green birder and limit using internal combustion engines without limiting your enjoyment of birds with this friendly book.

Bird and Birding Book Reviews
From fiction to nonfiction, adventure to mystery, there are hundreds of entertaining and educational books about birds. These book reviews cover a wide range of books on all birding-related topics, from conservation to trivia to how-to books perfect for any type of birder.

Birding Basics
Learn how to get started birding and how to be a better birder with these basic tips and techniques covering everything from pishing and keeping a birding journal to building your life list and following birding ethics.

What Kitchen Scraps Can Birds Eat?
Learn which kitchen scraps can be good foods for birds and how to safely offer them at your backyard feeders.

When Birds Hit Windows - How to Help
Be ready to help when a bird hits a window, and know when you should contact a wildlife rehabilitator for assistance.

Protect Bird Feeders From Bears
Safely keep bears away from bird feeders, and learn what to do if a bear does become a regular backyard visitor.

How to Conserve Habitat - Protect Space for Birds
Learn 12 easy ways to help conserve and protect habitat so it is available for birds and wildlife to thrive.

Beautiful Owls – Book Review
Beautiful Owls is a glamorous book showcasing some of the world's most distinctive owls with stunning photography and informative text.

Bird-Friendly Flowerbeds
Tips for creating a bird-friendly flowerbed, including how to build a new bed, what ground cover to use, weed control and plant choices.

Understanding Why Birds Sing
Learn the different reasons why birds sing, what singing accomplishes for birds and how singing can be dangerous for birds.

Which Birds Sing the Dawn Chorus and Why
Just what is the dawn chorus, and why do birds benefit if they sing so early in the morning? Learn more, including how you can sleep in even while the birds sing.

How to Tell When Fall Migration Occurs
Learn when fall migration is, including tips for how to pinpoint the peak fall migration time in your area and how to make the most of migrating birds.

Lesser and Greater Scaup Identification Tips
Tips for identifying greater and lesser scaups with clues in appearance, range and other factors. Includes an identification quick reference table.

How to Judge a Bird's Size for Identification
Learning how to estimate a bird's size in the field can help for identification in many species. These tips help birders judge a bird's size in different ways and with different measures for an accurate identification.

Sharp-Shinned Hawk Identification
Tips for how to distinguish between Cooper's hawks and sharp-shinned hawks based on appearance, prey and behavior. Includes a quick reference table for comparisons.

Broad-Tailed and Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds ID Tips
Tips for how to tell the difference between broad-tailed hummingbirds and ruby-throated hummingbirds by appearance, sounds and range, including tips for how to identify these birds in the field.

How to Make Cooper's Hawk Identification
Tips for how to identify Cooper's hawks, including diagrams for both adult and juvenile birds, as well as a Cooper's hawk in flight.

Cooper's Hawk Identification - How to Identify Cooper's Hawks
Tips for how to identify a juvenile Cooper's hawk, including a labeled diagram of the most prominent field marks.

Cooper's Hawk Identification - How to Identify Cooper's Hawks
Tips for how to identify a Cooper's hawk in flight, including a labeled diagram of the most prominent field marks.