Birding/Wild Birds Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26
Good Bread for Feeding Birds
While bread is not usually good for birds, it is possible to feed birds good bread if you choose the right bread and make a bird-friendly
Birds that Like to Eat Cracked Corn
Cracked corn is an easily, affordable birdseed perfect for many birds. Learn how to offer cracked corn and even how to crack your own corn.
How to Make an Easy Orange Bird Feeder
Turn an orange rind into an easy bird feeder in minutes. Great for offering birds seed, mealworms, nuts, jelly or other foods.
American Goldfinch Bird Range Map
North American bird range map for the American goldfinch, showing the species' overall territory divided into breeding, non-breeding and year-round ranges. Includes discussion of where to find American goldfinches.
Dabbling Mallard. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 5.
Feeding Ducks Bread
Feeding Ducks Bread. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 6.
Mallard Drake. Birding/Wild Birds.
Mallard Hybrid. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 3.
Mallard in Flight
Mallard in Flight. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 4.
Mallards Flying. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 7.
Cassin's Finch. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 11.
Painted Bunting. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 10.
Red-Billed Firefinch. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 9.
Pine Grosbeak. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 8.
Scarlet Macaw. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 7.
Crimson Sunbird. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 6.
Crimson Rosella. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 5.
Scarlet Ibis. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 4.
Summer Tanager. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 3.
Vermilion Flycatcher. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 2.
Northern Cardinal. Birding/Wild Birds.
Mallard Chick. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 9.
Mallard Family. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 10.
Mallard Hen. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 2.
Mallard Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 8.
Raft of Mallards
Raft of Mallards. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 12.
Winter Mallard. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 11.
Mallard Duck Types with Photos
Gallery of mallard photos, including different genders, ages and habitats. Includes identification tips and other information about mallards with every photo.
American Kestrel Nest
American Kestrel Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 12.
American Robin Nest
American Robin Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 3.
Anna's Hummingbird Nest
Anna's Hummingbird Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 5.
Herring Gull Nest
Herring Gull Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 9.
House Finch Nest
House Finch Nest. Birding/Wild Birds.
Killdeer Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 8.
Mallard Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 10.
Mute Swan Nest
Mute Swan Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 6.
Northern Mockingbird Nest
Northern Mockingbird Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 4.
Pictures of Red Birds from around the Globe
Photo gallery of 12 of the world's most brilliantly colored birds with red plumage, including species from Australia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Includes a discussion of plumage color and its importance.
Red-Headed Woodpecker. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 12.
Rock Pigeon Nest
Rock Pigeon Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 7.
Vermilion Flycatcher Nest
Vermilion Flycatcher Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 2.
Yellow Warbler Nest
Yellow Warbler Nest. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 11.
Photos of Different Wild Bird Nests and Eggs
Gallery of wild bird nests and eggs with explanations of species nesting habits.
What are Seabirds? Characteristics and Types
Understanding what makes a seabird a seabird can help birders appreciate the adaptations and uniqueness of these marine birds.
Characteristics of a Wading Bird
Wading birds are instantly recognizable, but why? Knowing what makes waders unique can help birders quickly and accurately identify and appreciate all the wading birds they see.
Jamaica Hotspots for Birding
Jamaica is a fabulous birding destination, and birders who visit these top 10 birding hotspots are likely to see all the country's 28 endemic birds as well as many of its resident and migrant species.
How to Choose a Field Bag for Birding
Tips for how to choose a field bag to meet your birding needs. Includes where to buy birding field bags and alternatives to field bags.
Owl Vocabulary to Understand Their World
Vocabulary list for words related to owls. Includes brief definitions as each word relates to owls, plus links to more detailed definitions and photos.
Baby Bird Glossary including Names
Set of terms used to identify and describe baby wild birds, including definitions.
Free Online Games About Birds
Need a birdy break? Try these free online games about birds! From simple fun jigsaw puzzles to more elaborate games about migration and identification, these games will give you a fun way to enjoy birds at your computer. All games are free and do not require registration or downloads to play.
Vagrant or Accidental Birds Spotting
Vagrant birds can be exciting, but what makes birds wander far from typical ranges? Includes tips for finding and observing vagrant birds.
Winterize Bird Houses by Turning Them into Roost Boxes
It's easy to store bird houses for next spring or turn them into safe roost boxes for bird shelter all year round, and these tips can help you do just that.
Finches and Other Birds that Use Bird Houses
A list of bird species that use bird houses or nest boxes in North American and Europe, including tips for how to attract birds to bird houses.
Wedding Birdseed for Tossing over the Bride and Groom
Debunking the myth that wedding rice makes birds explode, with tips for using birdseed instead. Includes how birdseed can be a problem as well with alternatives for the wedding toss.
Decorate a Christmas Tree for the Birds
For a fun and festive project, decorate a tree to feed backyard birds! Includes tips for getting birds to use the tree and lots of decoration treat ideas.
How to Prevent Wild Bird Diseases
Tips on recognizing sick birds and what to do in the event of a disease outbreak.
Making Bulk Suet: Customize Your Blends
Knowing what unique ingredients you can add to customize your suet recipe is a great way to create special suet cakes to attract specific birds. Includes details on which birds like which ingredients, and how to customize store-bought suet cakes.
How Natural Disasters Affect Birds
Natural disasters can devastate wild birds in many ways, and understanding natural hazards can prepare birders to help birds when nature gets nasty.
Game Birds and Hunting's Role in Conservation
Birders and hunters don't have to be enemies, and hunting game birds can be beneficial for bird conservation.
Bird Lists - Lists of Birds
From state birds to species lists to geographic checklists, these bird lists can help birders keep track of the species they've seen and the birds they still want to find.
Heated Bird Baths for Cold Winter Weather
Overview of heated bird baths, including how they operate, where to purchase them and how to properly care for a heated bird bath.
Wild Turkey History and Evolution
The wild turkey is a familiar bird, but it has a crazy history that switches from being honored as a god to becoming endangered to recovering and being on the road to the White House. Do you know your wild turkey history?
Attract Birds with Shelter Right in Your Backyard
Tips for how to attract birds with different types of shelter, including both natural shelters through bird-friendly landscaping as well as supplemental bird houses and other types of shelters for birds.
Penguin Types Listed by Common Name
Alphabetical list of penguin species including common and scientific names, with notes on which penguins are threatened and endangered.
Lek Definition as It Relates to Birds
Defines the term
Use a Brush Pile to Attract Birds Looking for Shelter
A backyard brush pile can provide instant, easy shelter for backyard birds and keep them safe from predators and poor weather. These easy steps for building a brush pile can be used in any backyard for brush piles of any size.
Fruit-Bearing Trees that Attract Birds
Fruit trees are easy, delicious and nutritious natural foods for birds - learn which trees to add to your yard to feed the birds!
Black-Capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapilla
Discover the black-capped chickadee: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and more, plus how to attract these chickadees to your yard.
Attract Nuthatches to Your Backyard
Tips for attracting nuthatches to your backyard by meeting their unique needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites.
Types of Suet - Bird Suet Flavors and Shapes
Learn the different types of suet, including flavors and shapes, with tips for how to choose the best suet for your backyard birds.
Where Do Wild Birds Go at Night?
Where do all our familiar birds go at night? Learn how birds sleep and discover night migration and night singing.
Fun Wild Turkey Facts and Trivia
How many wild turkey facts do you know? This amazing trivia about turkeys will have you gobbling for more!
American Flamingo - Phoenicopterus ruber
How much do you know about the American flamingo, the only wild flamingo species to appear regularly in North America?
Cage Bird Feeder – Duncraft Squirrel Proof Selective
Squirrels raiding your feeder? The Squirrel Proof Selective caged seed feeder from Duncraft excludes squirrels and large birds with ease.
Eagles, Hawks & Owls
There are many types of birds of prey in the world, but they are all powerful hunters and scavengers. From hawks to eagles to owls, these birds of prey are beautiful birds that many birders strive to see in their native, natural habitats.
Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl
Hummingbirds are the darlings of the bird world with their jewel-tone plumage, tiny stature and vibrant personalities. Learn more about the most popular species of hummingbirds.
Warblers are small, often colorful songbirds that have beautiful vocalizations and are highly sought after for birders' life lists. With hundreds of warbler species in the world, a birder could search all their life and build a respectable life list with just these birds.
Crows, Ravens & Blackbirds
Many people use the term
Chickadees, Tits & Nuthatches
Detailed bird profiles of small, active climbing birds including chickadees, tits, titmice, wrens, kinglets and nuthatches. Each profile includes photos of the bird and descriptions of key markings, reproductive habits, diet, range, habitat, voice, conservation and tips for attracting the birds to backyards.
Informational profiles of vulture species from around the world. Each profile includes appearance, range, behavior, reproduction and other details, as well as conservation information, photos and how to add these birds to your life list.
Bird Trivia - Facts About Birds
Birds fascinate us, and there are many reasons why - these fun facts and trivia about birds highlight what makes different species unique and why we find them so amazing.
Gulls, Terns & Seabirds
Profiles of gulls, terns and other seabirds including petrels, albatrosses and penguins. Each profile includes identification tips, habitat, range, reproduction information, conservation details and other tips for seeing these birds.
Mating & Reproduction
Information about bird mating and reproduction, from courtship behavior to nesting practices to raising young birds.
Reviews of birding fiction books, including novels about birds for all ages.
Informational profiles of owls, including species from around the world. Each profile includes field marks, range, habitat, diet, voice, reproduction, conservation and tips for how to see the owl.
Profiles of goose species, including appearance and identification characteristics, habitat, range, behavior, feeding preferences, reproduction and more. Each profile includes photos and conservation concerns, as well as tips for how to see geese.
Informational profiles of penguin species, including identification details, reproduction, range, conservation and behavior. Each profile has at least one photo.
Informational profiles of swan species. Each profile includes pictures of swans as well as details about appearance, food, behavior, habitat, range, reproduction and more.
Descriptions and details of birding hotspots in Texas, including tips for planning a Texas birding trip.
Birding in Honduras
An amazingly diverse country, Honduras offers birders a wide range of birding opportunities and amazing destinations that cater to birders' needs. Learn about the best destinations in Honduras, including birder-friendly accommodations and popular hotspots.
Bird Houses and Nests
Many different birds will nest in houses, but not all houses are created equal. By understanding the features that make bird houses safe and attractive, you can choose houses that your backyard birds will appreciate for many nesting seasons. At the same time, understanding the needs of birds that build their own houses in the form of elaborate nests will help you attract all nesting birds, not just bird house tenants.
How a bird behaves can offer birders many clues about its species, age and health. Understanding bird behavior makes birding a richer, more rewarding experience, and these common bird behaviors are the ones most often seen in the field and most useful to birders.
Attract Specific Birds
Tips for attracting specific birds to your backyard by meeting the food, water, shelter and nesting requirements for only desirable, popular species.
Threats to Birds
Wild birds are at risk from many different sources, and both natural and man-made threats can pose serious problems for birds of all shapes, sizes and species. Understanding how different threats impact birds is the first step in promoting effective bird conservation to minimize the risks all birds face.
Building Bird Houses
If you want to build a bird house, knowing the right dimensions and other factors to create an attractive, safe house is essential. Birds may not be too picky about where they nest, but building the best bird house possible will give you a better chance of attracting feathered residents.
Bird House Reviews
Birders who buy bird houses want to be sure they're purchasing the best, most effective, safest homes for their backyard birds. These reviews examine every aspect of bird houses and roost boxes to provide a comprehensive overview of quality not only from a birder's perspective, but from the birds' point of view.
Seasonal Bird Feeding
Seasonal tips for feeding birds, including the best foods for different seasons and how to feed birds in spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Hummingbirds are some of the most popular birds at backyard feeders, but they won't visit seed or sunflower feeders. Understanding the best way to feed hummingbirds means knowing what they eat, using the right hummingbird nectar recipe and choosing hummingbird feeders these small birds can appreciate.
Migration - All About Bird Migration
Learn all about bird migration, including how and why birds migrate, where migration flyways are and how to help migrating birds.
Sounds & Songs
Information about bird sounds and songs, including how and why birds sing. Includes details about non-vocal bird sounds such as wing noises, woodpecker drumming and other sounds and why birds use them.
Birdseed - All About Birdseed
Learn all you need to know about birdseed, from the different types to how to grow your own birdseed to feed backyard bids. Includes tips for storing birdseed, choosing the best seed and how to tell if birdseed is bad.
All About Bird Feeders
Learn everything you need to know about bird feeders, from the different types of feeders to choosing the best feeder, where to place it to attract birds and how to clean and care for bird feeders to keep birds coming back to the buffet. Includes reviews of the top bird feeders.
Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia
Learn about the yellowest warbler, including the different types of yellow warblers and where to find them as well as attract them.
What Do Ducks Eat? - Duck Diets and Feeding
Domestic ducks eat corn and specialized feed, but what do ducks eat in the wild? These birds have an interesting and varied diet.
Fun Facts and Trivia About Wild Bird Eggs
Why are bird eggs different colors and shapes? Which eggs are the biggest or smallest? What is oology? Learn all your egg trivia!
Bird Pumpkin Carving Stencils
More than 55 bird-themed pumpkin stencils, including plenty of free patterns! Includes tips for using stencils for carving pumpkins.
Get Started Attracting Hummingbirds
Tips for beginners to easily attract backyard hummingbirds.
South Padre Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary - Texas Birding
Get big birding results in a tiny space at the South Padre Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
Wren Houses - Bird Houses for Wrens
Attract nesting wrens by using the best bird houses for wrens. Includes tips for proper dimensions for wren houses.
The Lodge at Pico Bonito - Honduras Birding
Review of The Lodge at Pico Bonito in Honduras, a luxury destination for birders visiting Central America.
White-Eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus
Discover the white-eyed vireo, including what field marks to look for if you can't see the whites of this bird's distinct eyes.
Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter Cooperii - Profile
Detailed bird profile of the Cooper's hawk: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting Cooper's hawks to your backyard as well as how to protect backyard birds from hawks.
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Detailed bird profile of the mallard: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for visiting backyard mallards.
Dihedral (Bird Wings) Definition
Defines a dihedral as it applies to bird wings and flight patterns, including how to identify birds with a dihedral.
How to Clean Under Bird Feeders - Easy Tips
Keep your bird feeding area clean by knowing how to clean under feeders. These easy tips can help!
Berry Bushes for Birds - Bird-Friendly Landscaping
Add food and shelter to your yard at the same time when you plant berry bushes for birds. Learn the best options!
Shrubs for Birds - Bird-Friendly Landscaping
Add fast, bird-friendly landscaping to your yard with these top shrubs and bushes.
Identify Birds by Bill - Bird Identification
Tips for using a bird's bill as a key identification clue, including when the bill alone can be enough for a proper identification.
Don't break your funny bone on these bird jokes! Includes trivia, facts and tidbits about all different types of funny birds.
Types of Birdseed to Buy in Each Season - Feeding Birds
Choose the best birdseed in each season by understanding birds' changing dietary needs throughout the year.
12 Types of Bird Migration
Defines 12 different types of bird migration and gives examples of many birds that use them.
A Life Gone to the Birds – Al Batt – Book Review
A collection of personal anecdotes of all things bird, Al Batt's A Life Gone to the Birds is a humorous look inside birds and birding, with a wry tone sure to keep every reader laughing.
Hats for Birding - What to Wear
Say hats off to birding with the right birding hat for comfort and practicality. These tips can help you choose the best hat for your birding needs.
Owl Species List - A-Z Owls
A-Z list of owl species, with notes about which species are threatened or endangered. Which owls have you seen?
Responsibilities of Feeding Birds - Bird Feeding Tips
Be a responsible bird feeder by taking the right steps to keep your backyard feeding areas clean, safe and healthy.
Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa
Learn about the marbled godwit, including its plumages, reproduction, diet, range, migration and more.
Learn the different species of nocturnal birds and how they are different from daytime birds.
Budgerigar - Melopsittacus undulatus
The budgerigar is a popular and familiar bird, but how much do you know about wild budgies? Get all the facts here!
How Birds Sleep - Birds at Night
Learn how birds sleep and how they stay safe while sleeping, plus how you can help them get a good night's sleep.
Birds at Play - Do Wild Birds Play?
Do wild birds play? Yes! Learn different types of play behavior and how playing helps birds develop survival skills.
How to Keep a Bird Bath Full
Keep your bird bath fresh and full with these easy tips, even if you can't refill it daily.
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
One of the most beautiful mergansers, the hooded merganser is also one of the smallest. Learn where you can see these gorgeous diving ducks!
Why Birds Breed in Summer - Bird Reproduction
Why do most birds raise families only in the summer? Learn why this is the best season for bird reproduction.
How Halloween Hurts Birds - Bird Conservation
Halloween can be a scary holiday for birds and may threaten them in many ways. Learn how to keep birds safe during the Halloween season!
Green Violet-Ear - Colibri thalassinus
Detailed profile of the green violet-ear, including reproduction, appearance, diet, range and more. Includes tips for attracting these amazing hummers.
When to Take Down Hummingbird Feeders
Learn the right time to remove hummingbird feeders in the fall, including when you may need to temporarily remove feeders during the summer.
Bird-Friendly Hotels - Birding Travel
What to look for in a bird-friendly hotel, including one that is also birder-friendly for all your birding travel.
Fall Hummingbird Feeding Tips
Enjoy feeding fall hummingbirds and help them on their migration with these backyard tips.
Types of Bird-Safe Glass
Can any glass truly be bird-safe? Learn the types of bird-friendly glass and how to make glass in your home safer for birds.
Provide Nesting Material for Hummingbirds
How to provide nesting material to hummingbirds, including preferred types of materials.
Too Many Bird Houses
Do you have too many bird houses? Learn the problems too many houses can cause, and how to decide on the right number of bird houses for your yard.
Duck Boxes - Houses for Ducks
Tips for duck boxes, including appropriate house dimensions, what ducks use houses and where to put a duck nesting box for the most effectiveness.
When to Replace a Bird House
Know the warning signs of a worn-out bird house so you can replace it at the appropriate time and keep nesting birds safe.
Choosing a Bird House
How to choose the best bird house for your backyard birds by meeting their specific nesting needs.
Varied Thrush - Ixoreus naevius
Details about the varied thrush, including reproduction, identification, habitat, range, foods and how to see and attract these colorful thrushes.
Bird Photography Ethics
Learn how to be an ethical bird photographer and get great shots without risking any harm to the birds you photograph.
Winter Bird Suet - Tips for Winter Suet Feeding
Tips for the best types of suet to offer winter birds, including the best winter ingredients and how to offer suet in winter.
Birding on a Cruise - Cruise Vacation Birding
Tips for birding during a cruise vacation, including the different types of birding cruises and how to see the most birds on any sailing.
Penguin Diet and Eating Habits
Penguins are great fishermen, but what else do these seabirds eat? Learn about penguin foods, how they forage and how you can protect their foods.
Science Fair Projects About Birds
Get students interested in birds with these bird-themed science fair projects. Includes ideas for all grade levels and different types of science.
Discouraging European Starlings From Your Yard
Tips for discouraging starlings and keeping them out of your backyard and away from your feeders.
Visiting an Aviary
Learn what you can expect when you visit an aviary, including why birds are there and how aviaries help conservation. Includes a worldwide list of aviaries.
Keeping Birdseed Dry - Feeding Birds
Tips for keeping birdseed dry in rain and snow, including why wet seed is bad for birds and birders alike.
Gambel's Quail - Callipepla gambelii
A distinct and easily recognized game bird, the Gambel's quail is a colorful southwestern bird. Learn where to see them and how to identify them.
Gila Woodpecker - Melanerpes uropygialis
Profile of the gila woodpecker, including field marks, diet, behavior, voice, reproduction and range, as well as how to attract these woodpeckers.
Bird Bath Placement
Tips for where to position a bird bath so it is safe and attractive for birds. Includes tips for different types of bath designs.
How to Find Woodpeckers - Birding Tips
Want to add woodpeckers to your life list? These tips help you learn how, when and where to find woodpeckers.
Superb Starling - Lamprotornis superbus
The superb starling is one of the world's most colorful starlings. Learn where to see this brilliant bird and what behavior you can witness.
How to Find Raptors - Raptor Birding Tips
Want to see more raptors? Use these tips to find more raptors and add them to your life list!
How to Attract Sparrows
Tips for attracting native sparrows to your backyard by providing appropriate food, water, shelter and nesting sites.
Tips for How to Attract Jays
Tips for attracting different jays by meeting their needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites. Includes tips for discouraging bully jays.
Mailbox Bird House Project
Turn a mailbox into an easy bird house with this upcycling project - fast and easy, no special skills required!
Natural Bird House Decorations
Tips for using natural materials to decorate bird houses, including simple and advanced project ideas and different materials to use.
How to Attract Winter Finches
Attract redpolls, crossbills, siskins and other popular winter finches with these backyard tips to meet their needs for food, water and shelter.
Pot Bird House Project - Upcycle Bird Houses
Easy bird house project to upcycle an old pot or kettle into a bird house. Includes mounting and decoration ideas.
Birding Club Meeting Ideas
Generate more interest in your birding club with regular meetings. Includes tips for where and when to schedule meetings, plus popular activity ideas.
Volunteer Opportunities for Birders
Learn how you can volunteer for birds, including how to be the best bird volunteer you can.
How Birds Get Their Names
What can you learn about a bird from its name? Learn how birds get their names and how useful those names can be for identification.
Seabird Identification Tips - Identify Seabirds
Learn how to identify seabirds with a variety of visual and behavioral clues. Includes tips for seabird identification equipment.
Black-and-White Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Detailed bird profile of the black-and-white warbler, including identification, reproduction, habitat, range, behavior and more.
Types of Field Bags
Discussion of different types of field bags, including how to determine which type of bag is best for your birding needs.
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
The northern pintail is an elegant dabbling duck found in the Northern Hemisphere, but can you identify them?
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
The eastern kingbird is a widespread and distinctive flycatcher. Learn how to recognize these birds, where you can see them and how they behave.
Barrow's Goldeneye - Bucephala islandica
Beautiful, sleek and elegant, the Barrow's goldeneye is a treat for birders to see. Learn more about this northern diving duck, including where, when and how to add it to your life list.
Bluebird Houses - Put Up Bird Houses for Bluebirds
Tips for providing safe, attractive houses for bluebirds. Includes proper house dimensions, mounting tips and more to encourage bluebird nesting.
Molting - How and Why Birds Molt
Why is molting so important to birds? Learn why birds molt, the mechanics of molting and how you can help keep birds safe while they replace feathers.
Bird Feeder Garland Project
Attract backyard birds with this easy edible garland bird feeder project. Includes a list of appropriate foods and tips for hanging the garland.
Edible Bird Houses
Discussion of edible bird houses as both feeders and houses, including birds that use them and where to buy edible bird houses.
Scarlet Macaw - Ara macao
Detailed bird profile of the scarlet macaw, including identification marks, reproduction, diet, habitat, range and conservation.
Muffin Tin Bird Feeder Project - Recycled Bird Feeders
Turn an old muffin pan into a simple bird feeder with just a few easy steps. Includes suggestions for what foods to offer in this upcycled feeder.
Removing Insects From Bird Houses
Tips for getting rid of insects in bird houses, including what not to do so birds stay safe.
How Birds See Color - Bird Vision
Learn how birds see color differently from humans, and what that color sense tells us about bird behavior and how to improve our birding.
Bird Foraging Behavior - How Birds Get Food
How do birds gather food when they all eat different things? Learn about how birds eat and how to use that behavior for bird identification.
Bird Stress - Tension in Birds
Birds can get just as stressed out as humans - learn the signs of bird stress and how you can help backyard birds stay safe and relaxed.
Barn Swallow Range Map - Bird Maps
Complete range map for barn swallows all year round, including a discussion of this widespread swallow's favorite habitats.
Bird Bill Parts Diagram
Learn the parts of a bird's bill with this labeled diagram, including a discussion of bill anatomy and identifying birds by their bills.
Identify a Non-Breeding Audubon's Warbler - Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Labeled photo to identify a winter or female Audubon's yellow-rumped warbler, including key field mark discussion.
Identify a Non-Breeding Myrtle Warbler - Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Labeled photo to identify a non-breeding yellow-rumped warbler of the eastern Myrtle subspecies.
Identify a Male Audubon's Warbler - Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Labeled photo to identify the breeding male Audubon's warbler, a western subspecies of yellow-rumped warbler.
Identify a Myrtle Warbler - Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Labeled photo to identify male breeding yellow-rumped warblers of the Myrtle subspecies, including key field mark discussion.
Yellow-Rumped Warbler Identification - ID Diagrams
Labeled photograph to identify a yellow-rumped warbler from the back. Includes a discussion of key field marks.
Identify a Molting Starling
Labeled photo of a molting juvenile starling with identification tips and field marks discussed.
Juvenile Starling Identification
Labeled photo of a juvenile common starling (European starling) with key field marks noted for identification help.
Identify Non-Breeding Starlings
Labeled photo of a common or European starling in winter plumage with key field marks discussed for identification.
Parts of a Shorebird - Shorebird Anatomy
Learn the parts of a shorebird with this labeled sanderling photo. Includes descriptions of shorebird anatomy with identification tips.
Identify a Breeding European Starling
Labeled photo of a common or European starling in breeding plumage, with tips for proper identification.
10 Ways to Help Ducks - Duck Conservation
Tips for how to help ducks all over the world, with simple steps any birder can take to promote duck conservation.
Four Requirements for Attracting Backyard Birds
Overview of the four requirements for attracting backyard birds.
Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds
Types of flowers that attract hummingbirds and tips for planting a hummingbird garden.
How Do Airports Prevent Bird Strikes?
Airports can use multiple wildlife conservation and management techniques to minimize the risk of bird strikes. Learn more about modifications here.
Fireworks Safety for Wild Birds - Bird Fireworks Safety Tips
Keep wild birds safe from improper firework use, and learn how to protect birds from fireworks without avoiding these colorful celebrations.
The Importance of Bird Conservation
Bird conservation is important for many reasons, including ecology, education, appreciation, biodiversity and environmental awareness, and there are many ways anyone can help.
Bird-Window Collisions Prevention and Solutions
Tips for how to prevent bird window collisions with solutions to be used both inside and outside.
Risks to Raptors - Threats to Birds of Prey
Descriptions of different threats to bird of prey populations, including what individuals can do to promote raptor conservation and minimize those threats.
How to Store Birdseed - Storage Tips
Tips for how to store birdseed properly so it is fresh and usable for months. Includes tips for determining when birdseed has gone bad.
Birdfeeders - Easy Types of Birdfeeders
Three types of birdfeeders that are easy to use for all backyard birds.
Birdfeeder Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Tips for effectively cleaning birdfeeders to attract more birds and minimize diseases.
Feed Orioles in Your Backyard
Get started feeding orioles in your backyard. Learn what foods they eat and different oriole feeders you can choose.
Different Types of Hummingbird Feeders
Descriptions of different types of hummingbird feeders and what to consider when choosing a hummingbird feeder.
What Is White Proso Millet Birdseed?
White proso millet is a popular birdseed with good nutrition that will attract a wide variety of backyard birds. These tips can help you offer millet appropriately and even grow your own.
Tips for Feeding Birds in the Winter
Tips for feeding backyard birds in the winter, including the best types of feeders and seed to keep birds happy and healthy in the worst weather.
Life Lists - Easily Add More Birds Your List
Have you found a new lifer today? Learn the five stages of building your life list and how to add new birds to your list with each one.
Birding Supplies - Choose Your Best Field Guide
Which field guide is right for you? Learn what factors to check when choosing a birding guide and how to try guides before you buy one.
Carnivorous Bird Definition - Carnivore - Bird Diets
Defines the term carnivorous as it applies to birds, including different types of carnivores, species examples and prey birds prefer.
Diving Duck Definition
Defines the term
Types of Birdbaths - Birdbath Designs
Descriptions of different types of birdbaths and what options are available in birdbath designs.
Choosing a Birdbath - Options and Tips
Tips for how to choose a birdbath for attracting birds to your backyard.
List of Official State Birds
List of official state birds for all 50 states.
How to Identify Birds by Sound - Birding by Ear
Tips for how to identify birds by sound, including how to listen to bird songs and what to listen for to get a positive bird identification.
Male and Female Birds - Gender Identification
Learn how to tell the gender of wild birds using both appearance and behavior for sex determination.
Tips for Identifying Baby and Juvenile Birds
Juvenile birds can be challenging to identify, but these tips can make it easy to spot young birds and determine what species they are.
Birding: Three Steps to Bird Identification
Three key steps for wild bird identification: observation, research and comparison.
How to Recognize and Identify Sick Birds
Tips for recognizing sick birds by appearance and behavior. Includes easy tips to help birds heal.
Fledgling Bird Definition
Defines the term
Defines brood as a noun and a verb with how it relates to birds, including brood sizes, how birds brood their eggs and identification tips for broods.
Bird Suet Definition
Defines the term
Detailed profile for the gray partridge, including field marks, reproduction, diet, conservation and tips for seeing and attracting gray partridges.
A-Z Duck Species List
A-Z list of wild duck species, with common and scientific names as well as threatened or endangered status. Discusses why duck names can be confusing.
How to Offer Nuts to Backyard Birds
Hummingbird: Basics, Identification, Feeding (Index)
Everything you ever wanted to know about hummingbirds, from what makes these flying jewels special to how to attract them, feed them and make them welcome in your backyard. Includes profiles of hummingbird species, identification tips and hummingbird conservation.
Educational Benefits of Bird Watching for Children
Birding is a fun and educational hobby for children and they can learn not only topics, but also important secondary skills that will be valuable all their lives.
Birding/ Bird-Related Projects for Children
Five unique birding projects for children, including study questions.
Adopt a Bird - Practice Bird Conservation by Sponsoring Wild Birds
Details about adopting or sponsoring wild birds, including 10 organizations that offer wild bird adoptions for conservation efforts.
Defines the term
Brood Patch Definition
Defines the term
Attract Birds During Migration - How to Attract Migrating Birds
Tips for attracting migrating birds to your backyard in spring and fall.
What is Birding? - Birding Basics
Birding is more than just a hobby, it is good exercise, a popular activity for all ages and a great companion to many other hobbies.
Birding Etiquette - Etiquette Tips for Birders
Etiquette tips for birders in groups or individually.
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Detailed bird profile of the bald eagle: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction.
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Detailed bird profile of the turkey vulture: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction.
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Detailed bird profile of the song sparrow: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting song sparrows to your backyard.
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
Detailed bird profile of the spotted towhee: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting spotted towhees to your backyard.
Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta
Detailed bird profile of the western meadowlark: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting western meadowlarks to your backyard.
Basic Supplies Every Birder Needs
Birding supply recommendations for beginning birders.
Defines the term “morph” as it applies to bird plumage.
Defines the term
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Detailed bird profile of the common raven: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior, voice and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting ravens to your backyard.
Pine Siskin - Carduelis pinus
Detailed bird profile of the pine siskin: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting pine siskins to your backyard.
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos
Detailed bird profile of the northern mockingbird: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting northern mockingbirds to your backyard.
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
Detailed bird profile of the peregrine falcon: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction.
Types of Birding Tour Companies - Birding Tours
Descriptions of different types of birding tour companies with multiple examples of current worldwide, regional and bird-specific companies.
How to Tell Between the Downy and Hairy Woodpecker
Tips for identifying differences between downy woodpeckers and hairy woodpeckers based on appearance, behavior, range and sounds. See reference table.
How to Identify Hummingbirds
Tips for identifying different hummingbird species by appearance, behavior and territory.
Tips for How to Identify Sparrows
Tips for how to identify sparrows by field marks, behavior, song and range, including what equipment and preparation is recommended for proper bird identification.
California Quail - Callipepla californica
Detailed bird profile of the California quail, the state bird of California: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting California quail to your backyard.
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Detailed bird profile of the Eurasian collared-dove: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting Eurasian collared-doves to your backyard.
Dark-Eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Detailed bird profile of the dark-eyed junco: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting dark-eyed juncos to your backyard.
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
Detailed bird profile of the great crested flycatcher: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting great crested flycatchers to your backyard.
Hairy Woodpecker - Picoides villosus
Detailed bird profile of the hairy woodpecker: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting hairy woodpeckers to your backyard.
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon
Detailed bird profile of the house wren: apperance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting house wrens to your backyard.
Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus
Detailed bird profile of the loggerhead shrike: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting loggerhead shrikes to your backyard.
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Detailed bird profile of the mourning dove: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting mourning doves to your backyard or discouraging them if they're considered a nuisance.
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens
Detailed bird profile of the downy woodpecker: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting these woodpeckers to your backyard.
Red-Tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Detailed bird profile of the red-tailed hawk: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction.
Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus
The rufous hummingbird is stunning and aggressive - learn about this hummer's habitat, behavior and more, plus how to attract them to your yard.
Hummingbirds and Pollination
How hummingbirds pollinate flowers, including how flowers have evolved to encourage hummingbird pollination.
Hummingbird Identification Chart
Hummingbird identification chart for all species in the United States and Canada. Includes key field marks, range and other ID clues.
What Not to Do if You Find a Baby Bird
Tips for how to protect baby birds by not making critical mistakes when you find them. Learn how to care for baby birds and when to leave them alone.
Where and Where Not to Buy Bird Houses
Learn the best and worst places to buy bird houses, including how to choose the best houses for your backyard birds.
Feeding Hummingbird Insects
Tips for providing insects to hummingbirds in the backyard, including what insects these birds eat and how to give them a balanced diet.
How to Attract Wrens - Attracting Wrens
Tips for attracting different wrens to the backyard by meeting their needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites.
Birding by Bike
Tips for birding by bike, including how to prepare your bike, choose a birding route and stay safe while riding.
Red-Shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
Detailed profile of the red-shouldered hawk, including identification tips, range, behavior, nesting, conservation and more.
Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
Detailed profile of the common kingfisher, including appearance and identification, range, habitat, feeding, behavior, reproduction and conservation.
Calcium for Birds
Tips for offering calcium to nesting wild birds, including why you should have it at your feeders.
American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis
Detailed bird profile of the American goldfinch: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting American goldfinches to your backyard.
American Robin - Turdus migratorius
Detailed bird profile of the American Robin (Turdus migratorius): appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting American robins to your backyard.
Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna
Detailed profile of the Anna's hummingbird: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting Anna's hummingbirds to your backyard.
Barn Owl - Tyto alba
Detailed bird profile of the barn owl: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting barn owls to your backyard.
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata - Corvidae
How much do you know about the blue jay? Learn their appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction, as well as range and voice.
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
Detailed bird profile of the eastern bluebird: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting eastern bluebirds to your backyard.
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus - Plovers
How much do you really know about the killdeer? Learn about this plover's behavior, diet, mating, chicks, vocalizations and more.
Birding tips and birding travel destinations and hotspots in the United States.
Overviews and tips for the best birding destinations worldwide, from specific states and countries to specific bird preserves, nature reserves, aviaries and other places to see birds.
Knowing how to care for your bird feeders will keep them more attractive to birds for a longer period of time, allowing you to feed birds without always needing new feeders. Includes tips for cleaning bird feeders, deterring squirrels and other pests and seasonal tips to make the most of your feeders.
Birding tips and destination hotspots for the Caribbean island of Jamaica.
Tips and destination hotspots for birding in Nevada.
Birding tips and the best birding destinations in the state of Utah.
How You Can Help - Help Bird Conservation
There are many easy ways birders can help protect their favorite feathered friends. These tips can give you ideas for helping birds every day of the year.
Learn more birding skills with these how-to books on every aspect of birding, from finding birds to identification to pishing and more.
Cuckoos & Trogons
Detailed bird profiles of various cuckoo, turaco, ani and trogon species. Includes photos of each species as well as tips for finding and identifying cuckoos and trogons.
Mockingbirds & Thrashers
Informational bird profiles of different mockingbird and thrasher species, including photos of each bird species and tips for identification.
Larks & Pipits
Informational profiles about larks, pipits and similar small birds. Includes photos of each species and tips for seeing or attracting them.
Nighthawks & Nightjars
Nighthawks, nightjars and similar bird species share common characteristics and can be difficult to tell apart. Learn more about individual species, including how to identify them, where to find them and what behaviors you can expect to see.
Difficult Bird Identifications
Some birds are harder to identify than others because they have near-twins that look very similar. These tricky bird identifications may be difficult, but they're not impossible with the right tips.
Attracting Birds in Different Seasons - Seasonal Tips for Attracting Birds
How to attract birds changes in every season, from spring plants to summer feeding to fall leaves to winter shelters. Understanding these seasonal tips for attracting birds can help you make the most of your backyard birds all year round.
Grouse, Quail & Pheasants
Grouse, quail and pheasants are all types of game birds, but hunting varies for all these species. They share chicken-like characteristics and range in size and color, but have similar round bodies and often wary personalities.
Shorebirds & Waders
Shorebirds and waders are a widely varied group of birds that includes sandpipers, plovers, avocets, stilts, bitterns, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, flamingos and more. Despite their differences, however, these birds all share a preference for shore habitats, including lakes, marshes, rivers, coastlines and similar ranges.
Grosbeaks & Buntings
Detailed bird profiles of grosbeaks, buntings, tanagers and related birds. Profiles include information about each bird's appearance, diet, range, habitat, reproduction, voice and behavior, as well as tips for appropriate conservation and attracting each species.
Swifts & Swallows
Informational profiles of different types of swifts, swallows and martins. Profiles include photos and descriptions, reproduction information and details about habitat, range, voice, behavior, conservation and attracting each species.
Dippers & Kingfishers
Detailed bird profiles of different dipper and kingfisher species.
Flowerpeckers & Sunbirds
Informational bird profiles of flowerpeckers and sunbirds. Each profile includes overall appearance, identification characteristics, behavior, reproduction, range, feeding habits and conservation information. Also features tips for how to see or attract each species.
Detailed bird profiles of thrush species, including appearance, reproduction, diet, habitat, range and more. Includes thrushes from around the world, such as the hermit thrush, American robin, European robin and different bluebirds.
Doves & Pigeons
Detailed bird profiles of different species of doves and pigeons from around the world. Each profile includes information on appearance, range, diet, reproduction, habitat, conservation and attracting the species.
Finding Specific Birds
Learn where to find specific target birds, with tips for how to plan your birding travel so you don't miss exactly the birds you hope to see.
Jays & Orioles
Jays and orioles are some of the most colorful birds that can be found in the backyard. Learn more about the most popular jays and orioles with these informational profiles covering appearance, reproduction, habitat, range, diet, conservation and more, including tips for attracting these birds.
Bird Feeder Reviews - Reviews of Bird Feeders
Reviews of different types of bird feeders, including critical analysis of each feeder, prices and where they can be purchased.
Pictures of Birds - Submit Your Bird Pictures
Submit your photos of birds, either from the field or right in your backyard.
Bird Photo Galleries - Pictures of Birds - Bird Photographs
Collection of bird photo galleries organized by species, family or appearance. Includes pictures of birds from around the world and information on pictured species.
Bird Vocabulary - H-K
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters H-K. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.
Bird Vocabulary - N-O
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters N-O. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.
Bird Vocabulary - U-Z
Glossary of bird and birding vocabulary terms starting with letters U-Z. Each definition includes pronunciation, examples, synonyms and other information as appropriate.
Other Foods for Birds - Feeding Birds More Than Birdseed
Understanding what birds eat and offering the right foods for birds is the best way to feed backyard birds so they have a nutritious diet. The best foods for birds are healthier and will attract more birds, and here you will find descriptions and discussions of the different types of foods for wild birds so you can make the best choice for what to offer at your backyard buffet.
Bird baths can attract a wide range of bird species to your backyard, because while not all birds will visit feeders or nest in houses, many more will drink or bathe in a bird bath. These tips about bird baths can help you understand the different kinds of baths, how to choose the best one for your birds and how to use it effectively in your bird-friendly landscaping.
Bird-Friendly Landscaping - Landscaping Tips to Attract Birds
The best way to attract birds to your backyard is with a bird-friendly landscape. These tips can help you choose the right trees, flowers, shrubs and overall landscape design to attract a wide range of birds.
Downy Woodpecker – Female
Downy Woodpecker – Female. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 8.
Downy Woodpecker – Male
Downy Woodpecker – Male. Birding/Wild Birds.
Hairy Woodpecker – Male
Hairy Woodpecker – Male. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 9.
Hairy Woodpecker – Female
Hairy Woodpecker – Female. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 2.
Northern Flicker in Snow
Northern Flicker in Snow. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 10.
Male Northern Flicker – Juvenile
Male Northern Flicker – Juvenile. Page 5.
Pileated Woodpecker – Male
Pileated Woodpecker – Male. Page 4.
Red-Bellied Woodpecker – Female
Red-Bellied Woodpecker – Female. Page 6.
Red-Headed Woodpecker. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 3.
Downy Woodpecker. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 12.
Red-Bellied Woodpecker – Male
Red-Bellied Woodpecker – Male. Page 7.
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. Birding/Wild Birds. Page 11.
Gallery of woodpecker photos representing seven of the most common woodpecker bird species.
Attract Birds to a New Bird Feeder
Attract birds to a new feeder by knowing the best styles to choose, feeder locations and seed preferences.
Tips to Stop Birds Attacking Windows
Tips to stop birds from attacking windows and mirrors, including why they peck their reflections and what birds can be this aggressive.
How and Why Wild Birds Decorate Their Nests
Bird nests are works of art - but why? Learn how birds decorate their nests and why it matters.
Packing for a Birding Trip - Save on Luggage
Tips for easy packing when you travel for birding, plus how to save money on luggage fees and keep your gear safe.
Classic Hummingbird Nectar Recipe - Best for Birds
Classic hummingbird nectar recipe with safe tips for feeding hummingbirds nectar.
Ladder-Backed Woodpecker - Picoides scalaris
The ladder-backed woodpecker is a southwestern specialty that loves arid habitats. Learn to recognize this bird and attract it to your yard.
Bird Courtship and Mating Rituals
Bird courtship includes many unique displays to attract suitable mates. Learn these behaviors and why birds have such elaborate rituals.
Thaw a Frozen Bird Bath Without Damage
Quick, easy, safe ways to thaw a frozen bird bath without damaging the basin to make sure birds always have liquid water available.
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
The tufted duck is distinct but gets around - learn this bird's widespread range, how many other species is breeds with and more.
What to Feed Ducks - Best Nutrition
If you want to feed ducks or geese at a local pond, offer these nutritious treats instead of unhealthy bread.
Is Feeding Ducks Bread Bad? Learn the Facts!
Feeding ducks bread is unhealthy and can lead to malnutrition, diseases and bad behavior, but there are many healthier treats to feed ducks.
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia - Doves
Discover the rock pigeon, one of the most familiar birds in the world, including what to do if it is TOO familiar.
Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata - Spoonbill Duck
Discover the northern shoveler and what makes this amazing duck unique, including how to see it in the wild.
Bird Melanism - About Dark Melanistic Birds
Learn about bird melanism, including how it affects birds and useful tips for identifying melanistic birds.
What to Do if You Find a Baby Bird
Learn how to help a baby bird, including when leaving the bird alone is the best option for its survival.
Say Bird in 30+ Different Languages
Learn to say bird in more than 30 languages with the right pronunciation, plus tips for birding in an area where you don't speak the language.
Get Rid of Woodpeckers Without Hurting Birds
Tips to get rid of woodpeckers and stop woodpecker damage on houses and other buildings, without hurting the birds.
Causes of Bird Die-Offs - What Kills Flocks of Birds
Bird die-offs occur for many reasons, both natural and artificial, and these aflockalypse events are not always reason to worry.
Chicks and Ducklings - The Worst Easter Gifts
Easter chicks and ducklings are popular gifts, but not always good ones. Learn the dangers they pose and what alternatives are better.
When Exactly Is Hummingbird Migration?
If you know when hummingbirds migrate, you can easily attract them. Learn when to prepare for hummingbirds every spring and fall.
Eco-Strong Upside Down Suet Feeder - Feeder Reviews
Try Duncraft's Eco-Strong Upside Down Suet Feeder, a clever design for clinging birds that prevents larger birds from stealing suet.
Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres - Shorebirds
One of the world's most widespread shorebirds, the ruddy turnstone is a distinctive bird with unique feeding tactics and colorful breeding plumage.
Summer Tanager - Piranga rubra - Red Birds
Learn about the summer tanager: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting these birds to your yard.
Other Birds That Visit Hummingbird Feeders
Learn what other birds visit nectar feeders, and how to welcome all birds to your yard without discouraging hummingbirds.
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor - Swans - Anatidae
One of the most familiar swans, the mute swan is easily identified and seen in widespread areas. But what else do you know about these elegant waterfowl?
Flycatcher Identification Tips - Identifying Birds
Does identifying flycatchers give you fits? Use these tips to stay calm and confident with these very confusing birds, from empids to tyrants.
15 Fun Facts About Penguins - Penguin Trivia
How much do you know about penguins? Learn how big and small they are, how long they live, what they eat and more - these fun facts may surprise you!
What Is the Great Backyard Bird Count?
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a highlight of winter birding. Learn what it is and get tips for participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Eco-Strong Double Decker Feeder - Review
Discover the Eco-Strong Double Decker Feeder from Duncraft - this hanging platform is a must-have for extra feeding space and superior durability!
Perky-Pet Adjustable Platform Feeder Review
Want to use a platform feeder without worrying about squirrels? Try the Adjustable Platform Feeder from Perky-Pet with its built-in baffle.
Red Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra - Common Crossbill
Learn about the red crossbill, including its unique bill shape, how and what it eats, where it lives and how the species may be reclassified.
20 Fun Facts About Owls - Interesting Owl Trivia
How much do you really know about owls? These 20 fun trivia facts about owls may surprise you!
Evergreen Trees for Birds - Bird-Friendly Landscaping
Discover what evergreen trees really are and how they meet all of birds' basic needs. Includes a list of the best evergreens for bird-friendly yards.
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe - Flycatchers
The eastern phoebe may have confusingly dull plumage but it has a distinctive voice - learn more about these birds and how to find them!
Birds and Drones - Technology and Conservation
Are drones harmful or helpful to birds? Learn both sides of the story, and how responsible drone use is always best to protect birds and other wildlife.
Where to See Penguins - Wild Penguin Ranges
Where would you go to see wild penguins and add them to your life list? These top penguin destinations are more widespread than you may think.
Omnivorous Definition - Omnivore - Bird Diets
Defines omnivorous as it relates to a bird's diet and food preferences, with examples of omnivorous birds, what they eat and how their diets change.
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris - Common Starling
Learn about the European (common) starling: appearance, diet, habitat, behavior and reproduction, including where these birds are native or invasive.
Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus
How much do you know about the vermilion flycatcher? Learn this bird's appearance, foods, habitat, behavior, range and reproduction.
Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus - Wild Chicken
Learn about the original chicken, the red junglefowl: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction, as well as its ancestral range.
American Coot - Fulica americana - Water Birds
Don't be a grumpy old coot - learn about the American coot! Includes appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and tips for finding American coots.
Crested Barbet - Trachyphonus vaillantii
Learn about the crested barbet, one of the most distinctive barbets in Africa, including where to see it, what it eats and what threatens these birds.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus - Passeridae
Profile of the Eurasian tree sparrow: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting these sparrows to your backyard.
Porpoising Definition - How Birds Swim - Penguins
Defines porpoising as a type of swimming, with the benefits of porpoising, adaptations birds have for swimming and what birds use this technique.
15 Fun Facts About Gulls - Gull Trivia - Seagulls
Do you know which gull is the biggest or smallest? How long do gulls live? Which state has a gull mascot? Get the answers and even more gull trivia!
So Your HOA Doesn't Allow Bird Feeders
Does your HOA prohibit bird feeders? There are still great ways to feed the birds and other tricks to attract backyard birds without attracting HOA fines.
Owlet Definition - What Is an Owlet? - Baby Owls
Learn about owlets as part of an owl’s life cycle and characteristics shared by all baby owls, as well as mature owls that are called owlets.
Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis
Learn about the black-bellied whistling-duck and the unique habits that make this tropical duck so distinctive and memorable.
Bird Lifespans - Life Expectancy
Discover how long birds live and what factors affect their lifespans.
Birding Acronyms - Acronyms and Abbreviations for Birders
Explanations and a list of birding acronyms useful for field notes, texting reports and filenames, including bird species acronyms and other popular birding acronyms.
Color Yourself Smart: Birds of North America - Review
Learn more about birds as you color these detailed illustrations and enjoy the concise trivia and unique information this book provides.
Wood Duck - Aix Sponsa - Anatidae - Ducks
How much do you know about one of the world's most beautiful ducks? Learn the range, habitat, reproduction, diet, behavior and voice of the wood duck.
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus forficatus
The scissor-tailed flycatcher is a distinct and elegant bird - learn about its range, habitat, diet, reproduction and other traits.
Little Penguin - Eudyptula minor - The Smallest Penguin
What do you know about the littlest penguin species? Learn the range, behavior, diet, reproduction and other facts about the little penguin.
Steller's Jay - Cyanocitta stelleri - Corvidae
Learn all about the Steller's jay: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting these jays to your backyard.
NePo Suet – Premium Suet – Bird Food Review
Review of NePo Suet Company products for feeding backyard birds, including assorted suet cakes and suet crumbles.
Warbler Identification Tips - How to Identify Warblers
Learn how to identify warblers by sight, range, habitat, sounds and behavior. Includes suggestions for supplies for warbler identification.