Birding/Wild Birds Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

Sounds Ducks Make - Duck Calls
Learn the different duck sounds and how to use them to identify ducks.

Magnificent Hummingbird Range Map
Learn where to see magnificent hummingbirds, including which habitats these beautiful hummers prefer.

Polytypic Definition
Learn the definition of polytypic and what it means to bird species and birders.

How to Choose a Birding Festival
Tips to choose the best birding festival to meet your birding goals.

Free Bluebird House Plans - Build a Bluebird House
Use these free bluebird house plans to attract nesting bluebirds to your yard.

Operation RubyThroat
Learn about Operation RubyThroat, including how to get involved in this detailed project and help these popular hummers.

How to Attract Nesting Hummingbirds
Tips for attracting nesting hummingbirds by creating a safe environment that gives the birds what they need to raise their families.

Mealworms for Birding - Feeding Birds Mealworms
Learn all about mealworms, including what birds eat them and how to raise your own to offer birds a healthy treat.

Magnificent Hummingbird - Eugenes fulgens
Detailed bird profile of the magnificent hummingbird: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting magnificent hummingbirds to your backyard.

Hoatzin - Opistohocomus hoazin
Learn about one of the world's most unusual birds, the hoatzin of South America, including what makes this bird so very weird.

Birds of Western Africa - Field Guide Review
Covering more than 1,200 species with superb illustrations and detailed maps, Birds of Western Africa is the ultimate regional field guide.

Bird Wing Shapes - Bird Identification
Learn the different basic wing shapes and how those shapes can help with proper bird identification.

Bird Record Breakers - Amazing Bird Records
How many of these amazing bird physical and behavioral records do you know? You'll be amazed!

Smew - Mergellus albellus
Learn all about the smew, the smallest merganser and one of the most distinctive with its pied plumage.

Rainbow Lorikeet Range Map
Learn where in the world to see wild rainbow lorikeets, including what types of habitats they prefer and where they have been introduced.

Ratite Definition
Learn what makes a bird a ratite, and why ratites are unique.

Orange-Crowned Warbler Range Map
Detailed range map for the orange-crowned warbler, including vagrant sightings and preferred habitats.

How to Focus Binoculars - Diopter Adjustment Steps
Step-by-step instructions for how to focus binoculars, including diopter adjustment steps and other tips for fixing blurry binoculars.

Spring Bird Bath Tips
Tips to keep your spring bird bath fresh, clean and full for all birds to use.

Clark's Nutcracker Range Map
Learn where to see the Clark's nutcracker, including what habitat it prefers and how its range can change based on food supplies.

Can Birds Get Fat?
Birds don't gain weight the way humans do, but they can look fat - learn why, and learn how birds keep their weight down.

Cacatuidae Bird Family
Learn about the Cacatuidae bird family, including which birds it includes and how they are unique.

Yellow Warbler Range Map
Detailed range map for the yellow warbler, including both summer and winter ranges along with a discussion of preferred habitats.

Rosy-Faced Lovebird Range Map
Native range map for the rosy-faced lovebird, including what habitats these birds prefer as well as where feral colonies are located worldwide.

10 Rudest Birding Behaviors
Are you a rude birder? Learn the rudest birding behaviors - and how to stay polite.

How Climate Change Helps Birds
Climate change affects all birds, but not always negatively. Learn how a changing climate may actually benefit birds.

Seed-Bearing Flowers for Birds
Planting seed-bearing flowers for birds is an easy and effective way to attract birds to your backyard with a natural food source. These most popular seed-bearing flowers are perfect for attracting finches, sparrows, towhees and other bird species to your yard.

When Do Birds Begin Spring Migration?
Tips for learning when your peak spring migration period is so you can take advantage of the best seasonal birding. Includes a discussion of factors that affect when spring migration is, from geography to food supplies to weather patterns.

Spring Birding Tips - Tips for Birding in Spring
Tips for birding in spring, including where to find birds and how to make the most of birding during spring migration.

Prepare Your Backyard for Spring Birds - Attract Spring Birds
Tips for how to prepare your backyard for spring birds by meeting their needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites.

Attracting Birds in Spring - How to Attract Backyard Birds in Spring
Tips for attracting backyard birds in the spring and encouraging them to stay nearby all year long.

Names of Flamingo Species List
There are only six species of flamingos in the world - do you know them all, and do you know which ones are threatened?

How Oil Affects Birds
Oil spills and pollution affect birds in many fatal ways, from damaging feathers to destroying habitats and killing food sources. Learn how oil affects birds, and how you can help keep birds clean and safe.

European Greenfinch - Carduelis chloris
Learn more about the European greenfinch, greenie and green linnet - all the same beautiful bird.

How Spring and Fall Migration Differ
Top 10 differences between spring and fall migration, including how birders can take advantage of the great birding in each season.

Gray Jay Range Map
Learn where to see gray jays, including what habitats they prefer and how their range may change seasonally.

How Birds Get Ready for Spring
Birds adapt their behavior as the seasons change - learn how they get ready for spring.

Green-Winged Teal - Anas crecca
Learn about the green-winged teal, a beautiful and widespread dabbling duck.

Threats to Penguins and Penguin Conservation
Discussion of the threats penguins face today, including tips everyone can follow to help penguin conservation.

Varied Thrush Range Map - Bird Maps
Varied thrush range map, including migration discussion and habitats these elusive thrushes prefer.

Psittacidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the Psittacidae family of birds, including what characteristics these true parrots share and examples of popular Psittacines.

Birding Festivals in February - February Bird Festivals
Comprehensive list of birding festivals in February, including dates and activities for each festival. Each entry includes a link to the official festival website.

Birding Festivals in February - February Bird Festivals
Comprehensive list of birding festivals in February, including dates and activities for each festival. Each entry includes a link to the official festival website.

Birding Festivals in February - February Bird Festivals
Comprehensive list of birding festivals in February, including dates and activities for each festival. Each entry includes a link to the official festival website.

Birding Festivals in March - March Bird Festivals
Comprehensive directory of birding festivals in March, including examples of festival activities and links to official websites for each festival.

Birding Festivals in March - March Bird Festivals
Comprehensive directory of birding festivals in March, including examples of festival activities and links to official websites for each festival.

Birding Festivals in March - March Bird Festivals
Comprehensive directory of birding festivals in March, including examples of festival activities and links to official websites for each festival.

Gray Jay - Perisoreus canadensis
Have you been visited by a camp robber or hustled by a whiskey jack? You've seen a gray jay!

More Fun With Bluebirds
Enjoy many ways to have fun with bluebirds - crafts, sports, collectibles, treats and more!

Emu Range Map
Learn where to see an emu, including what habitats it prefers.

American Tree Sparrow - Spizella arborea
The American tree sparrow can be a confusing bird, since its breeding range is in Canada and it doesn't use trees. Learn more about these birds!

Warm Supplies for Winter Birding - Cold Weather Gear
It's never too cold to go birding when you have the right gear to keep warm!

Pinion - Bird Wings
Learn what a bird's pinion is, and what happens to a bird if it is pinioned.

Penguin Birding Travel - See Wild Penguins
Are you ready to travel to see penguins? Learn where to go and how to prepare for the trip so you don't miss a moment of penguin fun.

10 Ways to Help Penguins - Penguin Conservation
Learn what steps you can easily take to help promote penguin conservation right at home.

Greater Sage-Grouse Range Map
Learn where to find a greater sage-grouse, including what type of habitat it prefers and what factors threaten that habitat.

SANCCOB Saves Seabirds
Support one of the world leaders in seabird and penguin rehabilitation by learning about SANCCOB, including how to join.

Bird Feet - Foot Anatomy
Learn the different types of bird feet, how birds use their feet and what is unique about bird foot anatomy.

Great-Tailed Grackle - Quiscalus mexicanus
Learn about the largest of the North American grackles, and what makes the great-tailed grackle so great.

Differences Between Pet Birds and Wild Birds
Learn how wild birds and pet birds are different, and why wild birds aren't pets, and pets can't be wild.

Birding Festivals in December - December Bird Festivals
Directory of birding festivals in December, including information about what each festival includes, dates and where to register.

Wild Bird Diseases - Sick Birds
Learn about the different diseases that affect wild birds, including symptoms and which birds are commonly infected, as well as how to minimize risks.

Diagnostic Marking - Bird Identification
How important are diagnostic markings to bird identification?

Rook Range Map - Bird Maps
Color-coded range map for the rook, a common Eurasian corvid, including a habitat discussion.

Taking Down Bird Feeders Before a Move
Birders selling their home or moving may not want to keep feeders up until the last minute - learn why, when and how you should remove feeders.

Birding Festivals in January - January Bird Festivals
Directory of birding festivals in January, including dates and events for each festival. Also includes links for more information about each January bird festival.

Birding Festivals in January - January Bird Festivals
Directory of birding festivals in January, including dates and events for each festival. Also includes links for more information about each January bird festival.

White-Throated Dipper - Cinclus cinclus
White-throated, white-fronted, common or European, they're all the same dipper! Learn about this fun aquatic songbird.

Identify Birds by Habitat - Bird Identification
Have you looked at a bird's habitat lately? Doing so can help improve your bird identification skills!

How to Attract New Birds to Your Backyard
How to attract new birds to your backyard by upgrading what you offer to appeal to more species. Includes tips for new foods and attractive nesting sites.

Winter Bird Landscaping - Attract Winter Birds
Make your backyard bird-friendly all winter long with the right winter landscaping, and attract more birds even in the coldest months.

The Birds of Costa Rica (Second Edition) - Review
Do you dream of birding in Costa Rica? Whether you're traveling there in reality or just your dreams, this is the field guide you need to take along!

Bird Nesting Shelves - Bird Houses
You might have bird houses already, but do you have a nesting shelf? Learn why you should, and what birds will take up residence!

Hooded Merganser Range Map
Where are hooded mergansers found, and what habitats do they prefer? Learn where you can see these beautiful ducks.

Boreal Chickadee - Poecile hudsonicus
A sweet northern species, the boreal chickadee is a treat to see. But where will you find them, and how can you tell them apart from other chickadees?

Exercises for Birders - Stay Fit
Exercise can improve your birding - learn the best cardio, strength and flexibility exercises to make you a better birder!

Nictitating Membrane Definition - Birds
How do birds use a nictitating membrane to protect their eyes? Learn more about the third eyelid.

Best Foods for Birders - Healthy Food Choices
Are you eating the best foods to help your birding? Learn what foods to add to your diet to help your birding and the birds!

Keeping a Yard List - Backyard Birding
Should you keep a birding yard list? Learn what your yard can be and how useful such a list may be for all backyard birders.

Bird Species Definition
What is a species, and how many bird species are there? Learn how species are distinguished and how to see more bird species!

Bird House Dimensions
Learn why size matters when you're building a bird house. Includes a table of proper measurements for backyard bird houses.

How to Attract Goldfinches to Your Backyard
Tips for how to attract goldfinches to your backyard with the best food, water, shelter and nesting sites. Includes range information for all goldfinch species.

Why Do Birds Sunbathe? Reasons for Bird Sunning
Sunning is common behavior for many birds, but why do birds sunbathe? Birders who understand bird sunning can help their backyard birds do so safely.

Heated Bird Bath Tips
Tips for how to use a heated bird bath to provide fresh, clean water to backyard birds all winter long.

What Winter Birds Eat - Good Winter Foods
Winter might seem like a lean season, but there are plenty of winter foods for birds available in the wild. Backyard birders can also help their feathered friends by providing good winter foods for a backyard buffet.

Identifying Birds - House Finch or Purple Finch?
Tips for how to tell the difference between house finches and purple finches and how to successfully identify each bird based on appearance, sound, range and other factors. Includes an identification quick reference table.

Tips for Buying Birdseed Locally and Online
Buying birdseed isn't as easy as picking up any old bag of seed, and these tips can help you decide if it is better to buy your seed locally or online. Includes a list of online birdseed retailers and tips for finding the best deal.

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds for Birds
Tips for how to harvest and save sunflower seeds to feed your backyard birds. A cheap and easy way to grow birdseed!

What Is an Owl? - Owl Characteristics
Characteristics of what makes an owl unique, including physical and behavioral differences that are distinct to owls.

Keep Mice Away From Bird Feeders
Tips for keeping mice away from bird feeders without discouraging the birds, including why it can be harmful to birds to have mice nearby.

Sharp-Shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus
Detailed bird profile of the sharp-shinned hawk: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting these hawks to your backyard.

House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus
Detailed bird profile of the house finch: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for attracting house finches to your backyard.

15 Fun Facts About Purple Martins - Songbirds
How much do you really know about purple martins? Read this list of 15 facts to find out more about these beloved songbirds.

Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus
Detailed bird profile of the great horned owl: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes tips for either attracting or discouraging great horned owls in your backyard.

How to Attract Hummingbirds With Water
Tips for how to attract hummingbirds by providing fresh water they can use for drinking and bathing. Just having a basic bird bath is not enough to attract hummingbirds with water, but these tips can help.

Plumage Definition
Defines the term

How to Attract Purple Martins - Expert Guide
Tips for attracting purple martins to your backyard by meeting the birds' needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites in safe and easy ways.

Choosing Birdhouses for Purple Martins
Details for choosing appropriate purple martin houses and ensuring those birdhouses are safe for nesting birds.

Watching Online Nest Cams - Listed by Bird Type
Online nest cams give birders an insight into the life of a baby bird. This list of reliable online nest cams includes different species and cams around the world, along with tips for easy online viewing of different bird cams.

Attract More Species With the Best Trees for Birds
There are three types of trees for birds that can help you attract more species to your backyard, and these tips for choosing trees will help you make the most of the trees you plant.

Hummingbird House - Review of Nesting Platform
A description, pros and cons of this innovative nesting platform designed to appeal specifically to hummingbirds by simulating a forked branch.

All About Bird Bath Fountains
Learn about bird bath fountains and how to choose one to meet the needs of your backyard birds. Includes pros and cons of these more elaborate bird baths and tips to care for yours.

Top 10 Most Popular Bird Species of 2011
Details about the top 10 bird species profiles of 2011. Includes brief bird descriptions and links to full profiles for each of the top birds.

Top 10 Hummingbird Nectar Mistakes
Top mistakes backyard birders make with hummingbird nectar that can discourage or even harm hummingbirds. Includes tips for correcting these mistakes and properly feeding hummingbirds.

Eight Tips for Feeding Hummingbirds
Easy tips for feeding hummingbirds in the backyard.

Bird Baths - Myths and Facts
Bird baths may seem like a simple addition to bird-friendly landscaping, but there are many myths about bird baths that can mean trouble for bathing birds. Learn the truth about bird baths to add the best water sources to your backyard.

What Is Woodpecker Drumming?
Woodpeckers are songbirds without song - instead, they use drumming to attract mates and claim territories. But what exactly is drumming, how do the birds do it and why don't they hurt themselves? Includes tips for protecting a home against woodpecker damage.

Sounds That Attract Birds
Tips for how to use the right sounds to attract backyard birds. Includes a discussion of how birds hear and what sounds to avoid.

Winter Hummingbirds
Discussion of what hummingbird species can be seen in North America during the winter, including tips for how to help winter hummingbirds.

How to Identify Ducks - Birding Tips
Tips for learning how to identify ducks based on size, plumage, markings, sound, behavior and feeding habits, as well as other subtle ways to tell duck species apart.

How to Keep Feral Cats Out of Your Backyard
Feral cats kill thousands of birds, but these tips offer a range of ways to discourage feral cats from visiting your yard to keep your backyard birds safe.

Birdseed - 10 Ways to Save Money
Many birders reluctantly stop filling their feeders, but these ten techniques can keep the birds sated and extra money in the bank.

Bird Rescue Organizations (Finding Tips)
Tips for how to find bird rescue organizations and bird rehabbers, as well as how to know when you need to take a bird to a rescue. Includes tips for what to ask when contacting a bird rescue.

Hummingbird Habitats - Ideal Areas and Conservation
Hummingbirds are adaptable and live in a wide range of areas. Understanding hummingbird habitats can help you find these birds in the wild more easily, and you can even design a hummingbird habitat in your backyard.

Birdhouse Building Plans and Resources
Tips for choosing birdhouse plans and online plan resources.

How to Provide Shelter for Winter Birds
Tips for providing shelter for winter birds, including the most popular types and how to use them effectively to attract birds in winter.

Protecting Bird Houses From Predators
Tips for how to protect bird houses from predators such as snakes, squirrels, raccoons, cats and more. Includes multiple ways to keep bird houses safe.

What to Feed Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds eat more than just flower nectar, and if you know what to feed hummingbirds, you can provide these birds a healthy, balanced diet in your backyard. Includes what not to feed hummingbirds.

How to Hand Feed Hummingbirds
Tips for how to hand feed hummingbirds in your backyard - it's easier than you think!

Suet Feeding for Backyard Birding
Tips for how to offer suet to backyard birds, including a discussion of different types of suet feeders and how to avoid the most common problems when offering suet to backyard birds.

How to Identify American Crows and Common Ravens
Tips to identify American crows and common ravens, including how to tell the difference between these two nearly identical corvids. Includes a quick reference table of identification characteristics for American crows and common ravens.

Make a Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder - Instructions & Tips
Instructions and tips for turning a plastic bottle into an easy bird feeder. Great project for kids and backyard birders of all ages, and a fantastic way to recycle plastic bottles.

Best Winter Bird Foods - What to Feed Birds in Winter
Tips for the best foods to feed your backyard birds in winter, and why certain foods are preferred for cold weather feeding.

What Birds Eat - Bird Eating Habits & Diet Types
Understanding the types of diets a bird prefers can help backyard birders know what food to offer their favorite species, and dietary habits can help birders know where to look for different birds in the field. Includes bird species examples.

How to Offer Nyjer to Backyard Birds
Tips for how to offer Nyjer to your backyard birds easily and economically, including what are the best bird feeders for Nyjer and how to avoid problems when feeding Nyjer.

How to Attract Birds With Water
Different ways to attract backyard birds by offering water sources.

What Is a Penguin?
Discussion of penguin characteristics that make these birds unique, including physiological and behavioral traits unique to penguins.

Nyjer, Niger or Thistle - What Is Njger Seed
Nyjer, also known as thistle seed or niger, is a popular seed to offer small birds and finches. But what is it, and which birds will eat it?

Winter Hummingbird Feeding and Nectar Tips
Tips for how to keep hummingbird nectar from freezing in order to provide food for overwintering hummingbirds.

12 Myths About Feeding Birds
The top 12 birdfeeding myths debunked, including rice causing bird explosions and whether or not feeding the birds influences their migration.

Top 10 Bird House Problems You Can Fix Yourself
Avoid the top 10 problems with bird houses by learning what can be wrong with your bird house and how to fix it so it will attract nesting birds.

Types of Birds of Prey
Brief descriptions of different types of birds of prey.

How to Discourage Bully Birds at Your Feeders
Are some birds bullies at your feeders? Learn how to discourage bully birds so more desirable backyard birds can easily eat.

Bird Feeder Placement - Birding and Wild Birds
Tips for proper bird feeder placement so it is best for the birds and convenient for birders.

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More Fun With Penguins - Parties, Games and Treats
Great ideas to have fun with penguins, including simple crafts, tasty recipes, party themes, how to draw penguins, urban legends and even swimming with wild penguins.

Bohemian Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus
A free-spirited bird with a nomadic personality, the bohemian waxwing is always a favorite for birders to see. Learn more about this great species!

Winterize Your Bird Bath - Winter Bird Baths
Tips for how to winterize bird baths to provide safe, clean, liquid water to backyard birds even in frozen months.

Birding Festivals in November - November Bird Festivals
Directory of birding festivals in November, including festival dates and locations plus a list of features for each festival and links to official festival websites.

Summer Birding
All your tips for great summer birding, from heading out into the field to enjoying summer birds at home. Includes articles on feeding summer birds, baby birds and fun projects perfect for summer bird lovers.

Autumn Birding
Everything you need to know about autumn birding, from fall migration to seasonal backyard birding tips to how to make the most of every autumn birding opportunity you have.

All About Ducks - Birding / Wild Birds
Learn all you ever wanted to know about ducks - trivia, types of ducks, different duck species, how to identify ducks, what to feed ducks and more. These widespread waterfowl are a favorite for many birders, and now you can learn why.

Threats to Owls - Owl Conservation
Discusses threats to owls and what can be done to minimize those threats and promote owl conservation.

Hulled Sunflower Seeds - Birdseed
Discussion of hulled sunflower seeds as birdseed. Includes a list of backyard birds that eat hulled sunflower seeds and tips for how to offer these seeds in the backyard.

Red-Billed Quelea Range Map - Bird Maps
Learn where in the world you can find the red-billed quelea, the most abundant songbird in the world, and what habitats you should visit to see it.

Quill Bird Feather Definition
Defines a quill as part of a bird’s feather, including a discussion of feathers used as quill pens.

What Is the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918?
The Migratory Bird Act of 1918 is one of the most comprehensive pieces of legislation to protect birds, but what birds does it protect, and what are the penalties for violations? Many birders are surprised to learn about the holes in this protective legislation.

Threats to Migrating Birds - Hazards of Migration
Migration is a perilous journey for millions of birds each season, and they face many hazards as they travel between their breeding and wintering grounds every spring and fall. Understanding the threats to migrating birds is the first step in helping them survive their journeys successfully.

Angry Birds - Reasons, How They Show It, How to React
How do real life angry birds act? From flashing colored feathers to changing posture to outright attacks, wild birds can show anger in many ways.

10 Things You Should Be Doing While Birding
Are you doing all you can when you go birding? Add these actions to your birding activities and you'll enjoy every bird more.

Blue Crane - Anthropoides paradiseus - National Bird of South Africa
Detailed bird profile of the blue crane: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation threats to the species.

Osprey Identification
Learn how to identify a perched osprey from this labeled photograph with all the key field marks highlighted.

Flying Osprey Identification
Learn how to identify an osprey in flight from its wings and field markings with this labeled photograph.

Feeding Osprey Identification
Learn how to identify a feeding osprey based on posture and field marks in this labeled photograph.

Hunting Osprey Identification
Learn how to identify a hunting osprey by its most visible field marks and the prey it catches with this labeled photograph.

Zebra Finch - Taeniopygia guttata
Detailed bird profile of the zebra finch: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation information and tips for how to attract zebra finches, as well as how they are used in scientific research and bred as pet cage birds.

What Is Pishing?
Pishing is common among birders, but do you know what it is and how to do it properly? You can attract a wide range of birds with pishing, but doing so isn't always for the best. These guidelines can help you decide to pish or not to pish.

Estrildidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the bird family Estrildidae, complete with overall characteristics and examples of Estrildid species.

How to Determine House Finch Gender
Labeled photos for how to identify house finches, including males, females and color variants. Covers field marks and feeding preferences for proper house finch identification.

House Finch Identification - How to Identify House Finches
Labeled photos for how to identify house finches, including males, females and color variants. Covers field marks and feeding preferences for proper house finch identification.

House Finch Identification
Labeled photos for how to identify house finches, including males, females and color variants. Covers field marks and feeding preferences for proper house finch identification.

Hummingbird FAQs, Facts and Identification Guides
The eight most frequently asked questions about hummingbirds, including detailed answers for identifying, attracting, feeding hummingbirds and more.

How to Identify Birds in Flight
Tips for how to identify birds in flight, including what field marks to look for, how to interpret the wing rhythm and other clues to help birders identify flying birds.

The Benefits of Feeding the Birds
Bird feeding has many benefits, and not just for the birds. Learn how feeding the birds can benefit you.

How Smart Are Birds?
Are birds smart? Learn about bird intelligence with examples of birds planning for the future, solving problems and using their memories. Includes a discussion of bird brain anatomy.

Hummingbird Festival Directory
Directory of hummingbird festivals, including dates, locations and activities at each festival.

Hummingbird Festival Directory
Directory of hummingbird festivals, including dates, locations and activities at each festival.

Owl Species Characteristics and Identification
Tips for how to identify owls, including what equipment is necessary, what to look for and what other clues to use for proper owl identification.

How to Identify Mallards
When trying to identify mallards in the field, look for these clues:

How to Identify Mallard Hens
Mallard hens can be beautifully camouflaged, but these tips can help you with mallard identification.

Mallard Identification - Eclipse Mallard Identification
Mallard drakes in eclipse plumage can be tricky to identify, but knowing these clues to eclipse mallard identification can help birders more easily spot these molting ducks.

Mallard Identification - How to Identify Mallards in Flight
Identifying ducks in flight can be a challenge, but these clues can help birders easily determine which flying ducks are mallards.

Common Bronzewing
Common Bronzewing. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 5.

Nicobar Pigeon
Nicobar Pigeon. Birding / Wild Birds.

Pink-Headed Fruit-Dove
Pink-Headed Fruit-Dove. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 2.

Rock Pigeon
Rock Pigeon. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 16.

Rose-Crowned Fruit-Dove
Rose-Crowned Fruit-Dove. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 4.

Superb Fruit-Dove
Superb Fruit-Dove. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 3.

Crested Pigeon
Crested Pigeon. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 7.

Emerald Dove
Emerald Dove. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 14.

Luzon Bleeding-Heart
Luzon Bleeding-Heart. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 11.

Mindanao Bleeding-Heart
Mindanao Bleeding-Heart. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 12.

Orange-Breasted Green-Pigeon
Orange-Breasted Green-Pigeon. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 10.

Orange Dove
Orange Dove. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 9.

Pied Imperial-Pigeon
Pied Imperial-Pigeon. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 13.

Speckled Pigeon
Speckled Pigeon. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 15.

Spinifex Pigeon
Spinifex Pigeon. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 6.

Victoria Crowned-Pigeon
Victoria Crowned-Pigeon. Birding / Wild Birds. Page 8.

Pictures of Pigeons and Doves
Pigeons and doves are beautiful birds, and this photo gallery of some of the world's most beautiful pigeons and doves features species worldwide with a wide range of colors and unusual markings. Each photo includes range information for the species and details about its beauty.

Pictures of Pigeons and Doves
Pigeons and doves are beautiful birds, and this photo gallery of some of the world's most beautiful pigeons and doves features species worldwide with a wide range of colors and unusual markings. Each photo includes range information for the species and details about its beauty.

How to Recycle Birdseed & Tips
Tips for how to recycle birdseed at your backyard feeders and get the most use out of the seed you buy while attracting and feeding even more birds.

Parts of a Hummingbird - Anatomy Diagram
Learn the parts of a hummingbird and how to study different hummingbird body parts for easier bird identification. Includes a labeled diagram of an actual hummingbird.

Tips on How to Identify Birds
Identification tips for wild birds, including how to identify birds and challenging bird species identifications.

Benefits of Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
From enjoyment to better property values to natural pest control, there are many benefits to attracting backyard birds.

How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder (Step 1)
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Birdfeeders - How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder - Step 2
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Birdfeeders - How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder - Step 3
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Birdfeeders - How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder - Step 4
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Birdfeeders - How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder - Step 5
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Birdfeeders - How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder - Step 6
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Birdfeeders - How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder - Step 7
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Birdfeeders - How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder - Step 8
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Birdfeeders - How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder - Step 9
Step by step process for effectively cleaning a hummingbird or nectar feeder.

Least Wanted Backyard Birds
Not all backyard birds are equally welcome, and this list of unwanted backyard birds includes different invasive birds, bully birds and other species that are not always appreciated backyard visitors. Includes tips for how to discourage visits by these unpopular birds.

Using Bird Recordings as Bird Calls (Ethics)
Birders are divided on whether or not it is ethical to use bird call recordings in the field. Learn how recordings may be useful and how they can hurt birds, and decide for yourself! Includes tips for using bird recordings responsibly.

What Is a Gull?
Gulls are some of the most easily recognized birds, but what makes a gull a gull? There are more than 50 species of gulls in the world.

Tips for Watching Hummingbirds
Tips for how to get the best views of hummingbirds by setting up a backyard viewing location to attract hummingbirds. Includes tips for the best equipment to see hummingbirds as well as how to photograph hummingbirds.

Summer Bird Feeding (Food to Use & Tips)
Tips for how to feed birds in summer, including the best summer foods for birds and what foods can attract more bird species to your backyard.

What Are Solar Bird Baths?
Basic information about solar bird baths, including how they operate, design options and what pros and cons to consider before buying a solar bath or fountain for your backyard.

Attracting Birds to Your Backyard With Food
Tips for how to attract birds with food, including both natural food sources and bird feeders. Includes tips for a wide variety of foods.

Penguin Vocabulary List
List of vocabulary words associated with penguins, including short definitions of each term and links to more detailed definitions.

Identifying Birds - Types of Swallows
Tips for how to identify swallows based on appearance, range, nest construction and more to help both novice and expert birders be confident identifying swallows.

Hummingbird Conservation Threats and Ways to Help
Though they are some of the smallest birds in the world, hummingbirds face big threats. Understanding the top threats to hummingbirds can help you learn how to help with hummingbird conservation.

Eight Easy Ways to Help Baby Birds
Easy ways anyone can help baby birds in their own backyard, from providing safe birdhouses and bird-friendly landscaping to making sure baby birds have a healthy, nutritious diet.

How to Prevent Bird Suet From Melting in the Summer
Tips to keep suet from melting in hot temperatures, including why melted suet is bad for both birds and backyard feeding areas.

4 Easy Steps to Make Hummingbird Nectar
It is easy to make hummingbird nectar with these four easy steps. Includes tips for the right hummingbird nectar recipe and feeding hummingbirds properly.

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar - 4 Easy Steps to Make Hummingbird Nectar
It is easy to make hummingbird nectar with these four easy steps. Includes tips for the right hummingbird nectar recipe and feeding hummingbirds properly.

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar - 4 Easy Steps to Make Hummingbird Nectar
It is easy to make hummingbird nectar with these four easy steps. Includes tips for the right hummingbird nectar recipe and feeding hummingbirds properly.

4 Easy Steps to Make Hummingbird Nectar Step 4
It is easy to make hummingbird nectar with these four easy steps. Includes tips for the right hummingbird nectar recipe and feeding hummingbirds properly.

What Clothes Are Best to Wear Out Birding?
Choosing the right clothes can help you see more birds more easily, and these tips can help you plan the best birding attire.

What Are Invasive Birds? - About Non-Native Birds
Discussion of invasive birds including how a bird is classified as invasive, a partial list of invasive bird species and how invasive birds get introduced to new areas.

How to Attract Juncos
Tips for how to attract juncos to your yard by meeting their needs for food, water, shelter and nesting sites.

Tips for Identifying Raptors
Tips for identifying raptors, including what to look for to identify birds of prey in flight and what equipment is necessary to help with a proper identification.

How to Clean Bird Binoculars
Instructions for cleaning binoculars properly to minimize scratches and maxmize optical performance for birding.

Tips on How to Attract Birds in the Winter
Tips for attracting birds in winter by meeting their basic needs of food, water and shelter, with ideas for keeping winter birds safe from predators.

Whitewash – Bird Feces Definition
Defines whitewash as it relates to bird feces, including how to use whitewash to find different types of birds.

Winter Bird Identification Tips
Winter birds can be hard to identify, but these tips can help any birder be confident about identifying the winter birds they see.

Endemic Birds of Jamaica - Jamaican Endemics
The Caribbean island of Jamaica is home to 28 endemic bird species representing 16 bird families. By knowing the birds and how to find them on the island, visiting birds can see all of Jamaica's endemic birds in just a few days.

Tips on How to Attract Birds to Your Windows
Tips for how to safely attract birds to your windows for great views. Works well for apartments or other small homes just as well as larger yards.

Choosing the Right Binoculars for Birding
Tips for choosing binoculars suitable for birding, including what features to examine for practicality, comfort and price.

Keeping a Birding Journal and Taking Field Notes
Tips for how to keep a birding journal for more detailed observations, including what type of journal to buy, what details to record and how to use your journal to become a better birder.

House Sparrow History (Passer domesticus)
Discussion of house sparrow history, including how the bird was introduced to the New World, how it has successfully become the world's most abundant songbird and what threats it now faces.

What Is Wedding Dove Release?
Information about white wedding doves and how they relate to wild birds, including what to do if you find one in the field. Includes tips for celebration dove releases.

How to Count Birds - Bird Counting Techniques
Different techniques and tips for counting birds, from single birds to large, active flocks. Includes a discussion of why accurate bird counts are important.

Identifying Types Birds by Plumage
Birds have several different types of plumages and understanding the differences between bird plumages can halp birders identify species from season to season.

Adding Nesting Material to Bird Houses
Will adding nesting material to bird houses help attract birds? For some birds it can be useful, but other birds won't like it. Learn when you should add nesting material to bird houses and how else you can make your bird houses more attractive to nesting birds. Also discusses appropriate types of nesting material.

What Are No Waste Bird Foods?
There are a variety of no waste bird foods that can make feeding the birds easy and convenient without this mess.

Tips on Where to Find Bird Checklists
If you want to go birding in a particular area and keep track of what birds you see, a bird checklist can be an invaluable tool. Learn where to find bird checklists and what to look for to be sure you have a good, reliable list to use.

List of Vulture Species
Can you name all 23 vulture species in the world? Learn their common and scientific names, and which vultures and condors are endangered with this easy list.

What Is Bird Banding and What Is It For?
Bird banding is essential to conservation. Learn about the types of bird bands, how birds are banded and what information is gathered through bird banding.

Cedar Waxwing Identification
How to identify an adult cedar waxwing, including a detailed diagram of all prominent field marks.

Cedar Waxwing Identification - Cedar Waxwing in Flight
How to identify a cedar waxwing in flight, including a detailed diagram of all prominent field marks and a discussion of flight pattern.

Cedar Waxwing Identification - Juvenile Cedar Waxwing
How to identify a juvenile cedar waxwing, including a detailed diagram of all prominent field marks for young birds and a discussion of how they differ from adult cedar waxwings.

What Is a Spotting Scope?
What is a spotting scope, and do you really need one for birding? Learn how scopes compare to birding binoculars and astronomical telescopes.

How Hummingbirds Fly (Physiology and Mechanics)
Discussion of how hummingbirds fly, including the physical adaptations these birds have to permit their unique and aerobatic flight.

Red Mason Jar Glass Hummingbird Feeder – Bird Feeder Reviews
Review of the Red Mason Jar Glass Hummingbird Feeder from Perky-Pet, a rustic nectar feeder with sturdy construction and generous capacity.

What Species Can Count for a Bird Life List?
Not every bird you see can be added to a life list, but these guidelines can help you keep a life list that will be accepted by birders and birding organizations.

Woodpecker Identification Tips
Tips for how to identify woodpeckers by sight, drumming, range, behavior and more.

What Are Bird Irruptions?
Discusses bird irruptions including which species regularly irrupt, what causes irruptions and how they impact backyard birding.

Peep: The Hundred-Decibel Hummer – Book Review
Review of

The Complete Book of Hummingbirds – Book Review
Review of

Winter Bird Scavenger Hunt
A fun scavenger hunt for the winter months, with items to find that can help you appreciate birds' winter adaptations and all the species you see in the coldest part of the year. Also includes ways to help winter birds.

2013 Mailbag Monday Archive - Birding Questions From Readers
Archive of 2013 Mailbag Monday reader questions about birds and birding, with links to each answer.

2013 Mailbag Monday Archive - Birding Questions From Readers
Archive of 2013 Mailbag Monday reader questions about birds and birding, with links to each answer.

2013 Mailbag Monday Archive - Birding Questions From Readers
Archive of 2013 Mailbag Monday reader questions about birds and birding, with links to each answer.

2013 Mailbag Monday Archive - Birding Questions From Readers
Archive of 2013 Mailbag Monday reader questions about birds and birding, with links to each answer.

Hummingbird Projects for Kids
Project and activity ideas suitable for younger birders, all involving hummingbirds. Whether for a science fair or just for fun, these hummingbird projects can get kids interested in hummingbirds.

Free Online Penguin Games
A selection of fun, free online penguin games, including options for different skill levels and interests. Puzzles, logic games, strategy games and more!

Bird Urban Legends - Bird Hoaxes
The top 12 urban legends and hoaxes about birds, including which ones are true and which are false. Includes explanations debunking all false myths and explaining why true ones are accurate.

8 Ways to Promote Hummingbird Conservation
Do more for hummingbirds by sharing your love of these birds and promoting hummingbird conservation to your family, friends and community. Includes easy tips to get others interested in hummingbirds.

Biggest Backyard Threats to Birds - Bird Conservation
Learn what the biggest threats are to backyard birds and how you can help lower the risks in your bird-friendly backyard.

Wild Turkey Vocabulary
Wild turkey vocabulary list with 12 key terms that describe turkeys. Includes links to more detailed definitions.

10 Biggest Birding Mistakes - Tips for Better Birding
Avoid these birding mistakes in the field and you'll find yourself enjoying birding more, seeing more birds and feeling more confident about every bird you see.

3 Easy Pumpkin Bird Feeders - Turn Pumpkins Into Bird Feeders
Turn your fall pumpkins into these three easy bird feeders in just minutes and enjoy flocks of backyard birds. No special tools or experience necessary.

Birding Patch
Definition of a birding patch as a regular place to go birding, including what characteristics make a good patch.

Detailed Bird Species Profiles and Classifications
Detailed bird profiles of worldwide bird species, organized into bird family classifications.

Fieldfare - Turdus pilaris
Detailed bird profile of the fieldfare: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation information and tips for how to attract American pipits.

Parts of a Bird - Bird Anatomy With Diagram
The major parts of a bird labeled on a real bird photo.

Birds of Mexico and Central America – Field Guide Review
Review of Birds of Mexico and Central America (2006), a compact, portable guide covering more than 1,500 bird species in this incredible region.

Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds – Book Review
Review of Little-Known and Seldom-Seen Birds of North America (2013), a hilarious field guide parody sure to bring laughs to every birder and bird-lover.

Olivia's Birds – Book Review
Review of Olivia's Birds (2011), an inspirational children's book with powerful messages about helping the environment and how anyone of any age can make a difference.

Lilac-Breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus) Fact Sheet
Detailed bird profile of the lilac-breasted roller: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction, with conservation information and birding tips.

Phalacrocoracidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the Phalacrocoracidae bird family, including what characteristics these birds share and examples of included species.

The Warbler Guide – Field Guide Review
Review of

Audubon Pocket Backyard Birdwatch – Book Review
Review of Audubon Pocket Backyard Birdwatch (2010), a brief but solidly informative guide to backyard birding.

How to Be a Better Birder – Book Review
Review of How to Be a Better Birder (2012), a concise look at advanced techniques any birder can use to improve their birding prowess by looking beyond the bird itself.

Thraupidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the bird family Thraupidae, including examples of birds in the family and characteristics they share.

Perky-Pet Fly Thru Wild Bird Feeder – Bird Feeder Reviews
Review of the Fly Thru Wild Bird Feeder from Perky-Pet, an all metal, mesh feeder ideal for offering sunflower seeds to clinging birds.

Top 5 Birding Hotspots in Fallon, Nevada - Where to Go Birding in Fallon - Birding Nevada
The top 5 birding hotspots near Fallon, Nevada. From these locations, birders can expect to see dozens of species of waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, waders and raptors, all within a reasonable radius.

Top 10 Birds of 2010 - Top Bird Species in 2010
List of the top 10 most popular wild bird profiles in 2010, with links to more detailed profiles of each species.

10 Fast, Free Ways to Help Birds - Bird Conservation for Free - Easy Ways to Help Birds
Bird conservation doesn't need to mean donating to huge organizations - these 10 easy ways to help birds are all free and can be done quickly by both novice and expert birders.

Nighthawk Identification Tips - How to Identify Nighthawks
Tips for how to identify nighthawks, nightjars, poorwills and related species using both visual and other clues such as range, voice and behavior.

Bird Migration Fallout
Defines fallout as a bird migration event, including why fallouts occur and where to find them.

100 Birds to See Before You Die – Book Review
Review of 100 Birds to See Before You Die, a thoughtfully compiled wish list of rare, unusual and amazing birds.

Birding Hot Spots of the United States – Book Review
Review of

Brownsville Sanitary Landfill – Texas Birding
Review of birding at the Brownsville Sanitary Landfill, an unusual but highly productive hotspot for gulls and other birds in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas.

Reflections Woodpecker Feeder – Bird Feeder Review
Review of the Reflections Woodpecker Feeder, a durable and attractive peanut feeder for backyard birds.

Eco-Strong EZ Flow Mesh Hopper – Bird Feeder Reviews
Review of the Eco-Strong EZ Flow Mesh Hopper feeder from Duncraft, a generous and colorful bird feeder suitable for several types of seed and a wide variety of backyard birds.

Pole Mount Trio Set – Bird Feeder Review
Review of the Pole Mount Trio set from Duncraft, three small feeders perfect to augment any bird feeding station.

Book Review – The Art of Bird Identification by Pete Dunne
Review of

Estero Llano Grande State Park – World Birding Center – Texas Birding
Review of birding at Estero Llano Grande State Park, a World Birding Center site in Weslaco, Texas, and an ideal birding destination for Texas specialties, rare birds and overall avian diversity.

Book Review – The Bird Photography Field Guide
Review of The Bird Photography Field Guide (2011), a compact, comprehensive instructional manual for taking outstanding bird photos.

The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds – Book Review
Review of

Snow Woman Bird Feeder – Mrs. Snowman – Bird Feeder Reviews
Review of the Mrs. Snowman bird feeder, a durable and festive seed feeder that will bring winter cheer to any birder's backyard.

DK Nature Guide: Birds – Birding Book Review
Review of Nature Guide: Birds (2012), part of the Smithsonian Nature Guide series from DK Publishing and a beautiful guide to many of the world's most amazing birds.

National Geographic Field Guide – Field Guide Review
Review of the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America (2011), a comprehensive, thorough guide ideal for birders of all experience levels.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Book Review
Review of

Birds of Southern Africa Fourth Edition – Field Guide Review
Review of

Birds of New Zealand – Field Guide Review
Review of

Petrels, Albatrosses and Storm-Petrels of North America – Book Review
Review of Petrels, Albatrosses and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide (2012), a comprehensive guide to some of the world's most elusive seabirds.

Cotingas and Manakins – Book Review
Review of Cotingas and Manakins (2012), an amazing resource about some of the world's most astonishing tropical birds.

The Crossley ID Guide: Britain & Ireland – Crossley Field Guide Review
Review of The Crossley ID Guide: Britain & Ireland (2013), a beautiful guide to all the regular species in the region, with colorful plates that highly the very best of British and Irish birding.

Penguins Natural History and Conservation – Book Review
Review of Penguins: Natural History and Conservation (2013), a thorough collection of conservation data, population trends and other information on all 18 penguin species.

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawai'i – Field Guide Review
Review of A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawai'i (2009), an excellent casual guide for visiting these bird-rich islands.

The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors – Crossley Field Guide Review
Review of

Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific – Field Guide Review
Review of

Book Review – Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Review of

Duncraft Eco-Strong Bird House – Bird House Reviews
Review of the Eco-Strong Bird House from Duncraft, a durable and attractive bird house suitable for many common backyard species.

Copper Hummingbird Swing – Hummingbird Accessories
Review of the Copper Hummingbird Swing from Songbird Essentials, a delicate garden accent that provides a pretty perch for territorial hummingbirds.

Lynn Kerr Bird Artwork – Bookmarks and Note Cards
Review of the watercolor and ink bird artwork items by Montreal artist Lynn Kerr, including her one-of-a-kind bookmarks and note cards.

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center – World Birding Center – Texas Birding
Review of the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center in south Texas, part of the World Birding Center and a must-visit location for birders.

Great Horned Owl Identification
Labeled diagram of how to identify an adult great horned owl by facial features, including ear tufts, facial disk, eyes and bill. Includes a discussion of each characteristic with owl identification tips.

Perched Great Horned Owl Identification
Labeled photo of how to identify an adult great horned owl while it is perched or roosting, including ear tufts, facial disk, plumage colors and other markings. Page 2.

Flying Great Horned Owl Identification
Labeled photo of a great horned owl in flight with pointers to key field marks for proper identification. Includes a discussion of what field marks can help identify great horned owls. Page 3.

Fledgling Great Horned Owl Identification
Labeled photo of great horned owl fledglings with pointers to key field marks for proper identification. Includes a discussion of what field marks can help identify great horned owls even at a very young age, including down plumage and brood size. Page 4.

Male Downy Woodpecker Identification
Learn how to identify a male downy woodpecker by size and key field marks.

Female Downy Woodpecker Identification
Identify a female downy woodpecker, including size clues and field marks as well as gender confirmation. Page 2.

In Flight Downy Woodpecker Identification
Tips for identifying downy woodpeckers in flight, using a labeled photography with key field marks noted. Page 3.

Juvenile Downy Woodpecker Identification
Identify a young downy woodpecker with clues on this photo diagram. Page 4.

American Goldfinch Identification - Breeding Male
Tips for properly identifying breeding male American goldfinches.

American Goldfinch Identification - Female
Tips for properly identifying female American goldfinches. Page 2.

American Goldfinch Identification - Winter
Tips for properly identifying American goldfinches in winter plumage. Page 3.

American Goldfinch Identification - Molting
Tips for properly identifying male American goldfinches with molting plumage. Page 4.

Bird Wing Parts
Labeled photograph of the major parts and feathers of a bird's wing. Includes tips for identifying birds based on their wings.

Bird Wing Parts - Perched
Labeled photograph highlighting the anatomy of a bird's wing while the bird is perched. Includes tips for identifying birds based on their wings. Page 2.

Parts of a Duck - Duck Anatomy Diagram
Labeled photo of a duck with anatomy marked, including discussion of duck field marks for identification.

Where to find Bird Field Markings for Identification
A diagram of key bird field mark areas to help you learn how to look at a bird quickly for an accurate identification. Each field mark area is discussed with tips for what to look for on each bird you see.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Range Map – Bird Map for the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
North American bird range map for the ruby-throated hummingbird, showing the species' breeding and non-breeding territories as well as vagrant sightings and general migration range. Includes discussion of which habitats ruby-throated hummingbirds prefer.

Great Horned Owl Range Map – Bird Map for the Great Horned Owl
Range map for the great horned owl, showing the bird’s full range in both North and South America. Includes a discussion of what habitats great horned owls can be found in easily.

Barn Owl Range Map
Worldwide range map for the barn owl, showing this widespread bird’s resident location throughout the world. Includes habitat information and tips for seeing wild barn owls.

Mourning Dove Range Map
Range map for the mourning dove, including details on the bird’s preferred habitat and tips for how to see mourning doves.

Black-Capped Chickadee Range Map – Bird Maps
Detailed range map for the black-capped chickadee, including a discussion of the chickadee's preferred habitats and where to see these birds.

Baltimore Oriole Range Map – Bird Maps
Bird range map for the Baltimore oriole.

Eastern Bluebird Range Map – Bird Maps
Bird range map for the eastern bluebird, including habitat preferences.

Red-Tailed Hawk Range Map – Bird Maps
Bird range map for the red-tailed hawk, including habitat preferences.

Sparrows of the United States and Canada – Birding Field Guide Review
Review of

Stokes Field Guide to Warblers – Warbler Field Guide Review
There is no better field guide to North American warblers than

Birds of the Middle East: Second Edition – Field Guide Review – Middle East Field Guides
Review of “Birds of the Middle East: Second Edition” (2010), a well organized, comprehensive field guide for the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent countries, complete with fine illustrations and detailed, informative text.

Parrots of the World – Field Guide Review
Review of

Duncraft Traditional Bird Seed Wreath Feeder - Edible Bird Feeders
Add a holiday touch to your bird feeding with the Traditional Bird Seed Wreath from Duncraft, a classic molded wreath of high quality seed all backyard birds can enjoy.

Birding the Border: Tales of the Rio Grande Valley – Book Review – Texas Birding
Review of “Birding the Border: Tales of the Rio Grande Valley” (2007), a collection of essays highlighting the superb birding of south Texas.

A Murder of Crows by Jan Dunlap – Book Review
Review of “A Murder of Crows” (2012) by Jan Dunlap, an autumn Bob White Birder Murder mystery filled with intrigue, blackmail, suspicion, environmentalism and, of course, birds.

Book Review – The Art of Bird Finding by Pete Dunne
Review of

Do Hummingbirds Hum – Book Review
Review of

Anzalduas County Park – Texas Birding
Review of Anzalduas County Park in Mission, Texas, a diverse park that provides exceptional birding in a convenient urban location.

Sabal Palm Sanctuary – Texas Birding
Review of Sabal Palm Sanctuary in Brownsville, Texas, a fabulous tropical birding destination in south Texas that gives visitors the opportunity to see many specialty birds.

Frontera Audubon Society Thicket – Texas Birding
Review of Frontera Audubon Society Thicket in Weslaco, Texas, a hidden birding gem in an urban center.

Quinta Mazatlan – World Birding Center – Texas Birding
Review of Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen, Texas as a birding hotspot for south Texas specialty birds, as well as local eclectic culture. Part of the World Birding Center.

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge – Texas Birding
Review of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Los Fresnos, one of the largest and most diverse birding hotspots in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas.

National Butterfly Center – Texas Birding
Birders who love butterflies will love the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, with its acres of natural plant gardens that attract all sorts of winged wildlife, including birds.

Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Nature Park – World Birding Center – Texas Birding
Review of the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Nature Park, part of the World Birding Center in southern Texas and an urban birding location that integrates local wildlife and agricultural history for education and enjoyment.

Avitourism Definition – Birding Travel
Defines the term “avitourism” as a type of ecotourism relevant to birding, including the benefits of avitourism for popular destinations.

Big Day Definition
Defines the term “big day” with regards to birding, including tips for big day competitions.

Accipitridae Bird Family Definition
Defines the term Accipitridae as a family of birds, including a discussion of characteristics these birds share and examples of birds in the Accipitridae family.

Ardeidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the Ardeidae family of birds, including common characteristics and examples of Ardeidae birds.

Alcedinidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the Alcedinidae family of birds, including traits shared by these birds and examples of familiar Alcedinidae birds.

Bombycillidae Bird Family Definition
Definition of the bird family Bombycillidae, including common characteristics of the family and examples Bombycillidae birds.

Apodidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the Apodidae family of birds, including characteristics these birds share and examples of Apodidae birds.

Anhingidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the Anhingidae family of birds, including characteristics these birds share and a complete list of species in the Anhingidae family.

Big Year Definition
Defines the term “big year” as a birding competition, with examples of different types of big years and what factors can influence a big year's results. Includes notes on the 2011 movie “The Big Year.”

Birdscaping Definition
Defines the term “birdscaping” as it applies to creating a bird-friendly habitat to attract birds to your backyard.

Scolopacidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the term

Troglodytidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the Troglodytidae bird family, including characteristics of the family and examples of Troglodytidae birds.

Sturnidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the Sturnidae family of birds, including characteristics they share and examples of Sturnidae birds.

Threskiornithidae Bird Family Definition
Defines the bird family Threskiornithidae with characteristics and examples of bird species.