That noise under your shrubs is a shy towhee in search of its next meal.
Thinking of taking up birding as a hobby? These birding basics and tips on birding for beginners will get you started.
The answers behind the mysterious white-feathered bird in your backyard are revealed.
A bird’s beak is the most important resource it has, and every species has one…
Solve bird ID mysteries with the help of Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s app.
Discover why some birds travel with other species during the winter months and get the birding basics to spotting mixed flock behavior for yourself.
When it comes to courtship, birds pull out all the stops, using elaborate displays to attract a potential mate and outdo the competition. Each species tackles this very important task differently. Here are some courtly behaviors to look for this spring.
Free up your backyard feeders for your favorite songbirds by learning how to discourage bully birds.
When we were kids we all learned that birds fly south for winter. Even though…
Don’t stop bird-watching when the sun goes down. For some species, things are just getting started.
Use these techniques when a puzzling bird flies past.
Make this the year you attract hummingbirds (or increase their
traffic) in your yard.
Learn what you should be listening for this summer.
Learn the birding basics to why understanding specific habitats can help you identify the birds that live there.
These birding hotspots fly high when it comes to preserving and protecting urban habitat.
Don’t try birding while driving—but you can always experience one of these popular birding sites from the comfort of the passenger seat.
You don’t have to be a hard-core adventurer to appreciate the great outdoors. We’ll show you how to enjoy nature with these helpful tips.
Before you hit the road to go bird-watching, make sure you’ve got a great pair of bins. Our editors help narrow down the search with ten of our favorites.
Add a splash of red to your backyard with a few simple birding basics to attract these flashy fliers.
Rare birds get a lot of attention these days, but common birds are important too! Discover North America’s most abundant birds and learn the birding basics of these winged survivalists.
From blizzards to heat waves we’ll show you how to attract birds, bats and butterflies by turning your backyard into a sheltered haven.
From hummingbirds to geese, discover some of the ways bird migration patterns are shifting for certain birds.
Many camouflaged birds blend in with the background for their own survival—but you can spot them with the birding basics of how and where to look.
Learn how different regions offer diverse habitats for these fascinating North American birds of prey.
From outwitting predators to raising a family, being fast can boost a bird’s chances of survival. Learn the birding basics of a few fast-moving species!
Brown thrashers are excellent mimics. They can sing more than 1,000 tunes. Learn more about these elusive songbirds and how to spot one near you.
The indigo bunting is one of the most gorgeous summer birds in the East. Learn the birding basics of how to welcome these popular fliers to your area.
Did you know that simply hearing a bird counts as an ID? For visually impaired people who are beginning birding, bird calls are a natural place to start.
Put your toes in the sand at these beach birding locations and grab some binoculars—you’ll want to check out these coastal fliers.
Rethink your stance on these traditional “bad birds” with some birding basics from our expert.
Swallows spend much of their time in the wild blue yonder. Learn the birding basics of where to spot these colorful songbirds when they come down to earth.
With a little planning and some bird feeding basics from our experts you can attract birds to backyard—no matter where you live or how big your space.
You always hear about the banding of songbirds and raptors, but rarely about hummingbird banding. Turns out that it’s an extremely specialized activity.
Just as habitat matters, so does the birdhouse. Make sure you’re offering the right size birdhouse for the bird you want to attract.
Discover why grassland birds are the hidden gems of the prairie as well as some of the best birding locations to spot them.
It’s tempting to want to help a baby bird on the ground, but nesting birds usually are fine on their own.
The votes are in—see if your favorite bird made our list of the cutest birds in America, then get the birding basics to attract them to your yard.
Learn how birds in winter are battling and surviving in extreme conditions, and find out what you can do to help.
The early bird gets the worm when it comes to attracting orioles to your backyard. Find out more about the oriole family and how to bring them to your yard.
Some folks worry winter birds will freeze on cold nights or in bird baths. Our expert has the bird facts to answer these questions.
Discover how birdwatching can do wonders for your physical and mental well-being.
You see birds carrying seeds off from feeders to store them – but where do they go, and how do they find them again?
Don’t underestimate the ability of birds to work as a team for survival, nest building, and feeding.
From regional dialects to mimicry, the world of bird songs is fascinating.
Spring can seem a long way off, until you see the first wren gathering nest material. See our other favorite spring birds moments.
Winter birds need water too, but bird baths often freeze over. Get cost-saving tips for offering water to birds during cold weather.
Seeing sick birds at your feeder can be a concern. Learn what diseases affect wild birds and how you can help.
Bird songs are plentiful during the spring, but just why do birds sing? Find out from our bird expert.
Watching birds brings new excitement every day. Get our checklists for birding season by season.
Brilliantly colored bird feathers serve many purposes. Learn how bird plumage protects and helps wild birds.
A single spotting of your personal “spark bird” can ignite a lifetime of birdwatching.