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Top 10 Backyard Winter Bird Foods!

If you are just getting started in bird feeding, or frustrated by a lack of success in attracting winter birds to your feeders, the first thing you need to determine is whether you are feeding the right foods. We outline a list of foods that birds want and will attract them to your backyard.

Birds Of Halloween!

Of course when we think of Halloween, we think of Monsters, Witches, Pumpkins and Goblins, but did you know there are some birds that have been part of Halloween folklore for many, many years.

How Are Birds Like Humans?

You may be surprised to learn how much humans and birds are capable of the same mental tasks and all of the other things we have in common. 

The Mystery Behind Bird Navigation May Be Solved

One of the longest running mysteries has been exactly how do birds navigate when they fly south for the winter or return come spring. For forty years, scientists have known that birds can somehow sense the magnetic field and navigate by it, but they’ve been unable to figure out how - until now!

Look For The Snowbirds

With the right strategy, winter birding can be incredibly rewarding. Birds are easy to find in the leafless trees, trails and parks and your checklists abound with many species that can only be found in the United States in the winter. Check out some of our picks for amazing birds you can find this winter.

Top 10 Things You Can Do To Help Birds

Birds are all around us. In fact, they are probably the most commonly seen wild animals by humans, but wild birds of all kinds are in serious decline. Despite these losses, there are many opportunities to help them survive and prosper. Learn what you can do to help the birds of North America and the threats they face.

Crazy Myths About Birds

Myths about birds have been around for a long time. What used to be thought of as the "Gospel Truth" is now being realized as merely a myth. And let’s face it, there has been some real classics and occasionally some that are just plain outrageous. 

What You Should Know About Fall Birding

Fall migration is an exciting time for birding. With migrants on the move your local birding site can become dynamic overnight, with an abundance of new species to identify. In this article we’ll discuss the basics of fall bird migration as it relates to weather, timing and locations so you can get on the right track to finding more birds.

The Most Desirable Birds In North America

We have learned that there's some bird species that bird watchers want to see more than any others. We have listed the 10 most-wanted birds in this article. They include three owls, a handful of endangered species, a puffin and a seabird that is spotted rarely in the United States.

The City Is Becoming a Great Place For Birding

Birds are everywhere, from forests to prairies, from swamps to deserts to suburban yards and yes, our metropolitan cities. The urban birder needs to open their mind to the possibility of spotting many different kind of birds among the concrete and glass of our largest cities.

How The Moon Affects Birds.

Lunar cycles seem to affect many of the rhythms, temporal patterns and behaviors of birds on Earth. Ambient moon light can affect visual communication in birds, feeding patterns and visual signals that are largely determined by the light available for reflection by the sender. Here are some amazing facts from various studies about how birds are influenced by the lunar cycle.

Where Did The Birds Go This Summer?

You may have noticed that in the middle of the summer, birds seem to disappear. During this time, many bird watchers hang up their binoculars until fall migration, but there’s no reason for you to stop birding. The birds are still out there, they’re just keeping a very low profile. Find out why!