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Black-Throated Blue Warblers

Black-Throated Blue Warblers

One of the most common  warblers, and arguably the nicest to listen to on a walk in the forest, is the Black-throated Blue Warbler. It is part of the new world warbler family that is found primarily in the eastern parts of the USA and more rarely in the western […]

The Main Flyways of North America

The Main Flyways of North America

The main flyways of North America are routes that are followed by migratory birds in large numbers. While some of these routes can easily be traced, others can be complicated to follow. There are currently four main flyways, however, no two species will follow the exact same path, from start […]

Where Do Migrating Birds Spend Their Winter

Where Do Migrating Birds Spend Their Winter

As you probably know there are many species of birds that will commonly spend the winter months in warmer places. But what does this mean exactly? Where do migrating birds spend their winter? While many birders will answer the question simply with “the south” The south covers a lot of […]

Food Scraps that Birds can Eat

Food Scraps that Birds can Eat

Nectar, bird seed, suet aren’t the only food options available that you can use to feed wild birds. In fact, there are several different types of food scraps that birds can eat. If you’re on a tight budget, common kitchen scraps can become part of your backyard birds diet easily […]

Types of Bird Migration

Types of Bird Migration

When you look at the sky and you see flocks of birds in that traditional migratory formation it inspires a calming and peaceful sensation. For many birders, it can be very fascinating to take the time from whatever task they’re doing and think about how these birds can fly for […]

Where Do Birds Go When It Rains

Where Do Birds Go When It Rains

Where do birds go when it rains? Can they get sick by being exposed to heavy rainfall? While a bird can look very soggy and miserable when it’s raining out, they have evolved well when it comes to handling heavy rainfall. In order to stay warm, a bird will trap […]

Is light Pollution Dangerous to Migrating Birds?

Is light Pollution Dangerous to Migrating Birds?

The migration journey can be a very dangerous one for all species of birds, from predator attacks and a lack of found resources along the way to dangerous weather conditions. But is light pollution dangerous to migrating birds? It certainly can be. Here, we’ll go over the dangers of light […]

Do Migrating Birds Fly at Night?

Do Migrating Birds Fly at Night?

Migration is an interesting time for the birder. Some birds will remain behind since migration can be risky and can be very taxing on the body. But do migrating birds fly at night or do they simply fly during the day and find a safe resting spot until dawn? Many […]

Common Types of Hummingbirds in North America

Common Types of Hummingbirds in North America

Hummingbirds are beautiful, delicate, and fly at impressive speeds when they’re not hovering in order to drink their fill of precious nectar. There are more than three hundred species of hummingbirds in the world. The common types of hummingbirds in North America consist of fewer than two dozen. Only a […]

Bird Identification – In-Depth Guide and Tips

Bird Identification – In-Depth Guide and Tips

There are more than eight hundred species of birds in Canada and America, which can make the idea of learning bird identification seem a little overwhelming. But every birder had to start somewhere. This guide will go over what you need to study to learn how to properly identify birds, […]

The Importance of Water for Birds

The Importance of Water for Birds

Many people will put a birdbath in their yard, purely for aesthetic reasons. Since there are typically so many natural sources of water that a bird can rely on, is a birdbath really essential to a bird’s survival? Many people will focus more on providing birds with a reliable food […]

Top Birdwatching Spots in New England

Top Birdwatching Spots in New England

New England is one of the major birdwatching destinations in the country and it’s home to a variety of bird species, which is what makes it a birding hotspot during the spring, summer, and even winter months. I’ve compiled a list of the top birdwatching spots in New England, each […]

Easy Hummingbird Nectar Recipes To Make On Your Own

Easy Hummingbird Nectar Recipes To Make On Your Own

Are you interested in hummingbird nectar recipes, so you can create fresh batches of nectar for your regular backyard visitors? There are several recipes that can be found online, but many of them are lacking the right nutrients a hummingbird needs to fuel their bodies and allow them to take […]

8 Ways to Help Birds in Bad Weather

8 Ways to Help Birds in Bad Weather

Winter for birds can be challenging and very dangerous. Not all birds will choose to migrate during the winter months, which leaves them susceptible to dangerous temperatures, hungry predators, sickness, and starvation. But can birds survive the winter months without help from us? Many ornithologists believe so. In fact, many […]

How to Keep Sparrows Out of a Bird House

How to Keep Sparrows Out of a Bird House

Many backyard birders will search for a solution for how to keep sparrows out of a bird house. This species of bird can be a total nuisance, and their very presence can drive a birder crazy, especially considering they tend to take over a yard, scaring off other species. If […]

How to Attract Cardinals to Your Yard

How to Attract Cardinals to Your Yard

The cardinal is considered one of the most beautiful orange birds of north America. Learning how to attract cardinals to your yard is fairly simple. All you need is the right type of bird feeder and food and you’ll have your yard full of cardinals in no time. Other ways […]

Feeding Mealworms to Birds – Full Guide with Tips

Feeding Mealworms to Birds – Full Guide with Tips

Many of us get excited when we set up a bird feeder and we get out first visitors. But if you’re serious about providing your backyard birds with the proper nutrition they need to migrate, feed their young, or stay strong and healthy during the winter months, then mealworms are […]

How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly

How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly

Whether you’re a birder or a casual observer, learning how to make your yard bird-friendly can come with many benefits, including a reduction in pests, hearing the sound of songbirds in the morning, or just the simple fascinating beauty that comes from watching these graceful creatures flying around your yard. […]

How to Build a Birdhouse

How to Build a Birdhouse

Having your local wild birds call your yard their home is not just about watching the beauty that comes with seeing them fly from branch to branch or raising their young, but they also do an excellent job of keeping the insect population under control. So, if you want to […]

Do Birds Use Birdhouses in the Winter?

Do Birds Use Birdhouses in the Winter?

Many birders love putting up a birdhouse every season to provide a comfortable safe haven for birds and their young. Most people will clean out a birdhouse and take it down at the end of the season, while others will leave the birdhouses out year-round. But do birds use birdhouses […]

When Do Birds Nest in Birdhouses?

When Do Birds Nest in Birdhouses?

Knowing when do birds nest in birdhouses will be crucial for the birder who wants to attract new nesting birds to their backyard. Houses can provide cavity-nesting birds with the perfect place to build a nest, and a safe spot to nurture fledglings. Additionally, other species can use a birdhouse […]

When Do You Clean Out Bird Houses?

When Do You Clean Out Bird Houses?

Most homeowners and backyard birders love when a bird decides to make a nest in their yard or in one of their new birdhouses, since this will allow them to observe the parents taking care of their young, and they can watch closely as the fledglings grow and leave the […]

Best Place to Put Hummingbird Feeders

Best Place to Put Hummingbird Feeders

A hummingbird won’t care quite so much about how your hummingbird feeder looks, instead, it will be more focused on where you’ve placed it. These feeders must be put in a highly attractive place in order to encourage the bird to visit your feeder. My guide will go over the […]

How to Squirrel-Proof a Bird Feeder

How to Squirrel-Proof a Bird Feeder

Ensuring that a certain species of wildlife remains fed and well-cared for in your backyard doesn’t sound exactly easy, does it? If you’re leaving out food in your yard, you shouldn’t be surprised that it’s drawing more than just birds onto your property. But for birders, it can be very […]

Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Considered one of the most popular birds in the world, it’s not surprising to learn that many birders and gardeners will go to great lengths to attract more hummingbirds to their garden. If you love watching hummingbirds flying around your yard, but you’ve noticed that only one or two visit […]

How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder

How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder

Learning how to clean a hummingbird feeder is important, especially if you live in a part of the country that experiences harsh summer heat. Keeping your feeders clean is important for the health of your hummingbird visitors since nectar can quickly spoil, or black mold can grow. Here, I’ll cover […]

Homemade Bird Food Recipes

Homemade Bird Food Recipes

If you’re searching online, looking for healthier, fresher feeding alternatives for your backyard bird population, making your own bird food can be the best alternative and one that will allow you to have total control over the quality of ingredients. The homemade bird food recipes in my guide are easy […]

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A Guide to Birdseed Types

Those new to birding or feeding birds in their own backyard may be quickly overwhelmed by the many options of birdseed to choose from, not knowing which type to choose and what type of birdseed birds actually love. If you want to increase your chances of having birds visit your […]

How to Hang a Bird Feeder

How to Hang a Bird Feeder

Learning how to hang a bird feeder in a secure location and one that will help to attract new visitors will depend on the type of feeder it is, whether it’s a birdseed feeder or a nectar feeder, what types of birds you have visiting, which species you want to […]

Best Time to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders

Best Time to Put Out Hummingbird Feeders

Most birders who set up bird feeders in their backyard are very eager to experience their first sighting of the season, but most new birders aren’t sure how early is too early to set up a nectar bird feeder. So when is the best time to put out hummingbird feeders? […]

How Do Hummingbirds Find Feeders

How Do Hummingbirds Find Feeders

Weighing in at just two to twenty grams, the hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. Their name comes from the sound their wings make, a low humming noise that comes from the sound of rapidly beating wings. These birds may be small, but they’re also incredibly fast and […]

Meet the Orange Birds of North America

Meet the Orange Birds of North America

Birds are considered some of the most brilliantly colored animals in all of the animal kingdom, and often, they can be found in a wide range of colors ranging from white or crimson, to black or vivid orange. The orange birds of North America can be found right in your […]

Birdwatching Clothing for the Summer and Winter Months

Birdwatching Clothing for the Summer and Winter Months

The avid birdwatcher can dress in pretty much any type of clothing and still be able to sight some birds, however, choosing the right birdwatching clothing can help the birder to sight birds more easily. So exactly what should you wear when you’re out birding? This can vary and will […]