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Best Budget Friendly Binoculars for Bird Watching

Best Budget Friendly Binoculars for Bird Watching

As enjoyable as birdwatching can be, it is sometimes hampered by the poor quality of some bird watching equipment. However, you can enjoy your favorite activity by using any of the best budget binoculars for bird watching in this article. While many binoculars for birdwatching come with some premium features, […]

Scarlet Tanager: Identification, Facts and Habitat

Scarlet Tanager: Identification, Facts and Habitat

Do you admire beautiful birds and love to learn more about them? Today we will share everything about the breath-taking Scarlet Tanager from the birding world! The Scarlet Tanager is one of the most strikingly gorgeous birds in North America. With its bright red body and jet-black wings, it’s hard […]

Orioles – Identification, Facts & Habitat

Orioles – Identification, Facts & Habitat

Orioles have beautiful and vivid plumage that comes in a variety of colors including many shades of yellows and oranges. With the right birdwatching  binoculars, you can easily spot one of these vividly colored birds in your yard. In this orioles’ identification guide, I’ll go over what makes these birds […]

How Long Do Birds Incubate Their Eggs For?

How Long Do Birds Incubate Their Eggs For?

There are over seven hundred species of birds in North America. These birds will search for a mate during mating season, lay their clutch, and incubate them as they wait for their arrival. But how long do birds incubate their eggs? This can vary from species to species. Many factors […]

6 Unique Spring Birding Moments to Watch For

6 Unique Spring Birding Moments to Watch For

Birders will enjoy sighting new and rare birds in the coming months as winter turns into spring. Those new to birding can watch as birds enjoy the sunshine and forage for food, search for a mate, or claim territory. If you have a good bird house in your backyard, you […]

Indigo Bunting – Identification, Facts, and Habitat

Indigo Bunting – Identification, Facts, and Habitat

Otherwise known as a “blue canary”, the Indigo Bunting is undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring little birds that we can see in our backyards! Apart from their mesmerizing blue appearance, they also have a cheerful tone and friendly energetic behavior. In this article, we will go through all of […]

Cuckoos – Identification, Behavior, and Facts

Cuckoos – Identification, Behavior, and Facts

There are currently 127 species of cuckoos. Some species will call temperate zones their home, while most of the species will spend their time in tropical climates. These birds are well-known for their parasitic breeding practices, which involves laying their eggs in another species of bird’s nest, forcing that bird […]

The Main Flyways of North American Birds

The Main Flyways of North American Birds

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 […]

Many Different Types of Bird Migration Patterns

Many Different Types of Bird Migration Patterns

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 During the Nighttime?

Do Migrating Birds Fly During the Nighttime?

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 […]

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 More Friendly for Birds

How to Make Your Yard More Friendly for Birds

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 During the Winter?

Do Birds Use Birdhouses During 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 […]

How Do You Know When to Clean Out a Bird House?

How Do You Know When to Clean Out a Bird House?

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 […]