Helpful Tips & Tricks

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 […]

Best Birding Destinations in the USA

Best Birding Destinations in the USA

You don’t have to travel thousands of miles for the perfect bird watching adventure. In fact, the United States is home to hundreds of bird species, including tropical birds that migrate here during the colder months of the year. If you time your trip right you’ll be able to catch […]

East Texas Bird Identification 

East Texas Bird Identification 

Learning about East Texas bird identification will show you a wide variety of species that are native to this gorgeous state. While most Texans are familiar many of the state’s iconic places, many are hard-pressed to come up with even just one native species of bird. Birding is currently considered […]

When do Birds Go to Sleep?

When do Birds Go to Sleep?

Most people have seen a duck sleeping out on the water, but it is unusual to see sleeping birds during the day. But just like any animal, birds need sleep in order to recover from an illness or injury, replenish their energy, or grow. Yet their sleep is different from […]

Types of Black Birds Commonly Found in America

Types of Black Birds Commonly Found in America

All birders have their favorite type of bird, whether it’s the blue jay, woodpecker, or sparrow. But there’s something about black birds that we find fascinating. There are many birds that tend to fall into the black bird category, and while it’s true that there are several types of black […]

Where Do Little Blue Penguins Live?

Where Do Little Blue Penguins Live?

The blue penguin, commonly known as the little blue penguin and the fairy penguin, is the smallest species of penguin. When this penguin reaches adulthood in weighs in at just two and a half pounds. Their petite appearance is just one of the reasons why they’re considered the most well-loved […]

What is the Difference Between Torpor and Hibernation?

What is the Difference Between Torpor and Hibernation?

When we discuss the different ways animals survive during the winter, torpor and hibernation usually come up. However, there are not many animals that actually hibernate. For the most part, some will simply enter a light state of sleep, which is referred to as torpor. Other animals will utilize a […]

Nocturnal Birds List – A List Of Must-See Birds!

Nocturnal Birds List – A List Of Must-See Birds!

Our nocturnal birds list will primarily cover the popular California nocturnal birds and the nocturnal birds of Texas. These birds can avoid many day time, or diurnal predators. They will use their keen eyesight to spot prey, and can also take advantage of other nighttime conditions. Most nocturnal birds will […]

Famous Bird Watchers Throughout History

Famous Bird Watchers Throughout History

Famous birdwatchers tend to fall into two different categories and that includes birdwatchers who are famous for birding and celebrities who love birding. In our guide will cover both types of well-known birders. But regardless of why they’re famous, the people on our list have one thing in common, and […]

All About Owls: A Guide to the Silent Night Predators

All About Owls: A Guide to the Silent Night Predators

There are two hundred and sixteen species of owls today. One hundred and nineteen species belong to the typical owl family, with a total of eighteen species belonging to the barn owl family. The majority of owls are nocturnal predators. Their long sharp talons and hooked bills are designed to […]

Where Do Birds Go At Night in the Winter?

Where Do Birds Go At Night in the Winter?

Do you enjoy watching birds flitting around your backyard, going from feeder to feeder, or spending time in your bird bath? If you love watching bird life activity in your backyard, then you may wonder where do birds go at night in the winter months. During this time, the birds […]

Big Year Birding Rules and Strategies

Big Year Birding Rules and Strategies

In general, big year birding is a type of self-challenge that avid birders partake in to test their birding skills to determine how many birds they can identify in a single year. There’s also a birding year competition that’s hosted by the American Birding Society. We’ll discuss the ABA’s bird […]