Honoring our Forgotten Avian Veterans

Honoring our Forgotten Avian Veterans

Did you know that birds were used by the U.S. Military during WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict? Read on to learn more about avian heros.
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Important Autumn Checklist for Thoughtful Backyard Birders

Important Autumn Checklist for Thoughtful Backyard Birders

The fall is a busy time for backyard birders. Here's what you need to do now to keep your birds happy.
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How to See More Hummingbirds... Without Leaving Your Home

How to See More Hummingbirds... Without Leaving Your Home

Up until now, you may have only seen one or two hummingbirds at a time briefly visiting your feeder. You may even be able to tell that you have at least one male and one female, usually visiting separately. It’s probably not your fault that you don’t see a lot of birds because no one ever taught you...

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Secrets About Feathers

Secrets About Feathers

Think you know everything about feathers? Read here to discover some interesting things you probably never knew!
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Interesting Map with Your Exciting 2021 Sightings of Brilliant Orioles

Interesting Map with Your Exciting 2021 Sightings of Brilliant Orioles

Love orioles? We do, too! Can't wait for them to reach your feeders? This map will help you track the progress through the migration this year!
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Interesting Map with Exciting 2021 Purple Martin Sightings

Interesting Map with Exciting 2021 Purple Martin Sightings

Love purple martins? We do, too! Can't wait for them to reach your feeders? This map will help you track the progress through the migration this year!
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Fun and Exciting Phonetic Alphabet for Ornithologists

Fun and Exciting Phonetic Alphabet for Ornithologists

Have you ever considered what the Phonetic Alphabet might look like if you used only species names for the wild birds of North America? Check out this fun version, designed with the ornithologist in mind.
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2021 Warbler Migration: the Most Exciting Time of the Year

2021 Warbler Migration: the Most Exciting Time of the Year

Love warblers? Do you anxiously await the time when you can get a glimpse of their brilliant spring colors and, if you're lucky, spot a rare bird? We do, too! This map will help you track the progress of their migration this year!
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Interesting Map with Your Exciting 2021 Hummingbird Sightings

Interesting Map with Your Exciting 2021 Hummingbird Sightings

Love hummingbirds? Can't wait for them to reach your feeders? This map will help you track the progress through the migration this year!
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3 Beautiful Birds to Attract with Birdhouses

3 Beautiful Birds to Attract with Birdhouses

This column will help you discover what colorful songbirds look for when choosing a home.
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How to Create a Complete Bird List

How to Create a Complete Bird List

Have you ever wondered how some people can tell you how many birds they've seen in a year? The answer is by creating a complete bird list; here's how to make one of your own.
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Helping Mockingbirds Survive the Harsh Winter Months

Helping Mockingbirds Survive the Harsh Winter Months

Mockingbirds are omnivores and eat a variety of foods including, insects, berries, and even seeds. In the summer, mockingbirds dine primarily on insects, and in the winter they eat more berries. This adaptive strategy has allowed mockingbirds to survive the winter months when insects are scarce. 
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Wild Bird Muffins

Wild Bird Muffins

These muffins are a great treat for your wild birds! Mockingbirds love them, and so do catbirds, robins, and a variety of other birds.
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Great Horned Owl: Interesting Facts About This Amazing Bird

Great Horned Owl: Interesting Facts About This Amazing Bird

Owls make up over half of the three percent of bird species that are active at night.  The Great Horned Owl is perhaps the most common of the owls
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Festive Pinecones - A Feast For Beloved Wild Birds

Festive Pinecones - A Feast For Beloved Wild Birds

Making treats for the birds is a fun family activity. This recipe for festive pinecones will attract woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, and tufted titmice.
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Dead or Alive?  Where Are My Beautiful Birds?

Dead or Alive? Where Are My Beautiful Birds?

Discover why your feeders are suddenly empty this fall. Learn one simple thing that you can do to help prevent the demise of migratory birds.
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Would I Enjoy a Bird Walk Even if I Can't Identify Birds?

Would I Enjoy a Bird Walk Even if I Can't Identify Birds?

Discover the most common misconceptions, myths, and mistakes that prevent people from getting started in birdwatching. 
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Prepare Now for Exciting Fall Hummingbirds

Prepare Now for Exciting Fall Hummingbirds

Do you see only a single male hummingbird yet observe many females? This column will help you to understand why.
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Definitions of Binocular Terms

Definitions of Binocular Terms

Here are some definitions and descriptions of common binocular features to help you better understand binoculars and make an informed decision when making your purchase.
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Good vs Bad: Nyjer vs Thistle

Good vs Bad: Nyjer vs Thistle

Discover the difference between nyjer seed and thistle seed, they are not the same thing!
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Summer Activities to Help You Attract More Colorful Birds

Summer Activities to Help You Attract More Colorful Birds

Learn what to do to keep your backyard birds happy and healthy this summer.
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Discover The Best Bird Fathers

Discover The Best Bird Fathers

When most people think about baby birds, they think about mother birds building the nest and then caring for the young. Many male birds take an active role in parenthood and should be celebrated both on Father's Day and every day of the year!
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How to identify beautiful Blackbirds, Crows and Ravens

How to identify beautiful Blackbirds, Crows and Ravens

What is that black bird? Is it a blackbird, a crow, or a raven? Discover how to distinguish between these birds and identify the bird you're looking at.
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Interesting Map with Your Exciting 2020 Hummingbird Sightings

Interesting Map with Your Exciting 2020 Hummingbird Sightings

Love hummingbirds? Can't wait for them to reach your feeders? This map will help you track the progress through the migration this year!
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Interesting Map with Your Exciting 2020 Sightings of Brilliant Orioles

Interesting Map with Your Exciting 2020 Sightings of Brilliant Orioles

Love orioles? We do, too! Can't wait for them to reach your feeders? This map will help you track the progress through the migration this year!
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