Flying machines: Bird metabolisms call for constant fuel
If you’ve ever heard the expression “She eats like a bird,” you may have the impression birds require very little caloric intake.
Top 5 Blue Feeder Birds
Wondering which blue bird is visiting your feeder? Check out our guide to get an ID.
Tips to Achieve Bird-Friendly Lighting in Your Yard
As birds prepare to migrate, one thing we can do is make the skies a little safer to travel by making a few minoradjustments to your landscaping.
Backyard Birdwatching Tips and Tricks
Want to get more enjoyment from the birds that inhabit your yard? Try these starter tips!
Need a Mood Boost? Bird Watching Offers Mental Health Benefits
Learn how bird watching can offer mental health benefits as well as improve your physical well-being.
About Green Jays and Where to Find Them
Green Jays are a rare but brilliant bird worth the trip to Texas' Rio Grande Valley.
Where Do Birds Sleep During Winter?
Where birds sleep in the winter can seem like a mystery, but it's not just a matter of where they sleep, it's how they sleep.
How Do Birds See?
Birds have the ability to see ultraviolet waves, which adds a new dimension to their visual world.
Why Don’t Birds Fall When They Sleep?
What keeps birds from falling off their perches? Turns out they don't have to think about gripping.
Inspired Ideas to Start Birding with Kids
Birding with the family doesn't need an elaborate plan. Just take moments from your day to keep birds in the conversation.
3 Songbird Facts Worth Sharing
Did you know that birds have hollow bones? That birds can see magnetic fields? Click through to learn some amazing discoveries about bird biology.
Connections Between Birdsong & Human Language
Human speech and bird songs have been discovered to have numerous parallels. Read about how both birds and children similarly learn how to vocalize.
Why Do Birds Take Dust Baths?
Birds take dust baths to remove excess oil from their feathers and rid themselves of parasites.
5 Juvenile Birds that Bring Cuteness to Backyard Birding
Keep an eye out for these juvenile birds that will eventually turn into beautiful, striking adults.
How Do Birds Breathe?
Ever wonder how birds breathe? Read this article to find out more about their elaborate respiratory system!
Why Do Birds Lose Their Feathers?
Birds will lose their feathers sometimes twice a year. Explore why they lose their feathers, what makes birds molt, and what you can do to help.
Birding is Booming
Why do people watch birds instead of other animals? Learn the benefits of birding and why a whole community is dedicated to watching these flying creatures.
Why Are Male Birds More Colorful Than Female Birds?
Have you ever wondered why male birds are often so much more colorful than female birds? Learn what science has to say to explain this confusing concept.
Five Free Online Tools for Bird Lovers
Looking for online resources to improve your bird knowledge? Take advantage of these five free online tools that will help you get the most out of birding.
Why Do Some Birds Look Shiny?
Ever wonder why the feathers of some birds appear dull in some light, but shiny in others? Discover the reason for shiny feathers and some birds who have them.
Birding 101: How to Get Started on Birding
Looking to get into birding? Learn a few easy steps for how you can begin to connect with nature through birding anytime and anywhere!
What Does it Mean When You Find a Band on a Bird’s Leg?
Researchers use silver and colored bands to track birds in North America for research on bird migration and population, as well as environmental changes.
The Juvenile Stage: What Happens When Baby Birds Leave the Nest?
What comes between infancy and adulthood in birds? Learn about the growth that takes place for birds in the juvenile stage.
Fascinating Facts About Bird Eggs
Bird eggs are one of the wonders of spring. Read on to learn just how amazing they really are.
Baby Birds: When to Help, When to Back Off
Have you ever seen a baby bird on the ground, and you weren’t sure what to do with it? Read about when it is best to seek help, and when it’s best to leave it be.
Camouflaged Birds & How They Hide
Birds utilize their plumage to camouflage themselves from predators and other birds.
Why Do Birds Have Patterned Feathers?
Colorful and patterned feathers serve lots of purposes such as camouflage and communication.
Purple Songbirds: Do they Exist?
Have you ever seen a purple bird at your feeder? Wondering if they exist? Check out these purple birds that you could come across in the U.S.
How to Keep Birds From Eating Your Grass Seed
Proactive steps you can take to while waiting for new grass seed to germinate.
Did You Know: Birds Have Hollow Bones
A light but strong skeleton helps birds take flight efficiently.
Join Bird Lovers for the Great Backyard Bird Count
Participation in this worldwide event held each February is easy. Don't miss it!
What Beak Shape Reveals About a Bird's Diet
Learn four common backyard bird beak shapes and how they’re used as tools to help birds eat.
Winter Songbird Myths Uncovered
We'll help you separate fact from fiction about how birds behave and what they need in the winter.
4 Captivating Books About Birds and Birding
Here are four fascinating bird-centered books to deepen your appreciation for your backyard visitors.
Tips for Casual, Easy-Going Birding
The hobby of bird watching can be enjoyed practically anywhere by anyone.
Safe Summer Bird Feeding: Q&A With David Bonter
Expert advice for providing fresh food through the hot and humid summer months.
2018: Year of the Bird
Learn how the Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects birds and how you can take a pledge to make a difference.
3 Strategies That Help Birds Survive the Winter
Learn how birds manage to keep themselves warm in the coldest of temperatures.
How to Keep Your Bird Feeders Clean
Keeping bird feeders clean will help keep your backyard birds healthy throughout the year.
Make Feeder Sightings Count
Here's how you can help bird researchers understand where songbirds live in the winter and how many there are.
5 Apps for Backyard Birders
Here are some of the best birding apps for to help you identify and learn about birds using your smartphone.
How to Take Photos of Birds With Your Smartphone
Here are some tips to help you snap beautiful pictures of your feathered friends.
Egg-citing Factoids About Bird Eggs
Here are some fun facts about bird egg colors, incubation, and more.
Get Bird-Smart with These Regional Feeder Bird Guides
Check out these folding pocket guides to help you ID backyard birds from the experts at Cornell Lab.
Birding is the Perfect Hobby You Can Do Anytime, Anywhere
Why not take a little extra time to learn more about the birds in your neighborhood?
Searching for a New Hobby? Give Birding a Try!
Birding is a great hobby that provides way to spend more time outdoors and teach you about our natural world.
Bird Nesting Stages
Here's what you need to know about the nesting birds in your yard so you can observe and enjoy them safely.
The Surprising Story Behind the Color of Feathers
Many birds get their color from pigments, but some of our winged visitors have more surprising stories behind the colors of their feathers.
Tips for Identifying Bird Sounds
Learning more about bird calls can help you identify them. Use these tips to sharpen your skills.
Helpful Resources for Identifying Birds
What's that bird? Check out these birding smart phone apps to help you identify the birds you see.
Bird Feeding 101: Mixed Seed vs. Straight Seed
Here's a quick guide to wild bird food mixes and seeds liked most by finches, cardinals and chickadees.