Wild Birds

Both backyard birders and ornithologists will find relevant tips about their favorite birds, all written by an experienced expert in the field.
Anna's hummingbird
The 20 Types of Hummingbirds You'll Find in North America
The Parts of a Bird Diagram
Parts of a Bird
European Goldfinch - Sick or Stunned
How Do I Recognize a Sick Bird?
Female and male Harlequin ducks sitting on rock near water
How Do You Tell If a Bird Is Male or Female?
Tan-colored sparrow chirping on top of metal post
Understanding the Sounds Birds Make
common gull
What Beach Bird Do You See? Learn the Shorebirds!
Anna's hummingbird
Discover 25 Fun Facts about Hummingbirds
Red-Tailed Hawk
What Is a Raptor?
flock of birds
Do You Know the Proper Names for Different Bird Flocks?
mother and ducklings
What Is a Baby Bird Called?
Pitcher Plants
You Won't Believe These 8 Weird Things That Eat Birds
Killdeer in the wild
How Long Do Birds Live?
free as a bird
Learn the TRUE Meaning of Bird Idioms and How They Relate to Birds
Canada Goose Family
Find out If Birds Really Mate for Life
Chickadee sitting on branch in winter
Ever Wonder How Wild Birds Keep Warm in the Winter?
baby bird in the desert
You Found a Baby Bird - Now What?
Northern Saw-Whet Owl
How to Go Looking for Owls
Hummingbird trapped inside a house
How to Get a Trapped Hummingbird Out of the House Safely
nesting bird
Why and How to Safely Discourage Nesting Birds
Hummingbird sitting on small nest closeup
Everything You Need to Know About Hummingbird Nests
Barn Owl and Nesting Box
Invite Barn Owls to Nest in Your Yard With the Right Boxes
coot sitting on a nest
When Should Bird Nests Be Removed?
Chaffinch on a window sill
Know How to Help When Birds Hit Windows
One-legged gull
How Do Birds Lose Legs, and How Can You Help?
Sleeping Goose
How Do Birds Sleep?
Sandhill Cranes in Flight
Exactly Why Do Birds Bother Migrating?
Anna's hummingbird flying in front of bright pink flowers
When Do Hummingbirds Migrate?
Acorn Woodpecker Drilling on a House
Woodpeckers Driving You Crazy? Here's What to Do
Canada Jay Attacking a Car Mirror
Is a Bird Pecking at Windows? Make It Stop!
Bald Eagle Preening
Why Is Preening So Important to Birds?
Green and white hummingbird sounding aggression on plant stem
Hummingbird Behavior and Aggression
Black-crowned night heron
Where Birds Go At Night, Anyway?
Pigeons in Love
Do Birds Have Feelings?
Sparrow Dust Bath
Why Do Birds Take Dust Baths?
Bird holding nesting twig
The Best Nesting Materials for Birds
Turquoise and black-colored hummingbird sitting on branch closeup
Overview of Hummingbird Predators
ducklings splashing through the water
Ducks Do a Lot More Than Quack
Blackburnian Warbler Singing
Why Do Birds Sing?
Cream-colored sparrow sitting on branch while singing
Which Birds Sing the Dawn Chorus and Why
Mute Swan Mother and Her Newly Born Cygnet on Long Island
Learn the Stages of Baby Bird Growth
two Northern Cardinals
Why Is Spring Bird Mating Season?
swan couple
This is How Birds, Ahem, Get It On
Young Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Identification
moretta duck
Examine the Parts of a Duck
Broad-billed hummingbird sitting on thin stem
Learn Your Hummers With This Hummingbird Identification List
12 Fun Facts About Baby Birds
Red male cardinal sitting on bare branches closeup
Fun Northern Cardinal Bird Trivia and Facts
grey heron
What Is a Bird and What Makes Birds Unique?
Osprey Talons
Learn All About Bird Talons and How They Are Used
Wild Turkey Portrait With Snood
What Is a Turkey's Snood?
Great horned owl owlet standing on the ground.
What Do You Call a Baby Owl?
A baby goose on some grass
What Do You Call a Baby Goose?
a drake of the mandarin species
What Makes a Duck a Drake?
Flamingo Feeding Crop Milk to its Chick
Do Birds Produce Milk for Their Young?
side profile of a bird
What Part of a Bird Is the Cloaca?
Brown and white hawk head's with yellow eyes closeup
How Do Birds See Color?
Wet Baby Bird
Do These 5 Things and You Are Hurting Baby Birds!
Clark's Grebe Pair Mating Dance
Bird Mating Dances and Other Courtship Behavior
Titmouse Sunning
Why Do Birds Sunbathe?
Yellow-eyed junco bird standing on rock
A Fun Photo Gallery of Juncos