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Watching and feeding birds in your own backyard is an enjoyable and inexpensive hobby. Content in this section covers an array of topics, from the basics of bird feeding to habitat development. You will learn about the best bird feeders, the best bird seed to attract more birds and a greater variety of birds and other tips on how to attract birds.

Content for three very popular groups of birds is also included – Purple Martins, Hummingbirds and Bluebirds. Information for each species describes housing and nest boxes, gardening tips for the hummingbirds and the favorite food of the bluebirds.


National Bird Feeding month 2015

rose-breatsed grosbeak

The male Rose-breasted Grosbeak is often reported at feeders, especially during spring migration. It is primarily found in the eastern half of the United States.

rose-breasted grosbeak

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are much different in appearance than the males.  The more subdued coloration helps the female remain hidden while on the nest.  It is very similar in appearance to the female Black-headed Grosbeak of the western United States. Both photographs by Alan Wilson.

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New Mexico State Bird – Greater Roadrunner

Owls in Ohio (12 Species That You Can See)

The 12 Common and Rare Owls in Michigan (That You Can See)

Nebraska State Bird – Western Meadowlark

The 30 Most Common Birds of Connecticut (That You Can See)

The 16 Owls in Texas (9 Commonly Seen & 8 Rare Birds)

Birds of Hawaii – Most Common Species of the State

The 11 Owls in Georgia That You Can See (5 Common & 4 Rare)

11 Owls in Florida That You Can Actually See (If You’re Lucky)

Kentucky State Bird | Northern Cardinal

Birds of Washington – 30 Most Common Bird Species You Can Spot!

Birds of Arkansas – Most Common Birds of the State

Birds of Illinois – Most Common Species You Can Spot

Nevada State Bird | Mountain Bluebird

Hawks in Colorado – 13 Most Common Hawk Species

Montana State Bird – Western Meadowlark (All We Know)

Hawks in Wisconsin – Most Common Species You Can Spot

Maine State Bird – Black-capped Chickadee

Hawks in Maryland – Most Common Hawk Species of the State

30 Most Common Bird Species in New York

15 Most Common Hawks in Arizona

North Carolina State Bird – Northern Cardinal

Most Common Hawks in Illinois – 10 Species You Can Spot

New Jersey State Bird – American Goldfinch

Hawks in Missouri – 11 Species You Can Spot

Kansas State Bird – Western Meadowlark

Hawks in Indiana – Most Common Species

What is Louisiana State Bird (And Why)?

Top 14 Most Common Hawks in California

Idaho State Bird – Mountain Bluebird

35 Most Common Birds of Alabama

Iowa State Bird – American Goldfinch

Hawks in Iowa – 10 Common & Rare Species You Can Spot

34 Most Common Birds of California [Field Guide]

The 34 Most Popular Birds Of Montana (With Pictures)

What is Virginia’s State Bird? Why This Bird? (Interesting Facts Included)

Minnesota State Bird – The Common Loon

The 35 Most Popular Birds in Wisconsin (Based on Data)

Hawks in Virginia – 7 Most Common Hawks of the State

30 Most Popular Birds of Georgia

9 Hawks in Michigan (That You Can Actually See)

Hawks in Ohio – 11 Species You Can Spot In Ohio

Hawks in Texas – 15 Species To Spot In Texas

15 Most Common Birds of Arizona (Based On Data)

33 Backyard and Wild Birds of Pennsylvania

All 8 Hawks That Live in Florida (Field Guide) Pics & ID

Birds of Indiana: Top 35 Most Common

Oregon State Bird – Western Meadowlark

Birds of Missouri – Top 35 Most Common Species

South Carolina State Bird – Carolina Wren

36 Most Common Backyard & Wild Birds of Virginia (Incl. Hawks, Woodpeckers & Owls)

Oklahoma State Bird – Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Michigan State Bird – American Robin

The 36 Most Common Birds of Florida

Mississippi State Bird | Northern Mockingbird

8 Best Bird Feeders With A Camera

State Bird of Hawaii – Hawaiian Goose (Interesting Facts & ID)

Droll Yankees Winter Feeding Tips

Rhode Island State Bird Watching and Feeding Information

Return of the Purple Martins

Martin Roosts

Trouble Shooting Purple Martin Issues

Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbird Feed

Other Cavity Nesters

Predator Control For Birds

Where to Place Your Bluebird Box

Bluebird Box Styles

Mountain Bluebirds In The Backyard

Western Bluebirds In The Backyard

Eastern Bluebirds In The Backyard

Bird Seed Images with Species Preferences

Suet Feeders for Birds

Window-mounted Bird Feeders

Platform Style Bird Feeders

Peanut Feeders for Birds

Dome Bird Feeders

Hopper Style Bird Feeders

Tube Feeders for Birds

Sugar Water

Waterfall Rocks

Hanging birdbaths

On-ground Birdbaths

Shelter for Backyard Birds

Troubleshooting Bird Feeding Issues

Pedestal Birdbaths

Birdbath care


Bird Seed Preferences by Species

Bird Food Choices

Suet Receipes for Feeding Birds

Bird Feeder Types

Bird Feeder Care

Bird Nest Box Sizes

Feeding Bluebirds

Bluebird Boxes

Bluebird trails

Bluebird care

Bluebird Resources

Gardening for Hummers

Hummingbird FAQ

Hummingbird Resources

Purple Martin Housing

Attracting Purple Martins

Purple Martin Care

Purple Martin Resources

State Bird of Arizona – Cactus Wren (Interesting Facts & ID)

Arkansas State Bird – Northern Mockingbird

Delaware State Bird Watching and Feeding Information

Florida State Bird – Northern Mockingbird

Georgia State Bird | Brown Thrasher

Idaho State Bird Watching and Feeding Information

Illinois State Bird | Northern Cardinal

Iowa Birds – Watching and Feeding Information

Kansas Birds – Top 40 Most Common Wild Birds

30 Most Common Birds of Kentucky (With Key Identifications)

30 Most Common Birds of Louisiana [Field Guide]

Birds of Maine – Most Common Bird Species Of The State

The 35 Most Common Birds of Maryland

32 Most Common Birds of Massachusetts (Incl. Hawks & Owls)

Birds of Michigan – 21 Most Common Backyard and Wild Species

Birds of Minnesota – Top 35 Most Common Birds

Mississippi Bird Watching and Feeding Information

State Bird of Missouri – Eastern Bluebird

Birds of Nebraska – 25 Common Species You Can Spot

35 Most Common Birds of Nevada (That You Can Spot)

New Hampshire State Bird Watching and Feeding Information

Birds of New Jersey – 24 Most Common Birds

25 Most Common Birds of New Mexico [Field Guide]

TOP 35 Birds of North Carolina – Most Common Wild & Backyard Birds

North Dakota Birds – Watching and Feeding Information

Most Common (Wild and Backyard) Birds Of Oregon

Ruffed Grouse – Pennsylvania State Bird (Interesting Facts & Pics)

Birds of South Carolina – 29 Most Common Birds (Incl. Hawks & Owls)

South Dakota Birds – Watching and Feeding Information

The 35 Most Common Birds of Tennessee

Birds of Utah – 30 Most Common Birds You Can See

Birds of Vermont – The Most Common Bird Species

What is Washington State Bird?

Wyoming State Bird Watching and Feeding Information

Alaska State – Bird Watching and Feeding

Purple Martins

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