Backyard Birds Articles

Here are five tips for making your backyard more bird-friendly. It takes more than just hanging a... read more
Summer’s on the wane, and yet it’s hard to put a finger on how we know, exactly. Like a moon one... read more
“We’ll know her when we see her!” shouts a friend in greeting, then disappears down the hill. Who... read more
At breakfast, I sit near my backyard window and listen to birds' sweet songs in the morning light.... read more
The natural world doesn’t grab headlines too often. It’s just not suited to the 24-hour news cycle... read more
So I hear you’re looking for a life coach. You know, somebody to straighten you out, get you back... read more
What’s brown and brown and brown all over? What skulks like a cat, camouflages like a chameleon,... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Barn Owl. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay Library... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Great Horned Owl. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Western Scrub-Jay. Click play button. Compliments of The... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Cedar Waxwing.  Click play button. See what species have been... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Barn Swallow. Click the play button. Compliments of The... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the House Sparrow. Click the play button. Compliments of The... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Dark-eyed Junco. Click the play button. Compliments of The... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Northern Mockingbird. Click the play button. Compliments of The... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Hermit Thrush. Click the play button. Compliments of The... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Eastern Bluebird. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the American Robin. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Pileated Woodpecker.  Click play button. Compliments of The... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Blue Jay.  Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Wild Turkey.  Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the American Kestrel. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Belted Kingfisher. Click play button. Compliments of The... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Northern Cardinal. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the American Goldfinch. Click play button. Compliments of The... read more
Click play below to listen to the bird sounds of the Black-capped Chickadee. Click play button.... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Click to play below. Compliments of... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the House Wren. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Great Blue Heron. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Baltimore Oriole. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
Did you know that bird behavior can help us predict the weather?  Closely observe nature and your... read more
Listen to the bird sounds of the Mourning Dove. Click play button. Compliments of The Macaulay... read more
What do you feed the birds? Our handy wild bird food chart lists the type of seeds, nuts, and other... read more
Here are a few simple but very important rules you must remember if you wish to succeed with birds... read more
Through the summer, I have suet hanging on a hook on my deck next to the hummingbird feeder. I can... read more
Here is a recipe for the birds! 8 pounds suet 2 pounds peanut butter 8-ounce bottle corn syrup 2... read more
Try this bird food recipe to attract your feathered friends! 3 parts melted fat (suet preferred) 1... read more
Try this bird food recipe—just place in mesh bags and hang outdoors! 2 cups cornmeal 2... read more
Here are some great bird food recipes, to be used anytime, but especially in the cold winter months... read more
Learn how to make a bird seed wreath with these simple instructions, and create something very... read more

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