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Flying South: All you need to know about migration

This tiny, curious and common southern United States inhabitant is distinguished from its close northern cousin by region and song.

Get to know this hardy, intelligent and friendly bird of Canada and the northern U.S. woods.

The dawn chorus is a symphony of birdsong that occurs in the early-morning hours for a few months each spring.

Bird watchers across North America will see one of two forms of this unique but abundant warbler, foraging for insects and fruit.

Here are some tactics to stop the noise and the damage.

This songbird sports a bi-colored bill and single brown spot on its breast.

This intriguing sparrow comes in two distinct color types that are associated with personality differences.

This bird lovers' favorite is bold, curious, and tough enough to reside throughout the upper half of the continental U.S. all year long.

This large sparrow, distinguished by its black and white-striped cap can be found across much of the US during the winter, in flocks foraging in the brush.

This bird of the mountain ranges of the western U.S. and Canada prefers high altitudes for breeding, but may be seen in lower elevations foraging for seeds and insects.

This busy bird can be seen hopping along the trunks of conifers in forest of the northern U.S. and Rocky Mountains.

Learn how to distinguish two distinct bird species that were formerly grouped under the name Western Scrub-Jay: California Scrub-Jay and Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay.

This sleek and sociable bird features velvety plumage and is most often seen feasting on the berries of fruit-bearing trees and shrubs.

This chickadee of the Western U.S. can be found flitting throughout the mountain pine forests at high elevations.

This lively patterned bird with the red-cap gets its name from faint red feathers hiding on it's belly.

Learn how adaptations help these winter wanderers breed further north than any other songbird.

Learn why scientists are studying habitats of one of the most colorful birds in North America.

The striking Spotted Towhee will visit backyard feeders in Western U.S. statesespecially in winter when insects are harder to find

This sweet-singing bird is one of the most widespread and diverse in North America, common from urban yards to fields and forests.

This bird gets its name from the juniper tree, where it nests throughout the pinyon and juiper forests of the Western U.S.

Locate this bird, common in open fields and backyards, by its "bouncing" song.

Watch for this common songbird with it's familiar trilling "chip" throughout North America.

Spot this songbird with its distinct foraging moves if you live along the coast and foothills of California.

Inhabitants of the West Coast of the U.S. can look and listen for this ground foraging bird in the fall and winter months.

Learn what to do with abandoned nests and nestboxes after the breeding season.

Provide species-specific housing to observe these fascinating birds in your backyard.

Learn about this charismatic bird and the important role it plays in Western pine forests.

These black and orange birds are sometimes called "ground robins."

Learning to distinguish bird songs makes it much easier to identify the singer, even when you can’t see them.

Follow our steps and with time and patience, you might just coax birds to eat out of the palm of your hand.

Researchers have found that females of many songbird species sing and have been for millions of years. Find out how you can help scientists listen and learn more.

Get to know what's to love about this unmistakable and popular bird.

Homeowners can protect birds by reducing window collisions. Here are a few ideas to make your windows safer without sacrificing the view.

Learn the reasons for behaviors the birds in your neighborhood display as they choose mates, build nests and tend to eggs.

Whether pecking for insects, hollowing out a nest cavity or making noise to attract a mate, how do woodpeckers handle all that headbanging?

Chickadees have much to say and scientists have discovered that they communicate with particularly complexity not found in other species.

Some bird species create caches of seeds, storing large quantities to ensure they will have something to eat later when food is scarce.

An American Robin sighting is the age-old signaler that warm weather is on the way.

Learn how these bold desert warriors have adapted to their harsh environment.

Here are some things you might not know about this favorite song bird.

Conditions are right this winter for large flocks of crossbills to cross the U.S. this winter in search of pine cone seeds.

Spot the Meadowlark foraging the ground of fields and meadows or singing while perched on posts and power lines.

Some theories to uncover the reason birds practice their love songs outside of mating season.

Learn how to spot this erratic traveler during winter months.

Here are some tips for spotting these tiny, elusive birds as they spend their winters throughout the U.S.

Get acquainted with this species and learn how to tell it from its smaller cousin, the Downy Woodpecker.

Learn how wild birds cope with cold winter temps.

Here are some interesting facts that just might change your opinion about this native of Europe.

Get acquainted with these highly intelligent residents of the pinyon-juniper woodlands and pine forests of the Rocky Mountains.

Enjoy watching these slate-colored birds each winter across the United States as they forage for food in flocks on the ground.

Learning its song can help you spot this brilliant blue bird, most commonly seen in the southern United States.

Here are a few fascinating facts about this common neighborhood songbird.

Get a closer look at this lively songbird - one of the tiniest in North America.

Tips for spotting this small feeder bird, common to the western U.S.

Learn why thinking about the importance of scent to songbirds has advanced.

Meet this photogenic dweller of western oak woodlands and learn about it's fascinating habits.

Learn how birds experience sound without external ears.

Learn how to identify this insect and seed-eating bird, sometimes mistaken for the Goldfinch.

This western forest dweller impresses with its striking appearance and bold personality.

Its simple song can be heard in the forests of the Pacific Coasts and northern Rockies.

Here are some pointers to help you spot the Fox Sparrow.

Birds make a variety of calls, songs and sounds, each with a different meaning.

Look to the treetops in summer to catch a glimpse of this hard-to-spot western songbird.

Spot this orange-breasted bird from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast during their breeding season in spring.

Lucky bird-watchers can catch a glimpe of this stunning songbird while taking a walk in the woods.

Spot this small woodpecker in new-growth woods by their tapping and the sapwells drilled in trees.

Learn what's behind this aggressive and annoying behavior and what you can do to stop it.

Watch and listen as these social birds noisily stake out their territories.

Enjoy the impressive repertoire of this persistent mimic as he sings to attract a mate and establish his territory.

With their hectic schedules, you may wonder how birds get their beauty rest. Learn how, when and where they sleep.

Get to know about the bluebirds that live in your area, and learn more about their nesting and eating habits.

Watch for this stunning songbird in western U.S. states where it breeds through the spring and summer months.

Watch and listen for these brightly colored birds as they migrate across North America in early spring.

Here are some tips for attracting these handsome fruit-eating birds.

Keep an eye out for this well-camouflaged woodland bird.

The smallest of the North American woodpeckers, the Downy Woodpecker can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada

Take a closer look at this handsome member of the woodpecker family.

If you live in a northern U.S., look for these hardy, red-capped birds in winter months.

Watch for the changing hues of the American Goldfinch in the fall and spring.

Meet the social Chickadee, a common year-round resident in its habitat.

Some bird species ignore each other in perfect harmony, others work together and others are territorial.

Cardinals are beloved for adding color to the winter landscape and a song in the spring. Read more about this backyard favorite.

Count yourself lucky if you spot a flock of these stocky, colorful birds in winter.

If you've ever seen a Cardinal or Blue Jay that's missing head feathers, here's why it's not necessarily a cause for concern.

Discover the colorful Painted Bunting, common in the southeast, and Lazuli Bunting, common in western states.

Blue Jays are bold and easily recognized with their distinctive crest and beautiful coloring. Learn more about this backyard favorite.

Spot this unique member of the woodpecker family in open forests across the middle and Eastern U.S.

Get to know this familiar year-round feeder guest and inhabitant of mature trees.

Learn about this active and recognizable bird of the eastern US.

Get to know this brightly colored and song bird, including nesting and feeding habits.

Learn about this ground-feeding common bird with a familiar sound.

Backyard birds use different vocalizations when attracting a mate or warning of trouble.

Many birds get their color from pigments, but some of our winged visitors have more surprising stories behind the colors of their feathers.

If you enjoy watching the birds that visit your yard, here's a free, easy and fun way to help birds and scientists while you observe them. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that takes place in February. Anyone can take part and help researchers learn more about how birds are doing by counting the birds they see.

Are large birds like starlings and grackles keeping more colorful birds away from your feeders? Here are some tips to help you outwit the bullies.

Enjoy these cute little "snowbirds" as they hop around your backyard this winter.

No matter where you live in North America, the American Goldfinch is sure to be a frequent visitor to your neighborhood – and with the right food, they’ll flock to your feeder nearly year-found.

For many winter bird watchers, there are few sights more rewarding than a brilliant flash of red against a field of white snow – a sure sign that a cardinal is paying a visit to your winter feeder.

Hang a Lyric Finch Feeder, and in a very short time, watch the show begin.

Tips to getting to know your backyard buddies.

This western forest dweller impresses with its striking appearance and bold personality.

Spring is here, and so is the red-breasted American Robin. In fact, he’s been around all winter long, even though you might not have noticed him!

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