Sep 23, 2016
We're live with Bill Thompson III at Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta, Ohio. Ready for your birding questions!
Sep 21, 2016
Some backyard bird watchers are so focused on spring migration that they seem to discount the rest of the year. But guess what? Spring migration is only half the show! Here are a few tips to keep in mind when birding during fall, especially for warblers and other backyard migrants.
Sep 17, 2016
Live drone at the American Birding Expo!
Sep 14, 2016
Suet is the dense, white fat that collects around the kidneys and loins of cattle. It is often sold in grocery stores at the meat counter—raw. It's fine—and very affordable—to offer chunks of raw suet to birds, but it spoils quickly, so plan to offer small bits often. Raw suet melts easily, too, so in bright sun, it can become a putrifying mess.
Sep 12, 2016
How many woodpecker species exist worldwide? Find the answer to this and other woodpecker questions here: tinyurl.com/hyfvhce
Sep 9, 2016
It's a myth that a hummingbird, or any bird for that matter, will be deterred from heading south in the fall because of human-provided food. Instinct and hormonal urges are what drive birds to migrate, and hummingbirds are no different. Besides, there is good reason to leave your nectar feeder up and full of fresh sugar water until the temperature dips to below freezing, even if you haven't seen a hummer for weeks.
Sep 9, 2016
We're LIVE with Bill Thompson, III, discussing how to go about identifying unfamiliar birds that turn up in your backyard. Remember to ask questions in the comments below, and we'll answer them in real time!
Sep 8, 2016
Tune in at 10:00 a.m. eastern time tomorrow (Friday, September 9, 2016) as Bill Thompson, III, discusses–"LIVE–"how to go about identifying unfamiliar birds that turn up in your yard. For example, can you identify this bird that showed up at Andi Haynes Avery's feeder in Bloomington, Indiana, a week ago? Bill will reveal the answer during the show (but feel free to make a guess in the comments below)! During the LIVE Facebook feed, you can ask questions as comments, and BT3 will answer them on the air!
Sep 2, 2016
We're Facebook Live with Bill Thompson, III. Ask your backyard birding questions!
Aug 26, 2016
Live with Bill Thompson, III: Talking about goldfinches!
Aug 19, 2016
Live with Julie Zickefoose, author of Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest
Aug 18, 2016
Join us tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10:00 a.m. ET for another live broadcast here on Watching Backyard Birds! Special guest Julie Zickefoose will be answering your questions in real time and talking about her latest book, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest. Don't miss this!
Aug 5, 2016
Bird Feeding Chat and Q & A
Aug 3, 2016
We'll see you at the American Birding Expo!
Jul 30, 2016
Tough Titmice!Tufted titmice have black forehead patches, and for some time researchers have thought that the patch may serve as a signal to other birds. Find out what research indicates.
Jul 29, 2016
Bird Feeding Tips from bird-feeding expert Bill Thompson III, editor of Watching Backyard Birds.
Jul 28, 2016
Share Your Photos!California Quail by Ethan Winning
Jul 22, 2016
All About Hummingbirds with Bill Thompson, III