Feb 27, 2017
If you feed birds, you probably feed mourning doves. Mourning doves are North America's most common and widespread native dove species, named for its mournful cooing: coo-AHH-coo,coo,coo, sometimes confused for an owl.
Feb 21, 2017
Rose-breasted Grosbeak » Bird Watcher's DigestThe rose-breasted grosbeak is a songbird of eastern deciduous woodlands. Females and young males are streaky. The fall and winter adult male wears a faded, splotchy version of the breeding plumage. They are 7-8 inches long.
Feb 20, 2017
Many owls begin nesting in late winter. Now is the ideal time to listen for them calling at night if you have an older pine stand or deciduous woods nearby. Owls will call all night, but the first hour of dark and the last hour before sunrise are the best times to listen.
Feb 20, 2017
#DailyBirdFeedingTip! Shake your thistle (aka Nyjer) seed feeder when it’s partially full to prevent mold.
Feb 17, 2017
We're LIVE! Today's topic: robins!
Feb 14, 2017
Contributor Cathy Priebe admits that some of the little brown birds at her feeders are challenging for her to identify. But once she noticed the distinguishing features and behavior of the winter-only American tree sparrow, she was smitten.
Feb 14, 2017
Mourning Dove » Bird Watcher's DigestA long, tapered tail enhances the slender profile of this cool brown and pinkish dove. See pictures and hear audio of the mourning dove with our online bird ID guide.
Feb 13, 2017
Backyard Bird JournalingStart a nature journal and keep track of your nature and birding observations each day. WBB editor Dawn Hewitt provides tips to get started.
Feb 12, 2017
Supplying Skulkers and WallflowersThis winter, take an extra step in your bird feeding: spread some handfuls of mixed seed on the ground in sheltered spots where sparrows, juncos, and towhees are liable to hide.
Feb 11, 2017
Carolina Wrens Make Charming NeighborsLearn how to find, identify, and attract the Carolina Wreb
Feb 10, 2017
Individual northern mockingbirds may use more than 200 different songs and sounds, including those of birds and other animals and mechanical sounds.
Feb 9, 2017
Top 10 Tips for Attracting Birds with Water » Bird Watcher's DigestLooking for a great way to attract birds to your yard? Add a water feature. BWD editor Bill Thompson, III, provides tips that will compel the birds to stop by.
Feb 6, 2017
Putting Out the Welcome MatMigratory bird populations are dropping due to loss of habitat and environmental contamination. You can help the birds! Find out how.
Feb 5, 2017
#DailyBirdFeedingTip! If starlings or house sparrows are a problem, try taking your feeders down for a week. watchingbackyardbirds.com
Feb 4, 2017
#DailyBirdFeedingTip! Millet and milo are preferred seeds for ground-feeding birds such as sparrows and doves. watchingbackyardbirds.com