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Gray Catbird by Robert Strickland

Bird of the Week: Gray Catbird

6/29/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Of all the wonderful birds that visit my Washington, DC, Certified Wildlife Habitat® site each summer, my very favorite species is the gray catbird. Mostly slate gray—with a small black cap, darker gray tail and rusty patch just under the tail—the […] Read more >

The Biggest Event You’ve Never Heard Of: The World Series of Birding

5/20/2011 // By Tony Caligiuri

It’s the biggest event you have never heard of.  Hundreds of people from all over the world gather each year in Cape May, New Jersey for a competitive birding event hosted by NWF’s New Jersey affiliate, New Jersey Audubon called […] Read more >

Canada warber by Darlene Friedman

Bird of the Week: Canada Warbler

5/13/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Across the United States, tens of thousands of birds that have wintered in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean are on the move this month, making their way toward breeding grounds in North America. To celebrate the amazing long-distance feats performed by these […] Read more >

The Five Best Ways to Celebrate Love A Tree Day: May 16th

5/12/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Yes there really is a Love a Tree Day, and National Wildlife Federation can help you celebrate! Love A Tree Day comes on May 16th, right in the middle of Garden for Wildlife Month, and wildlife gardeners everywhere know how […] Read more >

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding

5/3/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

What kind of bird feeder should you get? Where should you put it? What seeds should you provide? Read more >

Birds in bird bath

Water: A Guide to the Most Magical Part of Wildlife Gardening

5/2/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

One of the best things a wildlife gardener can do for birds and other wild creatures is to provide a dependable source of water in the garden. Read more >

Male ruby-throated hummingbird by William Heban

Bird of the Week: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

4/29/2011 // By Laura Tangley

If you live anywhere within the eastern or midwestern part of the country, you already may have spotted your first ruby-throated hummingbird of the season—or maybe not. These tiny jewels of the bird world, which breed from southern Canada to […] Read more >

Domestic cat by Sherry and Brian Wood

New Studies Highlight Impact of Outdoor Cats on Birds and Other Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Laura Tangley

This week–National Wildlife Week–scientific organizations announced two new studies that provide more evidence of the havoc outdoor cats wreak on wild birds and other wildlife. “Crime Against Nature” On March 15, The Wildlife Society said it was “taking a strong […] Read more >

Cardinal by Hazel Erikson

Count Backyard Birds for Science (Updated)

2/16/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Beginning this Friday, February 18, bird lovers across the United States and Canada will count birds in their backyards and beyond during the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Society and […] Read more >

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Backyard Birding Tips For Beginners

2/9/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

Introduce your family to some feathered friends and join the Great Backyard Bird Count Read more >