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Photo by Laura Ravenhorst, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant

Five Ways to Feed Birds

Birds don’t become dependent on feeders to survive (which is good news if you go on vacation of forget to fill the feeders) or lose their natural fear of people. …

Anna's Hummingbird Nest

Video Diary: One Tiny Hummingbird Family

If you don’t already have an obsessive devotion for hummingbirds like I do, beware: this might change your mind. Hummingbirds are among the worlds smallest and fastest birds. Darting and …

Pileated woodpecker visiting a backyard suet feeder by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Beau Liddell.

Feeder Friends: A Few Birds You’ll Want to Meet

I remember my backyard growing up as a natural wonderland, flowers abuzz with bees, bugs under stones and squirrels chasing each other around. Yet, somehow, I don’t remember the birds! My fierce …

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6 Birds That Are Champion Flyers

Today marks the anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s solo flight across the Pacific. It seemed only appropriate to compile a few birds with record flights and champion abilities. Like Amelia, these birds are …

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Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard?

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Functional Decor for the Wildlife Garden

Garden Quiz

Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

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Wildlife Battle: Team Butterfly vs. Team Hummingbird

Today is National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day. That’s a lot to handle in 24 hours. Here’s your chance to show your support for #TeamButterfly or #TeamHummingbird (only the brave will …

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Amazing Animal Hearts

This Valentine’s Day, rather than look at animals’ weird mating rituals or focus on the possibility of a worldwide chocolate shortage, we’re going to stroll down memory lane to examine some …

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Photo of the Day: Feeding Time for Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated hummingbird mother (with tongue sticking out) after feeding her chicks   Photo by Flickr member Moments in Nature by Joshua Clark See more of Joshua Clark’s photos on Flickr …

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