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Rufous hummingbird

Four Ways to Help our Hummingbirds Fly Home

On tiny whirring wings, hummingbirds may fly thousands of miles north to nest, crossing open waters or high mountains.  Right now, you can make a difference for our smallest birds …

Yellow-breasted chat.

Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

Right now, more than a hundred and fifty species of birds are on their way northward from tropical wintering grounds to take advantage of emerging insects, budding plants and an …

Five Ways to Feed Birds

Bird feeding is a great way to attract beautiful and interesting birds to your yard. Our Garden for Wildlife program focuses on native plants as the most important and natural way …

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

6 Birds That Are Champion Flyers

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

Functional Decor for the Wildlife Garden

You can create a wildlife-friendly garden that provides birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife with the four components of habitat: food, water, cover, and places to raise their young. These …

Garden Quiz

Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

We all have a favorite backyard species, beautiful birds, butterflies, mammals or other wonderful creatures. What if they’re your favorite because they remind you of yourself? Find out which species …

Team Hummingbird

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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