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Ruby throated hummingbird

Expert Tips for Attracting Hummingbirds and Orioles

We asked the folks at Wild Birds Unlimited, the National Wildlife Federation’s “Certified Wildlife Habitat Champion” partner helping to promote our Garden for Wildlife movement, for their best tips on …

hummingbird eating mosquitoes

Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful …

Virtually Migrate through Texas with Pollinators

Every spring and fall, hundreds of species migrate through Texas – many of which are pollinators such as birds and butterflies. Pollinators are organisms that move pollen from one flower …

Get Our New Book: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

We’re excited to announce the publication of our wildlife habitat gardening how-to book Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition. Written by TV host and naturalist David Mizejewski, the book …

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

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 …

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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