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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

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?

By Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide Did you ever think of hummingbirds and woodpeckers as similar? Until recently, I didn’t. Where I live in Eastern …

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 …

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