About Bird Watching HQ

The mission of Bird Watching HQ is to connect people to nature.

We do this by providing proven and effective ways to attract birds and other wildlife to your backyard. In a time when so many people are addicted to phones and screens, we adamantly believe that our mission and message has never been more important.

Here’s the thing:

If you can get excited about the birds that visit your backyard, then you will probably want to improve their natural habitat for them.

This means more native trees, shrubs, and flowers. Instead of just a monoculture of grass that is full of pesticides, I hope that you decide to transform parts of your yard back to a more natural habitat, which help you attract butterflies, bees, bats, reptiles, amphibians, and many more, in addition to birds.

“No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced” – David Attenborough

I started Bird Watching HQ in 2016. At the time, I had a baby daughter, which meant I was at home way more often than ever before. Since I couldn’t take off on hiking or kayaking trips like I used to, I decided to try and transform our 1-acre suburban backyard into a more wild place. This is when I put up my first bird feeder to see if I could attract any birds.

To my amazement, within 24 hours, we had American Goldfinches, Black-capped Chickadees, and Northern Cardinals eagerly visiting. From there, I was hooked!

To see a fun interview about Bird Watching HQ, check out one from PBS:

YouTube video

One reason that I started Bird Watching HQ was being frustrated by the lack of consolidated information that could be found online about feeding backyard birds. There is still a lot to be learned, but I am learning an incredible amount every day, which serves as the basis for what typically gets shared and written here.

Currently, there are hundreds of articles to read, and the database is growing each month.

I know that is a lot of information and it’s hard to know where to start.

  • Check out the LIVE cameras in my backyard.

    • If you don’t do anything else, make sure to see the webcams that I have set up that watch my feeding station 24/7!
  • Don’t miss my database of animal and plant ID guides!

    • Over the past few years, the team at Bird Watching HQ has spent thousands of hours creating these identification guides. No matter WHERE you live, you can find curated articles for the creatures found nearby.

Thanks again for visiting.