13 Fun Facts About Orioles! (#7 is my favorite)

13 Fun Facts About Orioles! (#7 is my favorite)

There are lots of interesting things to know and learn about orioles!   First, these birds are absolutely beautiful. Their fiery orange and yellow plumage makes them look like they belong in a tropical rainforest! And their beautiful songs are a cheerful addition to any backyard.    Additionally, even though orioles are not rare, they are uncommon to see. I know many people who have NEVER […]

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20 Types of Gulls (and Terns) Found in the United States!

20 Types of Gulls (and Terns) Found in the United States!

What kinds of gulls can you find in the United States? If you’re like me, you’ll be surprised to find out that there is no specific bird called a “seagull!” Instead, gulls are a diverse family of birds with different habitats, ranges, and color patterns.   I’ve also included terns in the list below, a closely related subgroup of gulls. In general, gulls have hooked […]

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EASY Oriole Nectar Recipe w/ only TWO ingredients!

EASY Oriole Nectar Recipe w/ only TWO ingredients!

Are you looking for a proven oriole nectar recipe?   If so, you have come to the right place. Along with millions of other enthusiasts, I use the following recipe to attract lots of orioles every summer. And make sure you keep reading (or CLICK HERE) to see answers to EIGHT commonly asked questions regarding homemade oriole food.   Here is the SIMPLE Oriole Nectar […]

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The 6 BEST Bird Feeder Cameras! (+LIVE streaming options)

The 6 BEST Bird Feeder Cameras! (+LIVE streaming options)

Setting up a camera to watch your bird feeders is tons of fun!   Personally, I love seeing the incredible details of each bird up close, which also makes them easier to identify correctly. Plus, it’s great to be able to share pictures or videos with friends to show off my backyard visitors!   But finding a bird feeder camera that fits your needs can […]

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13 Reasons to Keep Your Yard Pesticide-Free! (2022)

13 Reasons to Keep Your Yard Pesticide-Free! (2022)

Are you interested in keeping your yard pesticide-free? Let me start by saying, me too! Removing pesticides is one of the best ways to attract more birds and wildlife to your yard. It will also help keep them (and you) safe from deadly poisons!   It’s important to know what we mean when discussing pesticides. The root word “–cide” means death, destruction, and extermination. So, […]

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How to Make a Hummingbird Garden! (20 tips)

How to Make a Hummingbird Garden! (20 tips)

A hummingbird garden is the gift that keeps on giving!   Seriously, now that my hummingbird garden is established, it has very little maintenance. But as the flowers continue to grow and get bigger, I keep attracting more and more hummingbirds. 🙂 And the best part of a hummingbird garden is that there are no feeders to clean or nectar to make, which are common […]

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39 COMMON Reptiles Found in the United States (w/pics!)

39 COMMON Reptiles Found in the United States (w/pics!)

Are you wondering what reptiles you can find in the United States?   This is a great question! Although these reptiles are widespread, they can be difficult to find. Most reptiles, including snakes, turtles, and lizards, are secretive and shy. But observing and finding reptiles is a really fun experience!   Below you will find a list of the most common and interesting reptiles that […]

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29 COMMON Amphibians in the United States (2022)

29 COMMON Amphibians in the United States (2022)

Are you wondering what amphibians you can find in the United States?   This is a great question! Although amphibians are widespread, they can be challenging to locate. Most amphibians, including frogs, toads, and salamanders, are secretive and shy. But in my opinion, looking for amphibians is a really fun experience!   Below you will find a list of the most COMMON and interesting amphibians […]

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8 EASY Steps to Clean Your Birdbath (AND Keep it Clean!)

8 EASY Steps to Clean Your Birdbath (AND Keep it Clean!)

Cleaning your birdbath will make a huge difference for birds!   Would you want to swim in a filthy swimming pool or drink dirty water? Well, neither do your birds! RELATED: What Are 12 BEST Bird Baths? (I own #5!)   Unfortunately, many bird feeding enthusiasts purchase birdbaths, fill them with water, and then NEVER clean them. I think this happens either because people don’t know […]

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17 Types of GREY Birds Found in the United States (2022)

17 Types of GREY Birds Found in the United States (2022)

Did you recently see a mystery GREY bird in the United States? If so, I’m guessing you are trying to figure out how to identify the species correctly!   Well, you are in the right place. Below, you will learn about the types of GREY birds found in the United States. I’ve included high-quality pictures and range maps to help you!   The list below […]

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29 Types of Salamanders in the United States! (ID Guide)

29 Types of Salamanders in the United States! (ID Guide)

Did you find a salamander in the United States?   First, congratulations! Although these amphibians are widespread, they can be challenging to locate. The best places to look are in wet habitats under rocks and in creekbeds. Honestly, looking for salamanders is a really fun experience!   Below you will find a list of the most common and interesting salamanders that live in the United […]

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Where should you hang a hummingbird feeder? (12 tips!)

Where should you hang a hummingbird feeder? (12 tips!)

The location of your hummingbird feeder is very important.   And here’s why: First, where you hang your hummingbird feeders affects the number of these wonderful birds you can attract.    Second, there are places in your yard that are actually dangerous for hummingbirds. Today, you will learn the spots you should avoid to help keep your hummers safe!   And lastly, you want to […]

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9 EASY Steps to Clean Your Bird Feeders (Don’t forget #8!)

9 EASY Steps to Clean Your Bird Feeders (Don’t forget #8!)

Cleaning your bird feeders is essential if you want birds to keep visiting!   After all, I bet you’re not visiting any restaurants with old food and dirt scattered around! Related: The 15 Best Bird Feeders In MY Backyard (w/Pics)   I know it sounds simple, but many people never clean their bird feeders, or they do it entirely too infrequently. Unfortunately, messy feeding stations can […]

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17 BROWN Birds Common in the United States (2022)

17 BROWN Birds Common in the United States (2022)

Did you recently see a mystery BROWN bird in the United States? If so, I’m guessing you are trying to figure out how to identify the species correctly!   Well, you are in the right place. Below, you will learn about the most common brown birds found in the United States. I’ve included high-quality pictures and range maps to help you!   But before you […]

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The 2 Types of PELICANS Found in the United States! (2022)

The 2 Types of PELICANS Found in the United States! (2022)

Did you recently see a pelican in the United States? If so, I’m guessing you are here because you want to know more about the incredible bird you saw!   Well, figuring out which species you observed should be pretty easy. There are only TWO types of pelicans found in the United States, and they are pretty easy to tell apart.   Keep reading to […]

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How To Feed MEALWORMS To Backyard Birds!

How To Feed MEALWORMS To Backyard Birds!

If you are looking for a new food to offer your birds, mealworms are a great choice! They are not only nutritious, but they also attract birds that don’t eat the typical feeder foods, such as sunflower seeds and peanuts. Unfortunately, not many people use mealworms. Overall, I think there is a general lack of education about them. Some people hear the word “worm” and […]

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10 Possible Ways to Attract Warblers! (#9 Works BEST)

10 Possible Ways to Attract Warblers! (#9 Works BEST)

Do you want to attract warblers to your yard?   It’s easy to see why these tiny, beautiful songbirds are sought-after by backyard birders.   But, unfortunately, attracting warblers is easier said than done. The problem is warblers RARELY visit bird feeders! Since they eat insects almost exclusively, there’s no reason for them to bother with typical bird food like sunflower seeds and peanuts.    […]

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32 Birds That Are YELLOW in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

32 Birds That Are YELLOW in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

Did you see a YELLOW bird in the United States?   I’m guessing you need some help figuring out which species you saw. Well, you’ve come to the right place!   Today, we will review 32 types of birds that are YELLOW in the United States.   To help you make an identification, I have included several photographs of each species and detailed range maps.* RELATED: […]

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11 Ways to Stop Birds From Pecking Your Windows! (2022)

11 Ways to Stop Birds From Pecking Your Windows! (2022)

How can I stop birds from pecking my windows? Many backyard birders have asked this question after witnessing a bird continuously attacking their windows! At first, it’s a bit humorous, but then they don’t stop for hours and days at a time. While there’s no fool-proof method to stop birds from attacking the glass completely, there are numerous things you can try to stop them! […]

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9 HUMANE Ways to Get Rid of Woodpeckers! (2022)

9 HUMANE Ways to Get Rid of Woodpeckers! (2022)

Do you want to stop woodpeckers from pecking your house?   Woodpeckers are beautiful and interesting birds, and most people actually try to attract them to their backyard.   But…   For some homeowners, their pecking and tapping become a nuisance.   Unfortunately, woodpeckers can damage the wooden parts of your home and other structures. In some cases, these birds can cause THOUSANDS of dollars […]

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14 Birds That Are ORANGE in the United States! (ID Guide)

14 Birds That Are ORANGE in the United States! (ID Guide)

Did you see a bird that was ORANGE in the United States? I’m guessing that you need some help figuring out which species you saw. Well, you have come to the right place!   Today, we will review 14 types of ORANGE birds that live in the United States.   To help you make a positive identification, I have included several photographs of each species […]

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3 Ways To Keep GRACKLES Away From Feeders! (2022)

3 Ways To Keep GRACKLES Away From Feeders! (2022)

Are you looking for ways to prevent grackles at your bird feeders? If so, you are not alone! Many people struggle with these blackbirds and try to find ways to limit the amount of them at their feeding stations.   Personally, I don’t think grackles are so bad when they show up individually. They are fascinating to watch and also very beautiful with their iridescent […]

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7 BEST Glass Hummingbird Feeders! (Beautiful & Functional)

7 BEST Glass Hummingbird Feeders! (Beautiful & Functional)

Do you love GLASS hummingbird feeders?   Well, you are not alone! There are so many different beautiful designs, shapes, sizes, and colors that would look great in your yard.   From whimsical to elegant and everything in between, the options are endless! I sorted through hundreds of different options to find my favorites, which are featured below. RELATED: 25 PROVEN Tips For Attracting Hummingbirds!   […]

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9 UNIQUE Hummingbird Feeders (#7 will make you laugh!)

9 UNIQUE Hummingbird Feeders (#7 will make you laugh!)

Are you looking for a UNIQUE hummingbird feeder?   There are hundreds of choices for feeding these little pollinating birds. When you’re looking for a unique hummingbird feeder, you want to find something as interesting as the hummers themselves. RELATED: The 8 Best Hummingbird Feeders (That Actually Work)   I created a list of my nine FAVORITES, but these options are just scratching the surface. Please […]

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9 Ways to Attract Nesting Birds (AND help them thrive!)

9 Ways to Attract Nesting Birds (AND help them thrive!)

How can you attract nesting birds to your yard? Nesting season is one of the most exciting times to be a backyard birder! I love watching different species build homes for their young and seeing the baby birds thrive and leave the nest. It’s one of my favorite ways to connect to nature. 🙂   But getting birds to feel comfortable enough to raise their […]

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8 EASY Steps to Clean Your Birdhouse (No experience needed!)

8 EASY Steps to Clean Your Birdhouse (No experience needed!)

Cleaning your birdhouses is essential if you want to attract nesting birds! I mean, would you check into a hotel room that hadn’t been cleaned yet? 🙂 RELATED: The Best Ways to Attract Nesting Birds (AND help them thrive!)   Here are the questions we are going to answer today: Step-by-step Instructions for keeping your birdhouses clean and tidy! Why should you clean your birdhouse? […]

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The 8 Benefits of Feeding Birds! (For YOU & THEM)

The 8 Benefits of Feeding Birds! (For YOU & THEM)

Bird feeding is an extremely popular hobby. Every year, millions and millions of people buy birdseed and spend a lot of money watching and attracting their avian friends.   And I am one of these people. I estimate that I spend roughly $250 EVERY MONTH buying bird food alone, not to mention the cost of feeders.   As you can probably tell, I enjoy the […]

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6 Benefits of Using Sunflower Seeds (The BEST Birdseed!)

6 Benefits of Using Sunflower Seeds (The BEST Birdseed!)

There are tons of benefits of using sunflower seeds in your bird feeders! From the health of your backyard birds to the number of species you can attract, you can’t go wrong with this bird feeder staple. I highly recommend using it in your regular bird feeding routine!   Here are the 6 benefits of using sunflower seeds in your feeders: #1. You’ll attract the […]

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The Scoop on Sunflower Seeds (#1 Most Versatile Bird Food!)

The Scoop on Sunflower Seeds (#1 Most Versatile Bird Food!)

Sunflower seeds are hands-down my FAVORITE bird food. They attract a huge variety of birds, and surprisingly, there are THREE ways you can buy them. So, no matter your experience level or what kinds of birds you want to attract, you can’t go wrong with this bird feeder superfood!   Today, we are going to be answering the following questions: What are sunflower seeds? What […]

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8 FUN Facts About Bees (That Will Make You Buzzy!)

8 FUN Facts About Bees (That Will Make You Buzzy!)

Are you ready to learn some interesting facts about bees? I think bees are some of the most misunderstood creatures on Earth. Tons of people kill bees and use pesticides on their nests out of fear of being stung. In reality, we need bees!   To get your mind buzzing about these essential pollinating insects, keep reading! =)   8 Interesting Facts About Bees That […]

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