A Dark-eyed Junco perches on a blue bird feeder covered in snow.

Wintertime for Birds

This month marks the beginning of winter, and while we gather by our fires for warmth and light, the birds are dealing with dark days and long frigid nights. Many backyard birds are used to the winter weather; however, there are still several things you can do to help!

A family adventure

Did you know that the majority of people who are avid bird feeders today grew up in a family that fed birds? It’s true! Bird feeding, like many other outdoor activities, is a great hobby for people of all ages to enjoy.

Fall bird feeding tips

It’s autumn, and the change in season means changes in the natural foods available to birds. One of the most exciting things about feeding birds in autumn is the chance to attract migrating birds to your yard, so you have the opportunity to see a wider range of species. Migrating birds need thousands of calories…

Healthy snack food for birds

If you want to attract wild birds to your back yard, there are three basics: shelter, water, and food. But if you want to become the most popular house on the block, offering a wide variety of foods is especially effective. A great way to invite new and different birds to the back yard is…

An African-American father and daughter feed the ducks by a pond.

To bread or not to bread?

Go to any lake or pond and you’re bound to see a duck-lover tossing chunks of bread in the water. And while they might think they are doing the birds a favor, most experts agree that feeding bread to birds of any type is not healthy. There are six things to be aware of: Bread…

National Bird Feeding Month

February is National Bird-feeding Month, and this year’s theme is “Winter Comforts — Feed the Birds and Keep Them Happy and Healthy.” How and when did this designation begin? Turns out it all started in February of 1994 when John Porter, a Republican representative from Illinois, proposed it in the United States House of Representatives….

We feed our birds right

By Keri Schlecht For as long as I can remember, my parents have been feeding the birds in their backyard. Nectar for the hummingbirds. Seeds for the finches. Oranges for the orioles. My father was the ringleader of the operation, but none were exempt from participation. Even my mother got into it with her well-intentioned…

Food safety certified

All Audubon Park and Songbird Selections wild bird food products are food safety certified! Did you know the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first update to food safety rules in more than 70 years? Enacted in 2011 by the FDA, the Food Safety Modernization Act transformed the nation’s food safety program, proactively requiring…

Songbird Selections®

New line of Advanced Wild Bird Food Launches to Save Birds’ Health

Most popular birds

Learn about the most popular birds in your region.

Bird feeding benefits

Bird lovers, along with many experts, know that feeding backyard birds helps them thrive (and can even make them sing more often!). But, have you considered how feeding the birds is beneficial to you too? Study after study shows that connecting with nature is good for you, and you don’t have to be out in…

Bird feeding 101

We asked Audubon Park co-owner Ed Mills and professor and author John Marzluff to answer the most common bird feeding questions we receive.

Advance your birding

Take your bird watching to the next level!

Birdscape your yard

The basic needs of wild birds are simple: food, shelter and water. A thoughtfully planned garden provides the necessary elements for attracting wild birds.

Interacting with birds

Be a considerate birder. Keep in mind the ethics (and etiquette) of this popular hobby.

Bird feeding safety

Let’s all do our part to keep our feathered friends safe and healthy!

Kids' Corner

Kids corner

This compilation of fun activities will get kids in the spirit of bird watching, while teaching respect and compassion for nature and wild animals. Explore! Go on a backyard nature hunt with this guide from the National Wildlife Federation.   Story time: Check out these bird books at your local library. Birds Build Nests Grades…

Let’s feed the birds!

America’s love affair with feeding the birds today is stronger than ever.

Winter feeding tips

Winter feeding tips

Feed the birds this winter! Find out how to help backyard birds during the colder months, when it’s most critical.

Start feeding the birds

Bird-watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States; second only to gardening! It’s easy to understand why. Birds are fun and relaxing to watch.

Attracting critters

Don’t stop with the birds. Invite other wild creatures to your yard.

Fix feeding challenges

Solutions to some fo the most common problems birders face at the feeder.