Birds are busy bees as nesting season opens

Grass, bark strips, mud, feathers or fur go into making soft beds for nestlings.


Do robins see worms or hear them? What's behind that head tilting?

Readers' birding questions answered: robins, wood ducks and cardinal pairs, safe nesting materials and seed gone bad, and more.


Birdhouses don't attract most birds

It's nesting season, and as much as we'd like to help, most birds will never use any kind of birdhouse.


Take the group birding challenge: Find a Female Bird Day

How many female birds can you find in a day? Can you tell males from female birds? Some are easy, some are tricky, some are nearly impossible.


6 ways to attract birds to your backyard

It's easy to make your yard a bird oasis.


Birds land on the hand that feeds them

Have seeds? Have patience? You may be in business.


Osprey are the medium-sized raptors with the 'W' wings

Elegant fishing hawks becoming a familiar sight again in the metro area.


Look for eagle eggs to hatch in March

Readers write: Do bird feeders really help birds? Is there such a thing as too many goldfinches?


Whoa! What that geese tuck and roll is all about

Canada geese "whiffle" as they come in for a landing so they can slow down more quickly.


Drop-dead gorgeous red-tailed hawks are easy to identify — most of the time