Photo gallery of North American bluebirds, including eastern, western and mountain species. Includes photos of bluebird behavior, nests and young, with tips for how to see and attract bluebirds.
Attracting the birds you really want for your back yard is easy - if you do some home work and planning. Follow a few simple tips and you can enjoy the nesting season every year at your own home.
If you find wild baby birds, you should first try to return them to their mother. Baby birds that have feathers and whose nest you can locate nearby were likely just trying to fly for the first time. However, if you cannot find the nest or they are lacking feathers, you should contact a bird rehabil
Streptopelia decaocto, also known as the Eurasian Collared Dove is native to Asia. Though not a migratory bird, the Collared dove is rather fond of traveling; specialists call it invasive. This is due to the fact that over the past century, it has conquered all continents. As mentioned before, the C
Aviaries must be spacious enough to comfortably house all the individual birds that will be placed in them. In all cases, new aviaries should be well planted with a variety of trees and shrubs and must contain sufficient nest boxes or logs to accommodate all of the birds. Nervous bird species will u
Which of these complaints about birds have you heard? Learn how to answer and ease tension for both people and birds!
Hand-rearing cockatiel chicks is a labor-intensive endeavor requiring extensive knowledge, specialized equipment and round-the-clock care. The best time to start hand-rearing is when the chicks are 14 days old. This allows them to build their immune systems and their ability to regulate their body t
Experienced bird watchers can identify birds perched on overhead lines even at a distance. To identify line birds, they look for features such as their shape, size and color.
Budgerigars are small parrots, originally from Australia. The name budgerigar is of Aboriginal origin. In the wild, these birds can live in very hot or very cold climates and usually travel in flocks in search of food and water. In the United States, budgies are known as parakeets and are commonly k
Photo gallery dedicated to the real birds of Twitter. Add your bird's photo to the gallery by tweeting it to @AboutPetBirds!
Alphabetical list of hummingbird species including common and scientific names from G-Q, with notes on which hummingbirds visit, breed and reside in North America. Additional pages cover birds A-F and R-Z.
Photo gallery of pet birds owned by Twitter users. Add your bird's photo to the gallery by tweeting it to @AboutPetBirds!
This cute little parrot is one of the most popular of all captive birds here in the United States because of it's small size and easy upkeep. It's a great bird for first time parrot owners.
The difference between a parrot and a parakeet is actually less of a difference in the bird and more of a difference in the category to which they belong. Determining whether a bird is in the parakeet family or a member of the more general parrot family depends on the exact species of bird because m
An article with tips and advice on raising baby quails. Discusses their diet requirements and how to incubate quail eggs successfully.
The African Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) makes a highly intelligent animal companion. They have a human-like ability to mimic speech, cognitive abilities and mental function similar to a 5 year old child. Many have vocabularies that consist of approximately 1,500 words, according to the African
Egg-laying chickens require surprisingly little effort to successfully raise, even in small city yards. Chickens are friendly, exciting pets that serve double duty by providing fresh eggs to their families year-round. With the proper setup and care, hens can continue laying for up to five consecutiv
Make your backyard bird-friendly all winter long with the right winter landscaping, and attract more birds even in the coldest months.
A mite infestation in a chicken coop can be a serious problem. It causes stress and discomfort for the chickens and for other animals in the area. If you discover that one of your chickens has mites, it is important to dust the chicken and the area it lives in as soon as possible. Dusting chickens
Do you have a birding question? Learn who to ask to get the answer!