The most noticeable distinction that redpolls show off is a bright red dab on the top of the head, thus the name redpoll (‘poll’ is an antiquated word for ‘head’). The ruby red crown is the easiest way to spot a redpoll in the yard and tell it apart from other finches. Body color, on the other hand, can vary among redpolls. For example, the Common Redpoll has brown body feathers with heavy streaking, while the Hoary Redpoll has whitish body feathers with minimal streaking.
Titmice are delightful small birds that frequently visit backyard bird feeders. However, they can be shy, so it can be a challenge to initially attract them. Learn the best tactics for inviting these endearing birds to your feeders.
Warblers are many peoples' favorites, but they can be tougher to attract than other birds. Dive into these helpful tips for bringing flocks of these birds to your yard or garden.
Turkeys are a Thanksgiving staple in the United States. But wild turkeys are also a fascinating and beautiful bird to watch. Learn about wild turkey history, as well as some interesting wild turkey facts.
Dark-eyed juncos are charming little visitors at backyard bird feeders. Learn the best ways to attract them, from food and water to shelter and other tips.
You can’t miss the sight of a male red cardinal flying through your yard. This is one of the most colorful songbirds you can attract. If you are in cardinal territory, there are some tricks you can try to increase your chance of attracting this popular bird.
Learn all about the various species of hummingbirds that you can find in North America—from Rufous to Rivoli's hummingbirds.
Learn about the different types of buntings, and what you can do to attract these birds to your yard. Plus, discover what foods these birds enjoy most.
Learn how to attract the American Robin to your backyard. Offering the foods they enjoy, nest boxes, and water features will ensure they keep coming back.
Sparrows are a common backyard bird feeder visitor. Discover what makes a sparrow unique, and learn about the various types found in North America.