Birds in Backyard
& in the Wild
This site is about bird watching. Learn how to identify and understand birds at All-Birds. Attract
favorites to your backyard with feeders. Identification tips,
photographs and pictures, songs and calls, and more can be
You will find information about bird watching books and guides,
as well as tips on birding equipment such as binoculars
and cameras and camcorders.
Bird watching, or birding as it is called, is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the
America, and around the world. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
around 60 million people feed
birds in the US. The only outdoor hobby that is more popular
is gardening, and the two combine naturally. Birding is
enjoyed by all ages. For our flying friends the benefit is
reliable food sources provided by feeders. This is a
fascinating hobby whether you just want to observe birds in
your yard or a local park, or get more serious, and take
birding vacations to remote areas.
Birds are probably the most fun to watch of all animals.
have spectacular unmatched colors. The dazzling colors of
hummingbirds, peacocks or parrots is unmatched by other
animals. Their stream-lined anatomy gives them the ability to fly with grace, and ease. Their songs
and calls are enchanting melodies that rival the music of
any animal, and brighten up even
Be sure to check out our bird posters and pictures
Even their eggs are varied and colorful.
Check out the egg posters
Some birds have fascinating social behavior
such as courtship, which
may include exotic dance or elaborate nests and bowers.
In a Cedar waxwing dance the pair will hop from side to side
while passing a berry back and forth. Some
even have strange behavior such as the male hornbill, which
locks his mate into a tree cavity for weeks at a time.
Killdeers will pretend to have a broken wing to lure predators
away from their nest. Nuthatches will spread their wings
and point their bills at other another bird to challenge it.
This is often seen at bird feeders. All this makes them
awesome entertainers. Who would not be awed by the sight
and sound of migrating geese, or the sight of huge flocks of
blackbirds as they flow in waves across the sky?
Size and shape of birds is infinite,
from hummingbirds, owls, woodpeckers, pelicans, eagles, and
birds of prey, to the flightless Ostrich. They are all
Since I live in the US there is more of a focus on Birds of
North America. Some all time favorite birds are
Hummingbirds, Robins Cardinals, Blue Jays and Woodpeckers.
For food and
feeding click here.
For feeders click here.
To learn about other favorite
backyard birds click here.
Enjoy your browsing at All-Birds, there is much to learn and
see. Discover the world of birdwatching.
I know that many visitors to this
site are interested in bird photography. Most of the
photos were taken by me. The camera I now use for bird photography
is the Canon EOS 40D and a 70 to 300 zoom
lens is my favorite camera lens.