Birds of a Splendor and Backyard Birdwatching.

How to get the most out of feeding and watching backyard birds. Learn how to attract birds to your yard and how to set up bird feeders. There’s plenty of information on how to attract goldfinches, one of my favorite birds. You can also find out how to make birds use your feeders and what makes birds use a birdbath.

Backyard birdwatching is an enjoyable activity anyone can take part in. You don’t even need to set up bird feeders or buy binoculars to get to know your local birds. But it’s not too difficult to go further and plant your garden to attract and support birds, including species that don’t usually visit feeders.

Check out information on the best bird feeders, how to get started with feeding backyard birds and surprising things you should know about birdwatching and birds.

Things You Need to Know about Backyard Birds

Backyard bird watching really is one of the most enjoyable ways to interact with nature without leaving home.  There are many excellent articles and books about getting started with backyard birding, including my own ...READ MORE

Put a Bird In It – Getting Birds to use a Bird Bath

Tips for getting birds to use a bird bath Like many backyard birders, I started my journey by buying feeders and seeds. That's not necessarily a bad idea, many birds are happy to visit ...READ MORE

How to get started with backyard bird feeders

Using bird feeders to attract birds to your yard - how to feed backyard birds and attract new bird species Or "I don't have any money now and the backyard birds eat better than ...READ MORE

How to Attract Goldfinches

How to attract goldfinches Many backyard birders want to know how to attract American goldfinches to their yards. Goldfinches are beautiful, interesting birds, found throughout most of the Eastern US. It's a delight to ...READ MORE

Getting Started with Backyard Bird Watching

How to Attract Birds to your Backyard Backyard bird watching has a reputation as a bit of a middle-aged snooze-fest but it can be incredibly exciting and satisfying! (Disclaimer, I am in fact middle-aged, ...READ MORE