How Can I Identify Birds in My Backyard?

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If you look outside on almost any day of the year, you'll likely see a variety of birds in your backyard. But with the exception of a few of the most common ones, you might not know what types of birds they are. Fortunately, it's easy to learn how to identify birds by paying attention to their appearance, behaviors and other characteristics and by familiarizing yourself with the types that live in your area. 

Bird-watching is a hobby you can take up anywhere in the world where you're surrounded by nature. You might enjoy learning about your local birds so much that you start pursuing the hobby more seriously. But for now, learn about who's taking flight in your own yard.