Birding

Birdist Rule #4: Avoid Making These Boneheaded Birding Mistakes

Birdist Rule #4: Avoid Making These Boneheaded Birding Mistakes

— As experienced by yours truly.
Shorebirds 101: What to Look for When You Hit the Water

Shorebirds 101: What to Look for When You Hit the Water

— The diversity of shorebirds is stunning, but it can also be overwhelming. Here are four staple groups to get you started.
How to Go From Watching Birds to Drawing Them

How to Go From Watching Birds to Drawing Them

— Sketching while outdoors or even at home will broaden your birding skill set and add a whole new dimension to the hobby.
Listen to Drew Lanham's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Audubon Convention in Utah

Listen to Drew Lanham's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Audubon Convention in Utah

— An author, ornithologist, and professor of ecology and conservation at Clemson University, Lanham spoke on the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in birding, among other themes.
Birdist Rule #81: Learn How to Handle Your First ‘Dip’

Birdist Rule #81: Learn How to Handle Your First ‘Dip’

— Missing a bird you've traveled to see, or ‘dipping,’ can be a disappointing experience. It’s also a birding rite of passage.
Four Vireos Worth Chasing in the U.S.

Four Vireos Worth Chasing in the U.S.

— They're rare, and they're rad. Here's where to find them.
One of These Chicks Does Not Belong in This Nest

One of These Chicks Does Not Belong in This Nest

— To identify the imposter, start with the adult.
Goodbye Thayer’s Gull, Hello Cassia Crossbill: This Year's Changes to the Official List of North American Birds

Goodbye Thayer’s Gull, Hello Cassia Crossbill: This Year's Changes to the Official List of North American Birds

— The American Ornithological Society’s 2017 updates are here. Study up.
Birdist Rule #78: Go Find an Exotic Bird in the U.S.

Birdist Rule #78: Go Find an Exotic Bird in the U.S.

— There are established populations all over the country, and some species even count toward your life list. They're also just thrilling to see.
How to Tell Vireos From Warblers, Flycatchers, and Kinglets

How to Tell Vireos From Warblers, Flycatchers, and Kinglets

— Before you start identifying vireos, you need to stop confusing them with other similar families of songbirds.