Birding

Testing Out Song Sleuth, a New App That Identifies Birds by Their Calls

Testing Out Song Sleuth, a New App That Identifies Birds by Their Calls

— Song Sleuth's advanced software can recognize the voices of 200 common bird species. But how does it fare in the field?
Birdist Rule #75: Get a Bird Tattoo, and Make It a Good One

Birdist Rule #75: Get a Bird Tattoo, and Make It a Good One

— What makes a good bird tattoo you ask? Well, read on!
Everything You Need to Know to Run Your Own Great Backyard Bird Count

Everything You Need to Know to Run Your Own Great Backyard Bird Count

— This weekend, get outside and participate in the global bird-counting event that helps scientific research. Here's how to get started.
How Crossbills and Other Birds Are Rewriting the Rules of Evolution

How Crossbills and Other Birds Are Rewriting the Rules of Evolution

— A possible new crossbill species is the latest example of how genetic research is giving us surprising insights into the ways animals evolve.
What to Do with Your Old Binoculars

What to Do with Your Old Binoculars

— Whether you want to donate or sell the gear you no longer use, here are some ways to declutter.
Rule #42: Discover the Thrill of Chasing a Rare Bird

Rule #42: Discover the Thrill of Chasing a Rare Bird

— There's nothing like the excitement—and dread—that comes from driving across multiple states to possibly see a rarity.
These Cleverly Furnished Bird Feeders Are Just Delightful

These Cleverly Furnished Bird Feeders Are Just Delightful

— Thanks to one Maine artist and birder, the next tiny-house trend is here.
Are You Sure You're Saying That Bird's Name Right?

Are You Sure You're Saying That Bird's Name Right?

— Odd spellings, multiple pronunciations, complicated histories—bird names can create plenty of awkward moments in the field.
Eavesdrop on the Winter Bird Calls of the Lower Rio Grande Valley

Eavesdrop on the Winter Bird Calls of the Lower Rio Grande Valley

— Green Jays, Audubon's Orioles, Plain Chachalacas—this subtropic bird paradise is a lively place all year long.
The Audubon Binocular Guide

The Audubon Binocular Guide

— We tested and ranked 30 different pairs. See the results here.