Birding

The Christmas Bird Count Is a Window to a Changing World

The Christmas Bird Count Is a Window to a Changing World

— A veteran counter reflects on shifts in New Jersey's birds during the past 40 Decembers, for better and for worse.
How to Choose Your Spotting Scope

How to Choose Your Spotting Scope

— Tips to help first-time buyers take the guesswork out of finding the perfect match.
Ten Tips for Waterfowl Beginners

Ten Tips for Waterfowl Beginners

— Ducks, geese, and swans are extremely common. Take advantage of that to sharpen your birding skills.
Hummingbird Feeding FAQs

Hummingbird Feeding FAQs

— Have a question? We've got answers.
Understanding the Basics of Bird Molts

Understanding the Basics of Bird Molts

— As the seasons change, so do birds' feathers. A birder should be prepared.
Birders Drop Everything to Behold Rare Corn Crake That Turned Up in New York

Birders Drop Everything to Behold Rare Corn Crake That Turned Up in New York

— For two days, scopes lined a Long Island parkway as birders delighted in the European visitor, which traveled even farther than its audience.
Amazon’s Alexa Is Ready to Help You Learn Bird Calls

Amazon’s Alexa Is Ready to Help You Learn Bird Calls

— The virtual assistant can now access more than 2,000 birds sounds from the Audubon library—as long as you say the magic words.
A Birder’s Guide to Public Transportation

A Birder’s Guide to Public Transportation

— Trains, buses, bikes, ferries, and ride shares can get you to that rare bird. Here’s how to make the best use of these options.
The Best Tools for Forecasting Bird Movements and Migrations

The Best Tools for Forecasting Bird Movements and Migrations

— Birders don’t have crystal balls. But we do have the internet.
Read an Excerpt From Noah Strycker's Book on His Record-Breaking Year of Birds

Read an Excerpt From Noah Strycker's Book on His Record-Breaking Year of Birds

— Strycker recounts all the gritty and glorious details of his 2015 global Big Year in "Birding Without Borders."