Birding

A Life in Pursuit of Vireos

A Life in Pursuit of Vireos

— An illustrious birder outlines the highs (and lows) of chasing these songbirds of summer.
Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!

Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!

— Baby birds are about to be on the loose, but identifying them can be tricky.
In Search of the Gray-headed Chickadee, the Most Mysterious Bird in the U.S.

In Search of the Gray-headed Chickadee, the Most Mysterious Bird in the U.S.

— Audubon’s chief scientist recounts his trek to the threatened Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one of the last havens for one of the rarest birds in North America.
Teakettle, Cheeseburger . . . Pidaro? The Case for Using Real Words to Remember Bird Songs

Teakettle, Cheeseburger . . . Pidaro? The Case for Using Real Words to Remember Bird Songs

— Some bird guides eschew words for more literal translations of a bird's song, but doing so ignores the point of mnemonic devices: aiding memory.
A Beginner’s Guide to Recording Bird Vocalizations

A Beginner’s Guide to Recording Bird Vocalizations

— Capturing songs and calls can open a whole new level of birding—but equipment can be daunting. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Birdist Rule #95: Learn the Red-Eyed Vireo's Song and Level-Up Your Birding

Birdist Rule #95: Learn the Red-Eyed Vireo's Song and Level-Up Your Birding

— Knowing this species opens the door to a whole new world of birds.
Birdist Rule #28: Know When Birds Think You're Too Close to Their Nests

Birdist Rule #28: Know When Birds Think You're Too Close to Their Nests

— There are a variety of behaviors birds display when they feel threatened. Understanding them will make you a more responsible birder.
A Birder’s Farewell to the East Coast

A Birder’s Farewell to the East Coast

— Cheers to the cardinals, the chickadees, the jays, and yes, even to the grackles I pretend to ignore.
The Insider’s Guide to Birding in Central Park, New York City

The Insider’s Guide to Birding in Central Park, New York City

— It won’t be your typical birding experience—but that’s what also makes it so special. We asked the experts for tips to make the most of your visit.
Listen—Birds Aren’t the Only Ones Singing

Listen—Birds Aren’t the Only Ones Singing

— Part eight of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.