Birding

Six Kid-Friendly Bird Guides

Six Kid-Friendly Bird Guides

— A solid field guide will give them a head start on IDing common species. Here are some options to help shape their skills.
Seven Sturdy Backpacks for Birders and Bird Photographers

Seven Sturdy Backpacks for Birders and Bird Photographers

— Head out on the trail with all of your gear comfortably and securely stowed.
Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

— Weather maps are essential for researchers shadowing birds on the move. Pairing radar with eBird data will take migration tracking to the next level.
How to Feed Your Kid's Urge to Bird

How to Feed Your Kid's Urge to Bird

— Children are curious, imaginative, and resourceful. By nurturing those traits, you can turn them into young birders, too.
Easy Ways to Get Kids Birding

Easy Ways to Get Kids Birding

— Some tips and games from Audubon experts.
The Life of a Teenage Birder

The Life of a Teenage Birder

— A busy high schooler shares how he got hooked on birds at an early age and what they mean to him.
Six Apps to Better Your Next Birding Adventure

Six Apps to Better Your Next Birding Adventure

— By now you should have a field guide (or four) on your phone, so mix up your experience with some new options.
When It Comes to Birding, Nude Beaches Are as Good as Any

When It Comes to Birding, Nude Beaches Are as Good as Any

— Ever birded among the buff? You may not have a choice if a good species shows up.
Why You Need to Try Paddle Birding

Why You Need to Try Paddle Birding

— When in a canoe or kayak, you can observe and experience birds in a new way—and bank some memorable adventures while you're at it.
Birdist Rule #4: Avoid Making These Boneheaded Birding Mistakes

Birdist Rule #4: Avoid Making These Boneheaded Birding Mistakes

— As experienced by yours truly.