Birding

Find Northern Saw-whet Owls With These Five Tips

Find Northern Saw-whet Owls With These Five Tips

— One of our smallest owl species, they can be found in suburbs and cities.
Puerto Ricans Band Together to Survey Birds in Hurricane Maria's Aftermath

Puerto Ricans Band Together to Survey Birds in Hurricane Maria's Aftermath

— Amid power outages, devastated landscapes, and destroyed buildings, birders assessed the storm's avian toll on their Christmas Bird Count.
A Beginner's Guide to Reading Bird Tracks in Snow

A Beginner's Guide to Reading Bird Tracks in Snow

— Telltale toes are just one of many clues.
After Hurricane Harvey, a Community's Christmas Bird Count Tradition Continues

After Hurricane Harvey, a Community's Christmas Bird Count Tradition Continues

— Residents of Port Aransas, Texas, are still feeling the effects of the storm four months later. But that didn't stop counters from their annual survey.
Why Sewage Plants Make for Great Winter Birding Spots

Why Sewage Plants Make for Great Winter Birding Spots

— Water, heat, and fertilizer . . . what more could you ask for? Here are a few ideas on where to visit.
Oakland's Christmas Bird Count Has Another Banner Turnout

Oakland's Christmas Bird Count Has Another Banner Turnout

— Short on sleep but not on species, volunteers fanned out across the habitat-rich city.
Why Some Women Are Skipping Out on the ‘Airbnb of Birding’

Why Some Women Are Skipping Out on the ‘Airbnb of Birding’

— People everywhere are taking advantage of the networking service Birding Pal—but the low-security setup can be a deterrent for female birders.
The United State of Birding

The United State of Birding

— After a racist encounter in the field, a birder reflects on the disturbing incident and the community that helped lift him back up.
In Search of the Stunning—and Possibly Extinct—Edwards's Pheasant

In Search of the Stunning—and Possibly Extinct—Edwards's Pheasant

— No one has seen the elusive bird in the wild in nearly two decades, but it might still inhabit Vietnam's war-ravaged mountain valleys.
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.