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The Birdist’s Rules of Birding
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Birdist Rule #83: Identify Your First Ibis
October 27, 2017
— Beware: We have three species, and two of them can be really confusing.
Birdist Rule #4: Avoid Making These Boneheaded Birding Mistakes
August 10, 2017
— As experienced by yours truly.
Birdist Rule #81: Learn How to Handle Your First ‘Dip’
July 13, 2017
— Missing a bird you've traveled to see, or ‘dipping,’ can be a disappointing experience. It’s also a birding rite of passage.
Birdist Rule #78: Go Find an Exotic Bird in the U.S.
June 29, 2017
— There are established populations all over the country, and some species even count toward your life list. They're also just thrilling to see.
Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!
June 22, 2017
— Baby birds are about to be on the loose, but identifying them can be tricky.
Birdist Rule #95: Learn the Red-Eyed Vireo's Song and Level-Up Your Birding
June 15, 2017
— 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
June 9, 2017
— There are a variety of behaviors birds display when they feel threatened. Understanding them will make you a more responsible birder.
Birdist Rule #89: Try Standing Still to See More Birds
May 25, 2017
— It's amazing what you can miss if you don't have a little patience.
Birdist Rule #45: Learn to Deal With Incredibly Annoying Bugs
May 19, 2017
— Here are some of the worst bugs you'll encounter while birding, as well as some methods for prevention.
Birdist Rule #110: Use Weather Forecasts to Predict When Migrating Birds Will Arrive
May 11, 2017
— With some basic knowledge, you can greatly increase your chances of seeing your favorite spring migrants.
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