The Birdist's Rules of Birding

Birdist Rule #11: Always Bring a Camera

Birdist Rule #11: Always Bring a Camera

— Then take pictures. Lots of pictures.
Birdist Rule #3: Take a Stand for Birds

Birdist Rule #3: Take a Stand for Birds

— The election is over, but the work is just beginning.
Birdist Rule #101: Learn About the People Certain Birds Are Named After

Birdist Rule #101: Learn About the People Certain Birds Are Named After

— Like this Cooper's Hawk. Know who it was named for? Didn't think so.
Birdist Rule #31: Dress Up Like a Bird for Halloween

Birdist Rule #31: Dress Up Like a Bird for Halloween

— Not sure which one? Here are some ideas.
Birdist Rule #13: Behold the Bounty of the Sea!

Birdist Rule #13: Behold the Bounty of the Sea!

— Don't worry, you can leave your barf bag at home.
Birdist Rule #23: Identify Your First Song Sparrow

Birdist Rule #23: Identify Your First Song Sparrow

— Once you do, all of those other “little brown jobs” get a little less confusing.
Birdist Rule #44: Learn to Love Landfills and Sewage Treatment Plants

Birdist Rule #44: Learn to Love Landfills and Sewage Treatment Plants

— Ah, the sweet smell of birding success.
Birdist Rule ##79: Think of Something Nice to Say About Mallards

Birdist Rule ##79: Think of Something Nice to Say About Mallards

— Um . . . green is a good color on you?
Birdist Rule #82: Know Your Public Lands

Birdist Rule #82: Know Your Public Lands

— From local and national parks to national wildlife refuges and wilderness areas, these lands were made for you and me.
Birdist Rule #67: Prepare to Have Your Sightings Questioned

Birdist Rule #67: Prepare to Have Your Sightings Questioned

— It happens, but it's also not the end of the world.