In the Field

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.
Shorebirds 101: What to Look for When You Hit the Water

Shorebirds 101: What to Look for When You Hit the Water

— The diversity of shorebirds is stunning, but it can also be overwhelming. Here are four staple groups to get you started.
How to Go From Watching Birds to Drawing Them

How to Go From Watching Birds to Drawing Them

— Sketching while outdoors or even at home will broaden your birding skill set and add a whole new dimension to the hobby.
One of These Chicks Does Not Belong in This Nest

One of These Chicks Does Not Belong in This Nest

— To identify the imposter, start with the adult.
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.
Learn Your Local Birds' Regional 'Accents'

Learn Your Local Birds' Regional 'Accents'

— Part seven of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
Are You Listening to a Bird Mimic or the Real Deal?

Are You Listening to a Bird Mimic or the Real Deal?

— Part six of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
Start Using Spectrograms to 'Read' Bird Songs and Calls

Start Using Spectrograms to 'Read' Bird Songs and Calls

— Part five of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
Why Knowing Your Local Bird Sounds Is the Key to Unlocking New IDs

Why Knowing Your Local Bird Sounds Is the Key to Unlocking New IDs

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