Outside your door, on your way to work, at the beach—birds are everywhere. Whether you're a beginner looking for your first pair of binoculars or an experienced birder in search of identification tips, we have it all here for you. So go on, start exploring.
Most Recent Birding Stories
Gain a Duck, Lose a Crow: the 2020 Updates to North American Bird Names
By Kenn Kaufman
The Mexican Duck is now its own species, and the Northwestern Crow officially gets lumped with American Crow.
Meet the Harvard Ornithology Professor Biking Across the Country
By Bridget Alex
With school out due to COVID-19, Scott Edwards decided to make a lifelong dream a reality. Now his ride has taken on even more meaning.
Hiking Trails and Maps Often Exclude People With Disabilities. This Group Is Changing That.
By Ali Berman
Started by Syren Nagakyrie, Disabled Hikers aims to make the outdoors more accessible for a diversity of people and marginalized communities.
It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors
By Corina Newsome
As the nation continues to confront racism, the birding community must embrace difficult conversations.
Black Birders Week: An Ode to Our Allies
#BlackBirdersWeek, which began on May 31, has been a week-long event aimed to amplify Black people in every field and their experiences while outdoors.
‘Black Women Who Bird’ Take the Spotlight to Make Their Presence Known
By Tara Santora
As part of Black Birders Week, women are sharing their love of the outdoors and the challenges they face in them.
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‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors
By Jillian Mock
Sparked by a racist incident last week in Central Park, the new initiative aims to boost recognition and representation of Black people enjoying and studying the natural world.
When to Expect Hummingbirds in Your Yard This Spring
By Geoff LeBaron
Flowers are beginning to bloom, and hummingbirds are starting to return from their southern winter sojourns. Here’s a regional guide for when they should arrive and the food they’re seeking.
In Quarantine, I Finally Understood the Magic of Birds
By Leigh Abramson
It took a pandemic for me to see what my mother had been trying to show me my whole life.
Why Birding From Home Is Not An Equal Opportunity Activity
By Tara Santora
Poorer neighborhoods often harbor less quality green space and a lower diversity of birds—an inequity that the pandemic makes hard to ignore.