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
Ask Kenn: How Did the Evening Grosbeak Get Its Misleading Name?
By Kenn Kaufman
In this month's Ask Kenn!, bird expert Kenn Kaufman shares the surprising origins of the finch's moniker. Plus, why your feeder birds fight so much.
Researchers Reveal the Mysterious Fall Movements of a Familiar Backyard Bird
By Ryan F. Mandelbaum
New studies suggest that northern populations of White-breasted Nuthatches might also have irruptive years—and 2020 is one of them.
Pine Siskins Have Taken Over the Country
By Andrew Del-Colle
From coast to coast, the species has irrupted in astounding numbers
This New Program in Denver Is Paving the Way for Birders With Reduced Mobility
By Andy Carstens
Birding Without Barriers is part of a national movement to ensure that mobility impairment does not hinder people from enjoying nature.
The Man Behind the Brilliant Winter Finch Forecast Is Passing the Torch
By Ryan F. Mandelbaum
Ron Pittaway might be retiring, but fear not, finch fans: His collaborator Tyler Hoar will continue the highly anticipated reports.
Why the Northwestern Crow Vanished Overnight
By Kaeli Swift
The loss of a species should always capture our attention, but it need not always demand our grief.
Remember that Audubon depends on your support to do the conservation work that we do.
The McCown's Longspur Is No More, but the Debate Over Bird Names Continues
By Jessica Leber
In response to growing calls, the American Ornithological Society recently renamed the bird the Thick-billed Longspur. That's not enough for critics.
Finding a Constant in Nature During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic
By Gabrielle Saleh
Birds, the Trinity River Audubon Center, and nature provide stability for me when everything else feels so changeable.
Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy
By Neel Dhanesha
Sales are through the roof for seed suppliers, birdhouse builders, and small businesses helping people connect with the nature in their backyards.
Birding by Ear Can Be Challenging, But There’s Help at Hand
By Priyanka Runwal
Looking to learn bird songs? Here are some courses and tools to guide you no matter your skill level.