Joel_Sartore_Birding. A blind at Rowe Audubon Sanctuary in Nebraska. Joel Sartore


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 


The Big Tern Cheat Sheet: How to ID Four Common Species

By Hannah Waters
July 01, 2022 — In summer, North America’s four largest terns are near look-alikes. With a keen eye for detail you can tell them apart.
From Audubon Magazine

Welcome to the Dark Side: Your Guide to Nocturnal Migration Birding

By Jason Gregg
April 04, 2022 — Here’s everything you need to join a growing DIY community where the action heats up when the sun goes down.

From House Finches to President Loki: The Surprises You Find When You Get Outside

By Gabriella Sotelo
March 01, 2022 — How one afternoon of birdwatching for Gaby Sotelo turned into a weekend—and perhaps a lifetime—full of birds.

The ‘Big Boom Theory’ That Could Help Conserve Common Nighthawks

By Carlyn Kranking
January 14, 2022 — New research confirms that males’ wing-boom sound marks hard-to-find nesting sites—a boon for efforts to save these mysterious, declining birds.

How You Can Help Make Birding More Welcoming and Inclusive

By Freya McGregor
January 14, 2022 — It's easy to create a friendly and encouraging birding community when you keep these pointers in mind.

Meet the Bird Guide and Blogger on a Mission to Keep Women Birders Safe

By Cinnamon Janzer
January 07, 2022 — Tiffany Kersten spent 2021 shining a light on the dangers many birders face in the field—and broke a birding record along the way.

10 Fun Facts about the House Finch

By Lauren Leffer
December 21, 2021 — These common and adaptable birds provide a welcome pop of color at feeders from coast to coast. But they weren’t always so ubiquitous.

10 Fun Facts About the Red-tailed Hawk

By Carlyn Kranking
December 03, 2021 — There’s a lot to love about this familiar raptor, from its courtship acrobatics to its masterful hunting.
Ask Kenn!

Ask Kenn: What’s Up With Bird Color Morphs and Phases?

By Kenn Kaufman
November 24, 2021 — In some species, many adults wear different color patterns from others. Kenn Kaufman explains the phenomenon, and the lingo to describe it.

A New Stunning Nest Guide Celebrates a Different Aspect of Birding

By Rob Rich
November 23, 2021 — The Peterson series displays the variety in crafted structures of a whopping 650 species. Co-author David Moskowitz shares insights from the field.