Articles by Benji Jones
For the LGBTQ Community, Birding Can Be a Relief—and a Source of Anxiety
June 29, 2018 — LGBTQ birders are working together to make the hobby more inclusive and welcoming, while dealing with lingering challenges of acceptance.
Hummingbird Gorgets: Jewels of the Sky
June 14, 2018 — The glittering, colorful feathers on the throats of male hummingbirds help them attract mates and defend territory. Here's how they work, up-close.
Could Alaska's Songbirds Defend Themselves If Cuckoos Invade?
May 23, 2018 — Using 3D-printed "cuckoo" eggs, researchers found that native birds will be in big trouble if the foreign nest parasites ever colonize.
How a Small Home in Arizona Became a Global Birding Destination
April 19, 2018 — Once somebody's backyard, Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds attracts thousands of birders every year.
Inside Reality Star Spencer Pratt’s Hummingbird Empire
April 09, 2018 — Almost a decade after “The Hills,” the Los Angeles native has found a new fan base in the hundreds of hummers that visit his decked-out home.
Misunderstanding Between Caterpillar and Hummingbird Leads to High-Stakes Face Off
March 23, 2018 — When a cleverly disguised caterpillar spooked a nesting Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, a dramatic exchange ensued.