Whether you’re just getting started or looking for the perfect warbler app, you’ll find the right guide here.
Gear and Resources
Birding is often improved with the right tools.
Do you need a pair of binoculars to enjoy birds? Not at all! Will a decent set of bins make observing and identifying them easier from a distance? Absolutely. Like any other hobby, birding comes with a whole host of accoutrement. Some items—like field guides and apps—have a low barrier to entry and can vastly improve your experience with minimal investment. Binoculars and spotting scopes can be costly, but there are also some great budget models. Below you'll find a range of recommendations for the gear that best suits you.
The Audubon Guide to Binoculars
Our recently redesigned app is loaded with features and provides profiles of more than 800 North American species.
By now you should have a field guide (or four) on your phone, so mix up your experience with some new options.
The Audubon Guide to Spotting Scopes
As the popularity of the app’s Sound ID feature grows, so do concerns about how imperfect artificial intelligence impacts a trove of scientific data.
Birders and scientists alike have come to depend on this powerful platform. New to birding or intimidated by eBird? Don’t worry, we’ve got you.
Harness the power of the tweet and up your rarity-finding success.
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