The past three years saw interest in feeding birds explode, with a surge of people joining the ranks and products—including eco-friendly and organic options—flying off the shelves.
The Birdseed Business Boomed During the Pandemic. Can That Energy Carry the Industry Into a New Era?
Lost and Found
Going in search of unfamiliar birds can be thrilling, but so can discovering the ones there all along.
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What Is Causing the American Kestrel’s Perplexing Decline?
March 29, 2023 — Although still common, these much-loved falcons continue to disappear from North American skies. Scientists are racing to understand why.
Bird Nests Tell Extraordinary Stories, If You Learn How to Read Them
March 29, 2023 — Casey McFarland, author of “Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests,” describes how paying attention to nests can improve your birding.
As Storms Grow Stronger, a Historic Building Gains Height to Stay Dry
March 28, 2023 — Rather than abandon the 19th-century structure, staff at Hog Island Audubon Camp have elevated the Queen Mary by three feet.
The Window for Saving the Sagebrush Ecosystem is Rapidly Closing
March 28, 2023 — A health report for a vast western landscape finds alarming habitat loss but offers a strategy for saving what remains.
What Should I Do If I Find a Nest Where It Doesn’t Belong?
March 24, 2023 — Sometimes birds nest too close to home. Experts share what to do if you find birds raising young on your house or building.
‘Flight Paths’ Unfurls the Wondrous History of Migration Science
March 10, 2023 — A new book details how amateur birders and bird-loving scientists pieced together the true story of avian migration.
This Wave Theory of Spring Migration Will Prepare You for Your Next Birding Outing
March 06, 2023 — Songbirds don’t leave their wintering grounds all together. Here’s when to expect different species as they cross the eastern United States.
Who Likes What: The Favorite Birdseed of Feeder Regulars and Rarities
March 06, 2023 — Here are the top three seed choices for a variety of species, per a scientific observational study of 1.2 million bird feeder visits.
The Bird Flu Blazes On, Amping Up Concerns for Wildlife and Human Health
March 01, 2023 — Facing an outbreak that’s unusually deadly for wild birds and spreading to more mammals, scientists worry about when, or if, it will end.
Seeking Auwo: Inside the Search to Find a Secretive Tropical Bird Lost to Science
February 22, 2023 — Last fall, an international team arrived on a small Papua New Guinea island to look for the elusive Black-naped Pheasant Pigeon. To track it down, they needed help from the experts: the island’s Indigenous hunters.
Fall In Love With the Ancient Dance of the Sharp-tailed Grouse
February 22, 2023 — Beguiled by the birds’ courtship ritual, wildlife photographer Noppadol Paothong makes a difficult journey to document their glory so that others can appreciate it.