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Six Things I Learned by Scoping Out Baby Birds and Their Parents
July 16, 2018
— Summer is a great time to watch cute chicks grow—and understand how avian survival works.
Is That Golden Eagle Actually a Bald Eagle?
July 3, 2018
— In its youth, our national symbol sports brown feathers on its head—making it easily confused with its rarer, golden cousin.
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.
A Birder's Dilemma: Should You Name Your Baby After a Bird?
June 29, 2018
— As parents-to-be, The Birdist and his wife considered birdy names for their son. Here's what they decided.
The Best Clue for Finding Cuckoos
June 25, 2018
— Check the treetops for this popular menu item and up your odds of success.
The Common Nighthawk Is the Cool City Bird You’ve Been Missing
June 12, 2018
— Here's how to find out if one's nesting by you—and what to do if one isn't.
Inside Birding's Most Dramatic 24 Hours
June 11, 2018
— Every May hundreds of birders crisscross New Jersey in the frenzied, exhausting, demoralizing, jubilant event that is the World Series of Birding. This year, 'Audubon' reporters embedded with three of the teams.
Incredible Combination of Factors Leads to Historic Migration Flight
June 1, 2018
— Earlier this week, a group of expert birders in Canada were treated to a staggering sight: more than 700,000 warblers over nine hours.
The Woods Are My Safe Haven—But That's Not True for Everyone
May 31, 2018
— The hit TV show “Atlanta” offers a reminder that one black person's paradise can be another one's terror.
How to Deal With Birding FOMO
May 18, 2018
— It’s been a week since I missed out on the Kirtland’s Warbler that strayed into Manhattan. I’m still not over it.
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