Birding

Where to Find the Rarest Swift in North America

Where to Find the Rarest Swift in North America

— Want to see a Black Swift? Ignore TLC’s advice and go chasing waterfalls.
Which Bird Apps Are Best for Kids?

Which Bird Apps Are Best for Kids?

— Young birders want to be able to ID different species. Technology makes it easier for them to learn.
No, That's Not an Owl Outside Your Window

No, That's Not an Owl Outside Your Window

— It's probably a Mourning Dove. Here's the difference between their calls.
¿Comó se llama? How Birds Get Their Spanish Names

¿Comó se llama? How Birds Get Their Spanish Names

— Bilingual birding can offer a deeper understanding of the species we seek, while also helping to bridge communities across the Americas.
Lost at Sea, Hard-Flying Birds Can Be Mega Rarities and Mysteries

Lost at Sea, Hard-Flying Birds Can Be Mega Rarities and Mysteries

— A vagrant seabird might be a once-in-a-lifetime sighting, so make sure to keep both eyes on the water.
Alcatraz Is Being Overrun by Seabirds, but Who’s Complaining?

Alcatraz Is Being Overrun by Seabirds, but Who’s Complaining?

— Fifty-five years after the infamous prison closed, “The Rock” now hosts thousands of nesting gulls, cormorants, guillemots, and more.
Chicks and Wasps Galore—Behind the Scenes of a First-Year Bluebird Trail

Chicks and Wasps Galore—Behind the Scenes of a First-Year Bluebird Trail

— Ever wondered what it’s like to be a nest box monitor? A teen birder shares her adventures from the field.
10 National Parks That Are Surprisingly Great for Birding

10 National Parks That Are Surprisingly Great for Birding

— You don't have to visit Yosemite to see a lot of species.
Seven Birdy Books for Kids (and the Kid Inside of You)

Seven Birdy Books for Kids (and the Kid Inside of You)

— Summer is prime time to share the thrills of outdoor exploration with young ones.
Six Things I Learned by Scoping Out Baby Birds and Their Parents

Six Things I Learned by Scoping Out Baby Birds and Their Parents

— Summer is a great time to watch cute chicks grow—and understand how avian survival works.