Birding

The Man Behind the Brilliant Winter Finch Forecast Is Passing the Torch

The Man Behind the Brilliant Winter Finch Forecast Is Passing the Torch

— Ron Pittaway might be retiring, but fear not, finch fans: His collaborator Tyler Hoar will continue the highly anticipated reports.
Why the Northwestern Crow Vanished Overnight

Why the Northwestern Crow Vanished Overnight

— The loss of a species should always capture our attention, but it need not always demand our grief.
The McCown's Longspur Is No More, but the Debate Over Bird Names Continues

The McCown's Longspur Is No More, but the Debate Over Bird Names Continues

— In response to growing calls, the American Ornithological Society recently renamed the bird the Thick-billed Longspur. That's not enough for critics.
Finding a Constant in Nature During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic

Finding a Constant in Nature During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic

— Birds, the Trinity River Audubon Center, and nature provide stability for me when everything else feels so changeable.
Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy

Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy

— Sales are through the roof for seed suppliers, birdhouse builders, and small businesses helping people connect with the nature in their backyards.
Birding by Ear Can Be Challenging, But There’s Help at Hand

Birding by Ear Can Be Challenging, But There’s Help at Hand

— Looking to learn bird songs? Here are some courses and tools to guide you no matter your skill level.
Gain a Duck, Lose a Crow: the 2020 Updates to North American Bird Names

Gain a Duck, Lose a Crow: the 2020 Updates to North American Bird Names

— The Mexican Duck is now its own species, and the Northwestern Crow officially gets lumped with American Crow.
Meet the Harvard Ornithology Professor Biking Across the Country

Meet the Harvard Ornithology Professor Biking Across the Country

— With school out due to COVID-19, Scott Edwards decided to make a lifelong dream a reality. Now his ride has taken on even more meaning.
Hiking Trails and Maps Often Exclude People With Disabilities. This Group Is Changing That.

Hiking Trails and Maps Often Exclude People With Disabilities. This Group Is Changing That.

— Started by Syren Nagakyrie, Disabled Hikers aims to make the outdoors more accessible for a diversity of people and marginalized communities.
It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors

It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors

— As the nation continues to confront racism, the birding community must embrace difficult conversations.