Birding

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Are American Robins Really Robins?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Are American Robins Really Robins?

— Also this month: What is the one U.S. birding destination every birder should visit? And why can't I count the Great White Heron as a lifer?
Ask Kenn Kaufman: Will My Feeder Keep Birds From Migrating?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Will My Feeder Keep Birds From Migrating?

— Also this month: What happens when a bird gets lost? And what was the most recent newly discovered bird in the U.S.?
Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do So Many White Birds Have Black Wingtips?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do So Many White Birds Have Black Wingtips?

— Also this month: Are kingfishers more photo-friendly this time of year? And what bird would Kenn ride if he could?
This Mysterious Tropical Bachelor Likes to Summer in Maine

This Mysterious Tropical Bachelor Likes to Summer in Maine

— For 15 years, a lone Red-billed Tropicbird has attracted visitors and researchers with his unusual habits and misguided mating attempts.
Five Antidotes to Beat the Birding Blues Between Migrations

Five Antidotes to Beat the Birding Blues Between Migrations

— Birders need to fill the downtime from spring to fall somehow—and they don't always have to use binoculars.
Which Birds Sing All Summer Long?

Which Birds Sing All Summer Long?

— From goldfinches to thrushes, the outdoors aren't as quiet as they seem.
How to Keep Your Hummingbird Feeder Free from Pests

How to Keep Your Hummingbird Feeder Free from Pests

— A few small steps can protect your nectar from bears and insects.
Hello, Mountain-gem! The 2019 Update To North American Bird Names Is Here.

Hello, Mountain-gem! The 2019 Update To North American Bird Names Is Here.

— An emerging duck trio and some other new labels to consider.
Pale Male Is a Legend—But Is He Still Alive?

Pale Male Is a Legend—But Is He Still Alive?

— Some believe New York City's famous Red-tailed Hawk is a survivor extraordinaire. Not a chance, others say.
Exotic Parrot Colonies Are Flourishing Across the Country

Exotic Parrot Colonies Are Flourishing Across the Country

— From Los Angeles to Miami, feral parrots have become a common sight. Are they invasive pests, or a conservation boon?