Birding

A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China

A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China

— The rarity popped up at the Beijing Zoo earlier this month, revealing a booming Chinese birding scene.
How Do Birds Spend Cold Winter Nights?

How Do Birds Spend Cold Winter Nights?

— Huddling together and fluffing up are some of the ways that birds protect themselves from the chills of winter.
A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms

A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms

— Hundreds of people have visited the first wild Great Black Hawk to venture into the United States, where it's dining on squirrel instead of lizard.
Better Know a Bird: The Massive, Fickle Breeding Colonies of Tricolored Blackbirds

Better Know a Bird: The Massive, Fickle Breeding Colonies of Tricolored Blackbirds

— At first glance, the species might be hard to distinguish from Red-winged Blackbirds, but wait until they gather by the tens of thousands to nest.
Where to Go Birding in El Petén, Guatemala: Part 2

Where to Go Birding in El Petén, Guatemala: Part 2

— In Tikal, birders can seek exotic specialties among some of Central America's most magnificent ancient ruins.
From Bluebird Admirer to Yard Birder

From Bluebird Admirer to Yard Birder

— How one Californian got hooked on feeding birds through different store-bought experiments.
Can't Take a Birding Vacation? Try Google Street View Instead

Can't Take a Birding Vacation? Try Google Street View Instead

— A flourishing Facebook group is using the mapping tool to find birds all over the world—and they've already checked off hundreds of species.
Everything You Need to Know to Do a Free (and Fun) Christmas Bird Count

Everything You Need to Know to Do a Free (and Fun) Christmas Bird Count

— You don’t need experience or even binoculars to be part of this age-old holiday tradition.
A Sibling Rivalry Through Twitches and Tweets—with Jeffrey Ward

A Sibling Rivalry Through Twitches and Tweets—with Jeffrey Ward

— “Jason taught me 90 percent of everything I know. He’s been a big part of the bird aspect of my life.”
Patience, Happiness, and Other Virtues Learned From Birds—with Jason Ward

Patience, Happiness, and Other Virtues Learned From Birds—with Jason Ward

— “If you just look and observe the world around you, you’ll find that things are not that bad.”
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