Birding

This New Guide Finally Simplifies Gull IDs

This New Guide Finally Simplifies Gull IDs

— By encouraging us to focus on the basics, veteran authors Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson strive to make gulls less intimidating.
eBird Rolls Out Fun New Feature That Serves as a SparkNotes for Species

eBird Rolls Out Fun New Feature That Serves as a SparkNotes for Species

— With Explore Species, you can access the breadth of Cornell's avian intel from a single, interactive portal.
Can You Identify the Birds Behind These Creepy Calls?

Can You Identify the Birds Behind These Creepy Calls?

— Hint: They aren't all owls.
Dear Hunters: To Put More Venison in Your Freezer, Start Birding

Dear Hunters: To Put More Venison in Your Freezer, Start Birding

— Instead of rebooting your backcountry skills every fall, just redirect them from birds to bucks.
Five Regal Orioles That Put Other Fall Colors to Shame

Five Regal Orioles That Put Other Fall Colors to Shame

— From ochre to hellfire orange, these birds scream Halloween in any season.
Birding Blind: Open Your Ears to the Amazing World of Bird Sounds

Birding Blind: Open Your Ears to the Amazing World of Bird Sounds

— For the visually impaired, learning to bird by ear can be a fun challenge that also makes nature more accessible. Here, one birder shares his story.
Is That a Phoebe or Pewee Calling?

Is That a Phoebe or Pewee Calling?

— Eastern Phoebes and Wood-Pewees are vocal birds. Here's how to tell them apart by their songs.
Red-breasted Nuthatches Are Invading the Northeast This Fall

Red-breasted Nuthatches Are Invading the Northeast This Fall

— Due to a likely food shortage in their Canadian range, the birds have started showing up throughout the U.S. in droves.
The Ins and Outs of Birding With the Dead

The Ins and Outs of Birding With the Dead

— Liven up your life list with a trip to a cemetery. After all, they weren't just built to house bones and graves.
Big-City Birding Is Hotter Than Ever

Big-City Birding Is Hotter Than Ever

— The Urban Birder gives us the scoop on the budding movement and all the unlikely places you should be looking for birds in.