Birding

An Allegation of Sexual Assault Sends Shock Waves Through the Birding World

An Allegation of Sexual Assault Sends Shock Waves Through the Birding World

— An Atlanta writer says she was raped by a prominent birder late last year.
Our Newest National Park—and West Virginia's First—Is Fantastic for Birding

Our Newest National Park—and West Virginia's First—Is Fantastic for Birding

— Located in the southern part of the Mountain State, New River Gorge National Park is a must-visit destination for birders and adventure seekers.
More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science

More Birds Bring More Happiness, According to Science

— A pair of new studies show how birds improve our wellbeing, adding to a growing body of evidence that avians are an antidote to our despair.
This Winter Marks an Incredible 'Superflight' of Hungry Winter Finches

This Winter Marks an Incredible 'Superflight' of Hungry Winter Finches

— Across the country, birders are being treated to one of the biggest irruption years of boreal birds in recent memory.
How the Evening Grosbeak Got Its Misleading Name

How the Evening Grosbeak Got Its Misleading Name

— In this month's Ask Kenn!, bird expert Kenn Kaufman shares the surprising origins of the finch's moniker. Plus, why your feeder birds fight so much.
Researchers Reveal the Mysterious Fall Movements of a Familiar Backyard Bird

Researchers Reveal the Mysterious Fall Movements of a Familiar Backyard Bird

— New studies suggest that northern populations of White-breasted Nuthatches might also have irruptive years—and 2020 is one of them.
 Pine Siskins Have Taken Over the Country

Pine Siskins Have Taken Over the Country

— From coast to coast, the species has irrupted in astounding numbers
This New Program in Denver Is Paving the Way for Birders With Reduced Mobility

This New Program in Denver Is Paving the Way for Birders With Reduced Mobility

— Birding Without Barriers is part of a national movement to ensure that mobility impairment does not hinder people from enjoying nature.
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.