Birding

When to Expect Hummingbirds in Your Yard This Spring

When to Expect Hummingbirds in Your Yard This Spring

— Flowers are beginning to bloom, and hummingbirds are starting to return from their southern winter sojourns. Here’s a regional guide for when they should arrive and the food they’re seeking.
In Quarantine, I Finally Understood the Magic of Birds

In Quarantine, I Finally Understood the Magic of Birds

— It took a pandemic for me to see what my mother had been trying to show me my whole life.
Why Birding From Home Is Not An Equal Opportunity Activity

Why Birding From Home Is Not An Equal Opportunity Activity

— Poorer neighborhoods often harbor less quality green space and a lower diversity of birds—an inequity that the pandemic makes hard to ignore.
It’s Me, Your Birder Friend—Help Me Help You Identify That Species

It’s Me, Your Birder Friend—Help Me Help You Identify That Species

— Saw a bird but you're not sure how to describe it? Here are the details to include in that text to your bird-nerd buddy.
How to Tell Apart Sound-Alike Warblers

How to Tell Apart Sound-Alike Warblers

— Migrants have started arriving—and with them, plenty of confusion. This guide to commonly confused songs will help.
Self-Isolation Is Turning Children Into Budding Birders

Self-Isolation Is Turning Children Into Budding Birders

— During the coronavirus crisis, families are discovering their avian neighbors and nurturing the next generation of nature lovers.
Canceled Birding Festivals Deal Host Towns a Major Economic Blow

Canceled Birding Festivals Deal Host Towns a Major Economic Blow

— As event organizers are forced to make tough decisions over coronavirus concerns, local businesses and nonprofits brace for the fallout.
This Was Supposed to Be Their Birding Big Year—and Then the Coronavirus Arrived

This Was Supposed to Be Their Birding Big Year—and Then the Coronavirus Arrived

— These extreme birders know there are much more important impacts from the pandemic, but it still hurts to watch their plans dissolve.
Birding Is the Perfect Activity While Practicing Social Distancing

Birding Is the Perfect Activity While Practicing Social Distancing

— This global pandemic has us all pretty freaked out. Handled responsibly, open space and wildlife observation might be just the balm you need.
My Brief Reign and Embarrassing Fall as a Fantasy Birder

My Brief Reign and Embarrassing Fall as a Fantasy Birder

— Here's where I failed and the best players cleaned up during 2019's inaugural fantasy birding season.