Birding

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.
Everyone Has a Bird Question They’re Waiting to Ask

Everyone Has a Bird Question They’re Waiting to Ask

— If they’re paying enough attention to birds to ask questions, they’re halfway to becoming an advocate for wildlife.
How to Boost Your Mindfulness and Empathy While Birding

How to Boost Your Mindfulness and Empathy While Birding

— Turning your focus to nature and wildlife can help allay stress and anxiety. But always make others feel at ease, too.
Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?

Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?

— After 40-plus years of leading sold-out pelagic birding tours off the California coast, the trailblazing conservationist says it’s time to retire.
The Key to the Christmas Bird Count's 120 Years of Success? The People.

The Key to the Christmas Bird Count's 120 Years of Success? The People.

— Drones and trail cams may be increasingly common in avian monitoring, but Audubon's CBC remains dependent on dedicated humans.
Category: Get in the Game

Category: Get in the Game

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Category: Good Value

Category: Good Value

— The top-scoring binoculars in the $150–$300 range.