Birding

Birding by Ear Can Be Challenging, But There’s Help at Hand

Birding by Ear Can Be Challenging, But There’s Help at Hand

— Looking to learn bird songs? Here are some courses and tools to guide you no matter your skill level.
Gain a Duck, Lose a Crow: the 2020 Updates to North American Bird Names

Gain a Duck, Lose a Crow: the 2020 Updates to North American Bird Names

— The Mexican Duck is now its own species, and the Northwestern Crow officially gets lumped with American Crow.
Meet the Harvard Ornithology Professor Biking Across the Country

Meet the Harvard Ornithology Professor Biking Across the Country

— With school out due to COVID-19, Scott Edwards decided to make a lifelong dream a reality. Now his ride has taken on even more meaning.
Hiking Trails and Maps Often Exclude People With Disabilities. This Group Is Changing That.

Hiking Trails and Maps Often Exclude People With Disabilities. This Group Is Changing That.

— Started by Syren Nagakyrie, Disabled Hikers aims to make the outdoors more accessible for a diversity of people and marginalized communities.
It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors

It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors

— As the nation continues to confront racism, the birding community must embrace difficult conversations.

Black Birders Week: An Ode to Our Allies

— #BlackBirdersWeek, which began on May 31, has been a week-long event aimed to amplify Black people in every field and their experiences while outdoors.
‘Black Women Who Bird’ Take the Spotlight to Make Their Presence Known

‘Black Women Who Bird’ Take the Spotlight to Make Their Presence Known

— As part of Black Birders Week, women are sharing their love of the outdoors and the challenges they face in them.
‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors

‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors

— Sparked by a racist incident last week in Central Park, the new initiative aims to boost recognition and representation of Black people enjoying and studying the natural world.
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.