Birding

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.
The McCown's Longspur Is No More, but the Debate Over Bird Names Continues

The McCown's Longspur Is No More, but the Debate Over Bird Names Continues

— In response to growing calls, the American Ornithological Society recently renamed the bird the Thick-billed Longspur. That's not enough for critics.
Finding a Constant in Nature During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic

Finding a Constant in Nature During the Uncertainty of a Pandemic

— Birds, the Trinity River Audubon Center, and nature provide stability for me when everything else feels so changeable.
Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy

Birdwatching Is a Bright Spot in a Pandemic-Stricken Economy

— Sales are through the roof for seed suppliers, birdhouse builders, and small businesses helping people connect with the nature in their backyards.
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.