Birding

Welcome to the Dark Side: Your Guide to Nocturnal Migration Birding

— Here’s everything you need to join a growing DIY community where the action heats up when the sun goes down.

From House Finches to President Loki: The Surprises You Find When You Get Outside

— How one afternoon of birdwatching for Gaby Sotelo turned into a weekend—and perhaps a lifetime—full of birds.

The ‘Big Boom Theory’ That Could Help Conserve Common Nighthawks

— New research confirms that males’ wing-boom sound marks hard-to-find nesting sites—a boon for efforts to save these mysterious, declining birds.

How You Can Help Make Birding More Welcoming and Inclusive

— It's easy to create a friendly and encouraging birding community when you keep these pointers in mind.

Meet the Bird Guide and Blogger on a Mission to Keep Women Birders Safe

— Tiffany Kersten spent 2021 shining a light on the dangers many birders face in the field—and broke a birding record along the way.

10 Fun Facts about the House Finch

— These common and adaptable birds provide a welcome pop of color at feeders from coast to coast. But they weren’t always so ubiquitous.

10 Fun Facts About the Red-tailed Hawk

— There’s a lot to love about this familiar raptor, from its courtship acrobatics to its masterful hunting.

Ask Kenn: What’s Up With Bird Color Morphs and Phases?

— In some species, many adults wear different color patterns from others. Kenn Kaufman explains the phenomenon, and the lingo to describe it.

A New Stunning Nest Guide Celebrates a Different Aspect of Birding

— The Peterson series displays the variety in crafted structures of a whopping 650 species. Co-author David Moskowitz shares insights from the field.

Look Up! An Introduction to Identifying Raptors in Flight

— When hawks and falcons stream across the sky in large numbers, you need a distinct set of birding skills to tell them apart.