Birding

Acid-Covered Caterpillars Are a Delicacy for Migrating Swainson's Hawks

Acid-Covered Caterpillars Are a Delicacy for Migrating Swainson's Hawks

— Each spring, thousands of the ravenous raptors descend on California's Anza-Borrego desert to gorge themselves on a buffet of moth larvae.
Which Birds Produce the Most Hybrids?

Which Birds Produce the Most Hybrids?

— Here are the three groups you should pay especially close attention to.
How a Small Home in Arizona Became a Global Birding Destination

How a Small Home in Arizona Became a Global Birding Destination

— Once somebody's backyard, Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds attracts thousands of birders every year.
Now Resurgent, Ospreys Once Faced an Uncertain Future

Now Resurgent, Ospreys Once Faced an Uncertain Future

— The “fish hawk” is an early sign of spring—and a conservation ideal.
Four Quick Tips for Identifying Hybrids

Four Quick Tips for Identifying Hybrids

— A mix of two different species, these birds trick experts and novices alike.
Eleven Spring Birding Events to Get Psyched For

Eleven Spring Birding Events to Get Psyched For

— There's a lot to look forward to as winter (finally) winds down.
Crossbills Are the Grail Birds of the Adirondacks

Crossbills Are the Grail Birds of the Adirondacks

— To find them, you need to know them. And not many know them better than Joan Collins.
Ten of the Best Podcasts About Birds

Ten of the Best Podcasts About Birds

— So you can get your birding fill, even when you can't get outside.
Pretty Little Fliers

Pretty Little Fliers

— These glamorous female birds outshine their male partners.
I Became a Better Birder When I Stopped Focusing on the Males

I Became a Better Birder When I Stopped Focusing on the Males

— Kenn Kaufman reflects on ingrained biases in birding—and how moving past them gave him a whole new perspective.