Birding

Dear Hunters: To Put More Venison in Your Freezer, Start Birding

Dear Hunters: To Put More Venison in Your Freezer, Start Birding

— Instead of rebooting your backcountry skills every fall, just redirect them from birds to bucks.
Five Regal Orioles That Put Other Fall Colors to Shame

Five Regal Orioles That Put Other Fall Colors to Shame

— From ochre to hellfire orange, these birds scream Halloween in any season.
Birding Blind: Open Your Ears to the Amazing World of Bird Sounds

Birding Blind: Open Your Ears to the Amazing World of Bird Sounds

— For the visually impaired, learning to bird by ear can be a fun challenge that also makes nature more accessible. Here, one birder shares his story.
Is That a Phoebe or Pewee Calling?

Is That a Phoebe or Pewee Calling?

— Eastern Phoebes and Wood-Pewees are vocal birds. Here's how to tell them apart by their songs.
Red-breasted Nuthatches Are Invading the Northeast This Fall

Red-breasted Nuthatches Are Invading the Northeast This Fall

— Due to a likely food shortage in their Canadian range, the birds have started showing up throughout the U.S. in droves.
The Ins and Outs of Birding With the Dead

The Ins and Outs of Birding With the Dead

— Liven up your life list with a trip to a cemetery. After all, they weren't just built to house bones and graves.
Big-City Birding Is Hotter Than Ever

Big-City Birding Is Hotter Than Ever

— The Urban Birder gives us the scoop on the budding movement and all the unlikely places you should be looking for birds in.
17 Fabulous Fall Birding Events

17 Fabulous Fall Birding Events

— From watching hawks on the wing as they funnel south to attending action-packed birding festivals, avian activities abound in autumn.
A Sparrow-Sized Mystery, Solved

A Sparrow-Sized Mystery, Solved

— How one birder used spectrograms and song to identify two individuals of a poorly studied species.
Learn the Fall and Winter Colors of These Common Bird Species

Learn the Fall and Winter Colors of These Common Bird Species

— After breeding season ends, some birds adopt a new, unique look. Here's how to remember them.