Birding

A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms

A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms

— Hundreds of people have visited the first wild Great Black Hawk to venture into the United States, where it's dining on squirrel instead of lizard.
Better Know a Bird: The Massive, Fickle Breeding Colonies of Tricolored Blackbirds

Better Know a Bird: The Massive, Fickle Breeding Colonies of Tricolored Blackbirds

— At first glance, the species might be hard to distinguish from Red-winged Blackbirds, but wait until they gather by the tens of thousands to nest.
Where to Go Birding in El Petén, Guatemala: Part 2

Where to Go Birding in El Petén, Guatemala: Part 2

— In Tikal, birders can seek exotic specialties among some of Central America's most magnificent ancient ruins.
From Bluebird Admirer to Yard Birder

From Bluebird Admirer to Yard Birder

— How one Californian got hooked on feeding birds through different store-bought experiments.
Can't Take a Birding Vacation? Try Google Street View Instead

Can't Take a Birding Vacation? Try Google Street View Instead

— A flourishing Facebook group is using the mapping tool to find birds all over the world—and they've already checked off hundreds of species.
Everything You Need to Know to Do a Free (and Fun) Christmas Bird Count

Everything You Need to Know to Do a Free (and Fun) Christmas Bird Count

— You don’t need experience or even binoculars to be part of this age-old holiday tradition.
A Sibling Rivalry Through Twitches and Tweets—with Jeffrey Ward

A Sibling Rivalry Through Twitches and Tweets—with Jeffrey Ward

— “Jason taught me 90 percent of everything I know. He’s been a big part of the bird aspect of my life.”
Patience, Happiness, and Other Virtues Learned From Birds—with Jason Ward

Patience, Happiness, and Other Virtues Learned From Birds—with Jason Ward

— “If you just look and observe the world around you, you’ll find that things are not that bad.”
Four Reasons to Check Out the Birds While You Run

Four Reasons to Check Out the Birds While You Run

— From city pavement to country fields, run-birding is picking up speed. We asked the pros why they do it and how to do it best.
This New Guide Finally Simplifies Gull IDs

This New Guide Finally Simplifies Gull IDs

— By encouraging us to focus on the basics, veteran authors Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson strive to make gulls less intimidating.
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