Birding

Want a Training Ground for Your Birding Skills? Try Patch Birding

Want a Training Ground for Your Birding Skills? Try Patch Birding

— Birders around the world are immersing themselves in nearby nature, and you can, too.
Take the John James Audubon ‘Birds of America’ Quiz

Take the John James Audubon ‘Birds of America’ Quiz

— We've chosen excerpts from 15 of JJA's original writings. Can you guess which bird he was describing?
How Kenn Met Kimberly—and 13 Other Birdy Love Stories

How Kenn Met Kimberly—and 13 Other Birdy Love Stories

— From the City of Angels to the tip of Andes, these couples all have one thing in common.
Will You Still Love the Hot Duck When He Looks Like This?

Will You Still Love the Hot Duck When He Looks Like This?

— Big changes are coming for Central Park’s beloved bachelor. Mandarin fans, meet molting.
Field Notes From My First Rare-Bird Sighting

Field Notes From My First Rare-Bird Sighting

— When a Red-flanked Bluetail strayed into Los Angeles, one fledgling birder joined the stakeout—and learned a few things in the process.
Subzero Temperatures Couldn't Stop This Rugged Wyoming Christmas Bird Count

Subzero Temperatures Couldn't Stop This Rugged Wyoming Christmas Bird Count

— A chance to spot Greater Sage-Grouse and see which species will show up at a certain geothermal pool makes enduring the cold worthwhile.
After an Injury, Maine's Famous Great Black Hawk Faces an Uncertain Future

After an Injury, Maine's Famous Great Black Hawk Faces an Uncertain Future

— [Updated] Rehabbers helping the stray raptor from Mexico now face an ethical dilemma: Where to release a bird thousands of miles from home?
Meet the Heart and Soul of America's Oldest and Largest Bird Count

Meet the Heart and Soul of America's Oldest and Largest Bird Count

— Geoff LeBaron has led Audubon's Christmas Bird Count for the last 32 years, long before crowdsourcing scientific data was in fashion.
For Chicago Birders, a Christmas Day CBC Is the Perfect Holiday Tradition

For Chicago Birders, a Christmas Day CBC Is the Perfect Holiday Tradition

— Participants in this year's count, including the author and her family, enjoyed a day outside birding while also snagging a pair of rarities.
Impending Wall Construction Looms Over Bird Count at U.S.-Mexico Border

Impending Wall Construction Looms Over Bird Count at U.S.-Mexico Border

— For 60 years, birders have spent a winter day tallying birds at this unique ecological crossroads where work on the barrier will begin in February.
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