Culture

Native American Demand Is Driving a Black Market for Eagle Feathers

Native American Demand Is Driving a Black Market for Eagle Feathers

— Tribal aviaries provide a legal supply of Bald and Golden Eagle feathers for ceremonial use, but not enough—so poachers put wild birds in peril.
Kids No Longer Have to Bird—or Feel—Alone, Thanks to This Club

Kids No Longer Have to Bird—or Feel—Alone, Thanks to This Club

— Thirteen years ago, six teens helped launch a group for young birders in Ohio. Since then, others across the world have adopted their model.
From Birding in the Bronx to Birding on Your Screens, It's Been a Journey

From Birding in the Bronx to Birding on Your Screens, It's Been a Journey

— Jason Ward, a birder and host of the new Topic show 'Birds of North America,' reflects on the unorthodox path that got him to this point.
Reimagining the American Kestrel

Reimagining the American Kestrel

— Visual storyteller Maude White honed her falcon with years of practice and a small, sharp knife.
Across Rivers, Seas, and Mountain Peaks, A Wildlife Biologist Brings Us on an Odyssey

Across Rivers, Seas, and Mountain Peaks, A Wildlife Biologist Brings Us on an Odyssey

— Read one of the more pensive moments from the new book ‘The Sun Is a Compass,’ which recounts the author's trek through the Arctic wilderness.
Welcome to Birdpunk: A Subculture of a Subculture

Welcome to Birdpunk: A Subculture of a Subculture

— Punk has always been about embracing different forms of expression. Meet the people who are putting birding on that spectrum.
The National Parks Have a Diversity Problem. This Couple Has Been Working for 20 Years to Fix It.

The National Parks Have a Diversity Problem. This Couple Has Been Working for 20 Years to Fix It.

— Audrey and Frank Peterman want any and everyone to get outside and get involved in the environmental movement.
Birds in the Air: Talking Conservation and Christianity With the Next Generation

Birds in the Air: Talking Conservation and Christianity With the Next Generation

— At Baylor University’s symposium on faith and culture, young leaders made it clear that caring for the environment is at the core of their identity.
Birds Star In One of This Year's Hottest Board Games

Birds Star In One of This Year's Hottest Board Games

— With realistic details birders will love and gameplay that has hardcore gamers buzzing, "Wingspan" bridges two vibrant cultures.
Birding Like It’s 1899: Inside a Blockbuster American West Video Game

Birding Like It’s 1899: Inside a Blockbuster American West Video Game

— In "Red Dead Redemption 2," a birder finds joy and despair in a realistic portrayal of wildlife in the pre-conservation era.
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