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Remembering Toni Morrison, the Bird Whisperer

Remembering Toni Morrison, the Bird Whisperer

— A year after Morrison’s passing, a journalist and birder reflects on how her time with the cherished author changed her relationship with birds—and with herself.
Searching for Elusive Blakiston's Fish Owls in the Ancient Forests of Primorye

Searching for Elusive Blakiston's Fish Owls in the Ancient Forests of Primorye

— Jonathan Slaght ventures into far-east Russia to locate the enormous raptors in this excerpt from his new book 'Owls of the Eastern Ice.'
These Bird-Inspired Dance Albums Deliver Catchy Beats and Conservation Funding

These Bird-Inspired Dance Albums Deliver Catchy Beats and Conservation Funding

— By merging his love of nature with his talents DJing, British music producer Robin Perkins is at the forefront of a new wave of electronica.
One of These Birds Should Be Washington, D.C.'s New Football Mascot

One of These Birds Should Be Washington, D.C.'s New Football Mascot

— The NFL team's racist name is finally gone. The Birdist has some suggestions for what should replace it.
Three Ways You Can Do Bird Science From Your Couch

Three Ways You Can Do Bird Science From Your Couch

— Researchers could use birders' sharp eyes to help with these digital community-science projects.
How to Make a Comic About Birds

How to Make a Comic About Birds

— Rosemary Mosco, creator of ‘Bird and Moon,’ shares tips and techniques for turning a funny idea into a cartoon.
Finally, a Bird-Themed Spotify Playlist (No, It's Not a Bunch of Bird Calls)

Finally, a Bird-Themed Spotify Playlist (No, It's Not a Bunch of Bird Calls)

— It's no coincidence that the avian-themed songs on biologist Amanda Gallinat's playlist echo the order of a field guide.
It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors

It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors

— As the nation continues to confront racism, the birding community must embrace difficult conversations.
‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors

‘Black Birders Week’ Promotes Diversity and Takes on Racism in the Outdoors

— Sparked by a racist incident last week in Central Park, the new initiative aims to boost recognition and representation of Black people enjoying and studying the natural world.
Protecting the Birds of Hawaiʻi Amid Environmental Carelessness

Protecting the Birds of Hawaiʻi Amid Environmental Carelessness

— How ancient feathered spirits, and the people who have revered them, are threatened by global climate change.