Culture

Climate Change Puts New Mexico’s Ancient Acequias to the Test

— Communal irrigation systems that have sustained communities, culture, and birdlife for centuries are running dry in a drought-racked Southwest.

Eleven New Birdy and Nature-Themed Books for Kids

— These recent books are sure to delight and inspire the young readers in your life.

This Birder Also Happens to Be One of the Best Skateboarders on the Planet

— Dave Mull is a professional skater known for pulling jaw-dropping stunts, but his social media followers get a peek into his other passion: birds.

Take a Trip to the 'Eighth Continent'

— Pioneering scientist Meg Lowman’s new memoir, "The Arbornaut," details her career studying biodiversity in the tree canopy.

Sy Montgomery's Latest Book Celebrates the Fragility and Power of Hummingbirds

— In "The Hummingbirds’ Gift," the odds are stacked against two orphaned chicks and their caretakers.

1.158 especies de aves, 7.500 millas, 1.000 tazas de café y contando: Conozca a la pareja que está haciendo el primer Big Year a través de Colombia

— Mientras cruzan el país contando y documentando aves, los fotógrafos Niky Carrera Levy y Mauricio Ossa también han descubierto cientos de historias de héroes anónimos de la conservación.

A Brief History of Avian Drag

— Birds have long inspired drag queens and played key roles in queer culture.

Meet Elizabeth Gould, the Gifted Artist Behind Her Husband's Famous Bird Books

— John Gould's ornithology books were hugely popular and cemented his name in history. But his wife's illustrations were a big reason why.

Unraveling the Mystery of the Caracara

— In "A Most Remarkable Creature," Jonathan Meiburg seeks to understand one of the world’s most peculiar birds.

This Producer's Joyful Bird Beats Are Wowing TikTok

— So Wylie learned last year that owl calls are "kind of fire." Now she is expanding her catchy avian collection.