Culture

I Saw A Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show

I Saw A Bird: Audubon’s Spring Migration Show

— Tune in every Wednesday at 7:00pm (ET)!
This Online Art Community Celebrates Birds, and the Results Are Wonderful

This Online Art Community Celebrates Birds, and the Results Are Wonderful

— The BirdWhisperer Project fosters creativity while bringing artists together from all over the world—no matter their skill level.
The Woman Behind ‘Birds of America’

The Woman Behind ‘Birds of America’

— An upcoming book gives voice to Lucy Bakewell Audubon, whose invisible labor fueled her husband John James Audubon's famous works.
Bird-Like Crosswalk Sounds for the Visually Impaired Are Being Phased Out

Bird-Like Crosswalk Sounds for the Visually Impaired Are Being Phased Out

— Meant to make cities more equitable, the audible signals sometimes get drowned out by traffic and are even confused with real birds.
What’s the Difference Between a ‘Borb’ and a ‘Floof’?

What’s the Difference Between a ‘Borb’ and a ‘Floof’?

— Now that we know what constitutes a birb, it's time to break down the internet's other two nicknames for birds.
Harriet Tubman, an Unsung Naturalist, Used Owl Calls as a Signal on the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman, an Unsung Naturalist, Used Owl Calls as a Signal on the Underground Railroad

— The famed conductor traveled at night, employing deep knowledge of the region's environment and wildlife to communicate, navigate, and survive.
The Birds That Guard Brunch

The Birds That Guard Brunch

— Grackles going after your pancakes? Gulls want a fry? Some resorts and beaches have an answer: a raptor at your service.
My Brief Reign and Embarrassing Fall as a Fantasy Birder

My Brief Reign and Embarrassing Fall as a Fantasy Birder

— Here's where I failed and the best players cleaned up during 2019's inaugural fantasy birding season.
How Many Bird Species Does Santa Claus See On Christmas Eve?

How Many Bird Species Does Santa Claus See On Christmas Eve?

— A lot, it turns out, on the quintessential Christmas Bird Count.
Three Perspectives on Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

Three Perspectives on Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

— The outdoors may help us focus or heal, but many grow up isolated from it.