Sharon Stiteler

Sharon Stiteler, also known as Birdchick, has traveled the world to work with birds. She is an expert on digiscoping and the author of 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know, and she also dabbles in beekeeping. 

Articles by Sharon Stiteler

The Common Nighthawk Is the Cool City Bird You’ve Been Missing
June 12, 2018 — Here's how to find out if one's nesting by you—and what to do if one isn't.
Find Northern Saw-whet Owls With These Five Tips
January 26, 2018 — One of our smallest owl species, they can be found in suburbs and cities.
Why You Need to Try Paddle Birding
August 18, 2017 — When in a canoe or kayak, you can observe and experience birds in a new way—and bank some memorable adventures while you're at it.
Learn to Tell a Northern Shrike From a Loggerhead Shrike
November 23, 2016 — These are the best clues to help you know which ‘butcherbird’ is which.
Six Quick Questions to Help You Identify Red-Tailed Hawks
October 06, 2016 — They're one of the most familiar raptor species in North America, but they can still be tricky to ID.
6 Other Birds (Beyond the Bunting) That Make People Go Nuts
December 11, 2015 — They could be vagrants or they could be regulars—there's no wrong reason for getting stirred up about a bird.
Which Animals Prey on Hummingbirds?
October 29, 2015 — If a creature can catch them, you can bet it's eating them.
How to Hack Your Smartphone to Take Good Photographs of Birds
May 07, 2015 — An expert shares her tricks on mastering the art of digiscoping.
Spring Into Birding
April 22, 2015 — Come late April and May, these five places are buzzing with birds of all shapes and sizes.
How the Birdchick Got Her Groove
January 01, 2015 — Sharon Stiteler discusses birding in a different time, without binoculars or the Internet.