Maybe you’re a bird lover who doesn’t know your f-stop from your ISO speed. Or maybe you’re an experienced photographer who’s starting to discover the charms of the things with feathers. Whatever brings you to the world of bird photography, we’ve got the instruction, pro tips, gear recs, and inspiration you’ll need to get settled in.
Here's How to Spot a Faked Wildlife Photo—and When to Be Skeptical
By Jessica Leber
The phony-image debunker behind a popular Twitter account shares tips for telling when the perfect shot is too good to be true.
Follow These Dos and Don’ts to Show Off Your Bird Photos on Social Media
By Gabrielle Saleh
Half the joy in taking a bird photo is in the act of sharing it.
Tips for Being a Responsible Bird Photographer in the Social Media Age
By Melissa Groo
Practices to protect sensitive birds and habitat should continue after photographers and birders click the shutter.
How Xavi Bou Makes His Mesmerizing Portraits of Birds in Flight
By Jessica McKenzie
Through photos and now video, the Spanish photographer takes an artistic approach when capturing birds flying through the sky.
Tips And How-Tos
Recording Lots of Bird Videos? Here's What to Do After You Hit Stop
By Tara Tanaka
Tara Tanaka, a videographer and judge for the new video category in this year's Audubon Photography Awards, shares her how-to guide for managing video files and key editing tips.
Tips And How-Tos
How to Record Great Audio of Birds and Their Environments
By Drew Fulton
To capture clear sounds of birds that you are filming, follow these tips.
Remember that Audubon depends on your support to do the conservation work that we do.
Audubon Photography Awards
Our Favorite Fascinating Bird Behaviors From the 2020 Audubon Photo Awards
By Kenn Kaufman
Every year the contest attracts entries capturing rare and unusual moments in the avian world. Here are this year's highlights.
As a Blind Bird Photographer, Each Shot I Take Is a Revelation
By Liz Bossoli
The same condition that makes photographing birds so challenging for me also gives the experience profound meaning.
Challenge Your Kids With These Six Nature-Photography Projects
By Camilla Cerea
From scavenger hunts to a seasonal calendar and a technique called cyanotype, there are so many ways to get creative.
How to Unlock Your Child's Creativity and Confidence Through Nature Photography
By Karine Aigner
For young people, the camera is a tool for adventure, learning, and empowerment in the outdoors.
Galleries and Photo Essays
Minneapolis artist Miranda Brandon gives victims of bird strikes new life.
A flower-box nest provides the perfect opportunity for some close-up shots of a plucky falcon family.
These owls may wear the same game face, but when it comes to personality, they’re as different as day and night.