The Birdist’s Rules of Birding

Birdist Rule #28: Know When Birds Think You're Too Close to Their Nests

Birdist Rule #28: Know When Birds Think You're Too Close to Their Nests

— There are a variety of behaviors birds display when they feel threatened. Understanding them will make you a more responsible birder.
Birdist Rule #89: Try Standing Still to See More Birds

Birdist Rule #89: Try Standing Still to See More Birds

— It's amazing what you can miss if you don't have a little patience.
Birdist Rule #45: Learn to Deal With Incredibly Annoying Bugs

Birdist Rule #45: Learn to Deal With Incredibly Annoying Bugs

— Here are some of the worst bugs you'll encounter while birding, as well as some methods for prevention.
Birdist Rule #110: Use Weather Forecasts to Predict When Migrating Birds Will Arrive

Birdist Rule #110: Use Weather Forecasts to Predict When Migrating Birds Will Arrive

— With some basic knowledge, you can greatly increase your chances of seeing your favorite spring migrants.
Birdist Rule #86: Take Advantage of Our Incredible National Park System

Birdist Rule #86: Take Advantage of Our Incredible National Park System

— It's National Park Week, so go make use of all those excellent birding destinations. There are a lot more than you think.
Birdist Rule #94: Consider a Career in Birds

Birdist Rule #94: Consider a Career in Birds

— If birding just isn't enough, there are lots of opportunities out there.
Birdist Rule #70: Get Prepared for Spring Migration

Birdist Rule #70: Get Prepared for Spring Migration

— Know where you need to be, when you need to be there, and what you might see.
Birdist Rule #56: Figure Out Your Food Strategy While Birding

Birdist Rule #56: Figure Out Your Food Strategy While Birding

— Are you a bring-it-from-home type of person, or do you enjoy grabbing your meals on the go?
Birdist Rule #61: Find Your First Phoebe, the Gateway Flycatcher

Birdist Rule #61: Find Your First Phoebe, the Gateway Flycatcher

— Identifying flycatchers can be unbelievably frustrating, so start off easy.
Birdist Rule #75: Get a Bird Tattoo, and Make It a Good One

Birdist Rule #75: Get a Bird Tattoo, and Make It a Good One

— What makes a good bird tattoo you ask? Well, read on!