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From Audubon Magazine

The Single Most Important Way to Make Your Binoculars Last

By Hannah Waters
June 30, 2023 — Experts share how to keep your foremost birding tool in working order and what to do if yours breaks.

Birders of the World Can Now Learn Close to a Thousand Species in Arabic

By Sajidah Ahmad
April 30, 2019 — The new “Birds of the Middle East” app makes the region's rich avian offerings accessible to schoolkids, residents, and travelers.

Which Bird Apps Are Best for Kids?

By Linda McCarthy
September 06, 2018 — Young birders want to be able to ID different species. Technology makes it easier for them to learn.

Five Essentials for Successful Duck Photography

By Michael Furtman
November 14, 2017 — Want to get great duck shots? Be prepared to get mobile.

Seven Sturdy Backpacks for Birders and Bird Photographers

By The Editors
September 26, 2017 — Head out on the trail with all of your gear comfortably and securely stowed.

Six Apps to Better Your Next Birding Adventure

By Zach Slavin
August 30, 2017 — By now you should have a field guide (or four) on your phone, so mix up your experience with some new options.

Want to Spice Up Your Birding Life? Go Camping

By Alisa Opar
July 28, 2017 — Get to know unfamiliar bird behaviors, sounds, and species by spending entire days and nights with them. Here are a few of your options.

What to Consider When Buying Used Camera Equipment

By Melissa Groo
June 29, 2017 — In the market for a camera or lens but don’t want to splash out for new products? Here’s how to purchase quality used gear.

A Beginner’s Guide to Recording Bird Vocalizations

By Meghan Bartels
June 16, 2017 — Capturing songs and calls can open a whole new level of birding—but equipment can be daunting. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Want to Shoot Intimate Bird Portraits? Try a Portable Blind

By Alisa Opar
March 24, 2017 — Disappear in plain sight with one of these four types of camouflaged hides.