Why I'm a Birder

Why I'm a Birder

The Little Twitcher Who Could

February 13, 2015 — This early birder wants to be the next David Attenborough, but not before she sees 5,400 birds.
Why I'm a Birder

How the Birdchick Got Her Groove

By Sharon Stiteler
January 01, 2015 — Sharon Stiteler discusses birding in a different time, without binoculars or the Internet.
Courtesy of J. Drew Lanham
Why I'm a Birder

The Freedom to Bird

By J. Drew Lanham
January 01, 2015 — For ornithologist Drew Lanham, it started with the (in)ability to fly.
Why I'm a Birder

Bird Talk with Jane Alexander

By Julie Leibach
January 01, 2015 — For this Tony Award-winning actress, avian conservation is a big part of being a birder.
Courtesy of Jonathan Franzen
Why I'm a Birder

Jonathan Franzen Talks Birds

By Susan Cosier
January 01, 2015 — The best-selling author calls discovering birds “the third major revelation of my life."
Courtesy Karl Mechen
Why I'm a Birder

How to Become an (Inept) Birder: Stumble Into It

By Karl Mechem
January 01, 2015 — Karl Mechem, better known as the Inept Birder, recalls his first dalliance with birding, and marvels at how far he’s come (sort of).
Courtesy of Katie Notopoulus
Why I'm a Birder

Birding as Internet Antidote

By Katie Notopoulos
January 01, 2015 — A senior editor at BuzzFeed explains how an Internet rabbit hole led her to a web-free hobby.
Courtesy of Nicholas Lund
Why I'm a Birder

A Natural Addiction

By Nicholas Lund
January 01, 2015 — The Birdist explains how he got hooked.