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.
Courtesy of J. Drew Lanham

The Freedom to Bird

January 01, 2015 — For ornithologist Drew Lanham, it started with the (in)ability to fly.

How the Birdchick Got Her Groove

January 01, 2015 — Sharon Stiteler discusses birding in a different time, without binoculars or the Internet.

Bird Talk with Jane Alexander

January 01, 2015 — For this Tony Award-winning actress, avian conservation is a big part of being a birder.
Courtesy of Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen Talks Birds

January 01, 2015 — The best-selling author calls discovering birds “the third major revelation of my life."
Courtesy Karl Mechen

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

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

Birding as Internet Antidote

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

A Natural Addiction

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