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.