Bigger than a wild turkey with some even crazier mating rituals, the world’s largest flying bird remains rare but accessible in parts of the Continent.
During north-country summers, many songbirds incubate, nest, and hatch their young quickly to take advantage of the short growing season.
A recent trip to the newly accessible Caribbean island reveals cultural amenities, tiny hummingbirds, floating in the Bay of Pigs, and the world’s cutest bird.
With some simple equipment, you can cover ground safely and quickly while monitoring waterfowl and other birds in urban or rural environments.
Skip the snipe hunts and be amazed at the mysterious mating rituals of a remarkable gamebird, the timberdoodle … “Peent!”
Experienced birdwatchers know that in March, some northern birds already are feeding their chicks … maybe in a woodlot near you.
With the unseasonably warm weather, some migratory bird species already have arrived in the North Country, so adjust your feeders and make adjustments to your house accordingly.
From a bald eagle cam active in January to open water and returning waterfowl, an unseasonable warm spell means action for birdwatchers.
Looking to see migratory songbirds from North Country in their Sunday best? Go birding south, way south, into Latin America.
Bird watchers, ornithologists, and good old backyard birders recognize this super predator as our earliest nester
As late migration winds down, birders and wildlife watchers can locate multiple species of waterfowl and raptors where open water still exists.
Bird watchers or any outdoors recreationalist can find amazing wildlife and birding clues from the damage predators inflict on their prey.
Seasoned birders and novices alike can become more efficient afield with digital birding tools that also boost research of these avian species.
Growing birdwatching action for this species in the regions means the Twin Cities may have achieved birding and birder nirvana.
Some ubiquitous arachnids take to the wind each fall to establish new territories and surprise people recreating out-of-doors.
Spiders ballooning at Necedah NWR in Wisconsin. This is how small spiders move from place to places. Video made with iPhone 6s, PhoneSkope adapter and Swarovski ATX 95mm spotting scope.
The popular bird has appeared in great numbers across a wide swath of the birding belt during early fall migration.
The weeks before Labor Day provide an excellent time to watch North America’s smallest birds prepare for their trip to southerly climes.
The fake fish and wildlife in the latest gaming craze could help people discover birds, birding, and other outdoor recreation.
People who like birds love spring migration because we see an array of brightly colored warblers (and a few drab ones) before they head farther north. Not all of them summer in Canada; in fact quite a few warblers nest in the United States including American redstarts, yellow warblers, common yellowthroats and if you’re along the Mississippi River, the prothonotary…
Birdwatchers from around the region have converged on the Duluth area to view some unique species this winter.
Consider giving a membership to a bird advocacy group or another conservation organization this time of year.
A balmy November has been a birder’s delight as purple finches, grosbeaks, siskins, and redpolls provide birdwatching ID clinics in American backyards.
A popular visitor at winter bird feeding stations, this signature member of the jay and crow family keeps some migration secrets.