Heading to the heart of Africa produces remarkable encounters with wild, charismatic megafauna and additions to a birding life list.
Next-generation software for your digital devices makes bird-watching more efficient and satisfying than ever.
Writer enjoys watching birds over the bead on the barrels of his double-barrel shotgun well enough, but also enjoys watching them at his feeding stations every winter day.
Though the Central Park waterfowl story felt overblown at first to seasoned birdwatchers, its ability to inspire novices reminds the author of calmer, simpler times in the birdwatching world.
Though the author has never convinced a bird to admit it has an alcohol problem, she has indeed helped intoxicated birds “sleep it off.”
Hotter, drier summers are having an impact on some of the migrating songbirds that come to Oregon and Washington to breed each spring.
The fall season has reached a fever pitch for bird-watchers, and even a little time afield via these simple, accessible spots can produce action for your life list.
The marshes, woodlots, meadows, and natural areas along the Lake Erie shoreline are a collecting point for hundreds of thousands of songbirds.
The return of Michigan’s migratory birds from their southern wintering grounds is cause for celebration, and in May, many celebrate by heading to the fields, forests and wetlands to view these colorful harbingers of spring. “I love birding in May,” said Andrew Simon, a Macomb County resident and avid birder. “It’s the peak of migration and marks the return of…
Birdwatchers across the northern United States have watched with concern, and awe, as wildlife cope with last weekend’s record-breaking snowstorm.
And thanks to technology, we now have access to more bird movement information than ever.
Clever new apps pique interest in the out-of-doors via smartphones for kids and adults alike.
Research program uses volunteer citizen scientists to monitor status of invasive house sparrows in North America.
The 21st GBBC kicked off today (Friday, Feb. 16) and runs until Monday, Feb. 19 in backyards – and beyond – across the country.
Ornithologists tell us birds only get about 20 percent of their food needs from backyard feeders, but these feeders can be very important during periods of extreme cold or when ice covers food sources.
Feeding birds, where legal, doesn’t have to cost a lot of money when other alternatives are available.
Watching birds for as little as 15 minutes could add to the scientific base of knowledge.
Bird-watchers might see migrants tunneling into local snowbanks to avoid the season’s wind and cold.
Take your bird-feeding responsibility seriously.
But the birds are particular about where they nest, which contributes to the uncertainty about their stay in Wisconsin.
Keep your feeder full, and pick up one or two of these charismatic, hungry species for your birder life-list during the coldest days of winter.
From a bald eagle cam active in January to open water and returning waterfowl, an unseasonable warm spell means action for birdwatchers.