The pandemic, which shut so many people inside their homes, has led to an increased appreciation of nature in general, and of outdoor activities like hiking, gardening and birding at locations across the county.NEW YORK — This spring, longtime Central Park birder and naturalist Gabriel Willow is feeling a little less nervous than he did a year ago. Standing on…
Author has noticed late arrival of many avian species.
Hoards of northern finches like crossbills and grosbeaks are entertaining Americans stuck at home this winter.
In winter, open water is often as hard for birds to find as available food. (Photo courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation) I’m an unabashed hunter and that includes both gamebirds and waterfowl. I’m equally an unabashed bird feeder and we have a bird feeding station at my home year-around. I also hunt squirrels and welcome them at my feeders,…
With coronavirus restrictions dragging on, interest in bird-watching has soared as bored Americans notice a fascinating world just outside their windows.
You’ll see migrating American white pelicans sporting longer feathers and a growth on their beaks.
If someone tries to convince you ruffed grouse are chirping from an urban wetland in April or May (or anytime), they’re probably wrong.
Remarkable tome with a remarkable inscription provides a window into the earliest days of North American birding and conservation.
Often on the move, evening and pine grosbeaks will be appearing at regional bird feeders through late winter.
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.