If you’re looking to add one of the world’s largest owls to your lifetime birding or bucket list, this winter offers some prime opportunities across the region.
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,…
As hummingbird feeding season 2020 winds down, you already can start planting and working toward next spring by considering hummingbird-attracting flowers.
Are critters really more abundant, or are citizens working from home simply seeing more of the birds and mammals that always have lived among us?
With coronavirus restrictions dragging on, interest in bird-watching has soared as bored Americans notice a fascinating world just outside their windows.
During this challenging time, find comfort in the great outdoors and enjoy the upcoming peak of the spring migration.
Tackle these duties before the snow melts for better bird nesting success and health this spring.
Have you noticed that the number of birds visiting your yard each winter seems to fluctuate year to year?
Find some open water along the Mississippi River drainage from the Twin Cities on south, and you’ll often see adult bald eagles.
There’s a method to the madness of our avian friends managing the defecations of nestlings during the summer, and the clues are surprisingly obvious to a trained eye.
One of the writer’s favorites is the bobolink, which generally appears in early to mid-May in the Southern Tier. It’s been a strange spring gobbler season, full of the usual highs and lows, filled tags, close calls, and near misses. A mid-season gobbling lull could be blamed on some wet and cool weather, but there always seemed to be a…
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.
As territories shrink, some fight to the death, while others are working together.
Remarkable tome with a remarkable inscription provides a window into the earliest days of North American birding and conservation.
Seeing patches of blue in your yard this winter? The ‘Birdchick’ explores this mysterious bunny-buckthorn connection.
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.
Fewer birds return to their breeding grounds after going through fall migration and spending months on their wintering grounds. But the researchers were surprised to find that the migrants arriving across the U.S. southern border had an average return rate of 76 percent during the 5 years of the study (2013 to 2017) and the birds wintering in the U.S. had only an average return rate of 64 percent.