Birding

Understanding the Basics of Bird Molts

Understanding the Basics of Bird Molts

— As the seasons change, so do birds' feathers. A birder should be prepared.
Birders Drop Everything to Behold Rare Corn Crake That Turned Up in New York

Birders Drop Everything to Behold Rare Corn Crake That Turned Up in New York

— For two days, scopes lined a Long Island parkway as birders delighted in the European visitor, which traveled even farther than its audience.
Amazon’s Alexa Is Ready to Help You Learn Bird Calls

Amazon’s Alexa Is Ready to Help You Learn Bird Calls

— The virtual assistant can now access more than 2,000 birds sounds from the Audubon library—as long as you say the magic words.
A Birder’s Guide to Public Transportation

A Birder’s Guide to Public Transportation

— Trains, buses, bikes, ferries, and ride shares can get you to that rare bird. Here’s how to make the best use of these options.
The Best Tools for Forecasting Bird Movements and Migrations

The Best Tools for Forecasting Bird Movements and Migrations

— Birders don’t have crystal balls. But we do have the internet.
Read an Excerpt From Noah Strycker's Book on His Record-Breaking Year of Birds

Read an Excerpt From Noah Strycker's Book on His Record-Breaking Year of Birds

— Strycker recounts all the gritty and glorious details of his 2015 global Big Year in "Birding Without Borders."
Six Kid-Friendly Bird Guides

Six Kid-Friendly Bird Guides

— A solid field guide will give them a head start on IDing common species. Here are some options to help shape their skills.
Seven Sturdy Backpacks for Birders and Bird Photographers

Seven Sturdy Backpacks for Birders and Bird Photographers

— Head out on the trail with all of your gear comfortably and securely stowed.
Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

Scientists Want to Start Forecasting When Certain Species Are Migrating Your Way

— Weather maps are essential for researchers shadowing birds on the move. Pairing radar with eBird data will take migration tracking to the next level.
How to Feed Your Kid's Urge to Bird

How to Feed Your Kid's Urge to Bird

— Children are curious, imaginative, and resourceful. By nurturing those traits, you can turn them into young birders, too.