Birding

Birdist Rule #89: Try Standing Still to See More Birds

Birdist Rule #89: Try Standing Still to See More Birds

— It's amazing what you can miss if you don't have a little patience.
Learn Your Local Birds' Regional 'Accents'

Learn Your Local Birds' Regional 'Accents'

— Part seven of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
The Catbird Has a Simple Trick to Outsmart Deadbeat Brood Parasites

The Catbird Has a Simple Trick to Outsmart Deadbeat Brood Parasites

— When it comes to protecting its nest from the Brown-headed Cowbird and other parasites, the quirky Gray Catbird is especially talented.
Birdist Rule #45: Learn to Deal With Incredibly Annoying Bugs

Birdist Rule #45: Learn to Deal With Incredibly Annoying Bugs

— Here are some of the worst bugs you'll encounter while birding, as well as some methods for prevention.
Are You Listening to a Bird Mimic or the Real Deal?

Are You Listening to a Bird Mimic or the Real Deal?

— Part six of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
Start Using Spectrograms to 'Read' Bird Songs and Calls

Start Using Spectrograms to 'Read' Bird Songs and Calls

— Part five of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
Why Knowing Your Local Bird Sounds Is the Key to Unlocking New IDs

Why Knowing Your Local Bird Sounds Is the Key to Unlocking New IDs

— Part four of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.
The 10 Best Places to See a Migrating Red Knot (or Thousands)

The 10 Best Places to See a Migrating Red Knot (or Thousands)

— For prime viewing, head to these East Coast beaches.
When to Expect Hummingbirds in Your Yard This Spring

When to Expect Hummingbirds in Your Yard This Spring

— Flowers are beginning to bloom, and hummingbirds are starting to return from their southern winter sojourns. Here’s a regional guide for when they should arrive and the food they’re seeking.
How to Memorize Bird Songs by Using Mental Images

How to Memorize Bird Songs by Using Mental Images

— Part three of our new series to help you build your birding skills—and love of birds—by learning how to bird by ear.