Birding

Listen to Drew Lanham's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Audubon Convention in Utah

Listen to Drew Lanham's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Audubon Convention in Utah

— An author, ornithologist, and professor of ecology and conservation at Clemson University, Lanham spoke on the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in birding, among other themes.
Birdist Rule #81: Learn How to Handle Your First ‘Dip’

Birdist Rule #81: Learn How to Handle Your First ‘Dip’

— Missing a bird you've traveled to see, or ‘dipping,’ can be a disappointing experience. It’s also a birding rite of passage.
Four Vireos Worth Chasing in the U.S.

Four Vireos Worth Chasing in the U.S.

— They're rare, and they're rad. Here's where to find them.
One of These Chicks Does Not Belong in This Nest

One of These Chicks Does Not Belong in This Nest

— To identify the imposter, start with the adult.
Goodbye Thayer’s Gull, Hello Cassia Crossbill: This Year's Changes to the Official List of North American Birds

Goodbye Thayer’s Gull, Hello Cassia Crossbill: This Year's Changes to the Official List of North American Birds

— The American Ornithological Society’s 2017 updates are here. Study up.
Birdist Rule #78: Go Find an Exotic Bird in the U.S.

Birdist Rule #78: Go Find an Exotic Bird in the U.S.

— There are established populations all over the country, and some species even count toward your life list. They're also just thrilling to see.
How to Tell Vireos From Warblers, Flycatchers, and Kinglets

How to Tell Vireos From Warblers, Flycatchers, and Kinglets

— Before you start identifying vireos, you need to stop confusing them with other similar families of songbirds.
Better Know a Bird: The Wild and Kinky Mating Rituals of the Crested Auklet

Better Know a Bird: The Wild and Kinky Mating Rituals of the Crested Auklet

— These quirky birds spend their summers decked out in fluorescent bill plates, extravagant headdresses, and tangerine perfume—and they pass the time with rambunctious sex parties.
A Life in Pursuit of Vireos

A Life in Pursuit of Vireos

— An illustrious birder outlines the highs (and lows) of chasing these songbirds of summer.
Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!

Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!

— Baby birds are about to be on the loose, but identifying them can be tricky.