In the Field

How Different Spring Migrants Decide When to Head North

How Different Spring Migrants Decide When to Head North

— Will warmer weather bring the birds back early? It all depends on what type of migrators they are.
The Case for Chasing Birds That Don’t Count

The Case for Chasing Birds That Don’t Count

— Because birding is about so much more than just your list.
A Guide to Finding Urban Owls

A Guide to Finding Urban Owls

— You don't have to live in the middle of the woods to see an owl. Here's how and where to spot five species in towns and cities across the U.S.
Testing Out Song Sleuth, a New App That Identifies Birds by Their Calls

Testing Out Song Sleuth, a New App That Identifies Birds by Their Calls

— Song Sleuth's advanced software can recognize the voices of 200 common bird species. But how does it fare in the field?
Putting Merlin's New Bird Photo ID Tool to the Test

Putting Merlin's New Bird Photo ID Tool to the Test

— We tried out the app's newest feature using photos from an SLR camera, smartphone pictures, and even our subpar art skills.
The Dangers of Distracting Birds

The Dangers of Distracting Birds

— Even birders and photographers with the best intentions can accidentally cause harm. Here are some tips to keep birds safe.