In-depth articles about birds, bird behavior, birding, and birdwatchers. From the pages of BirdWatching magazine.
For 25 years, an impressive cast of heroes and geniuses have been exploring and expanding the birder’s world
Two Cornell Big Day birders and a tour leader tell how they learned to identify birds by ear — and you can too!
The six warblers that breed primarily in the Grand Canyon State are beautiful, fun to watch, even a little odd — and you can find them all on one mountain
Why five small islets off the coast of Aruba host more tern species than any other place on Earth
Where and when to go to see America’s five grassland and sagebrush grouse
How birdwatchers in five states turned their yards into sanctuaries for birds — and how you can, too
For a few weeks every year, goldenrods provide the Downy Woodpecker with just what it needs to survive a long, cold winter
Why small birds gang up on larger birds and why the larger birds let them
What migrating birds found in the Gulf this spring, one year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history
The surprises and challenges of birding with a skipper of few words, a spotter with cracked ribs, and a sea alive with little-known birds
Why researchers who’ve peered into cliffside nests high above the Pacific are sounding the alarm about the charismatic Tufted Puffin
Working in the low light of the midnight sun, a scientist at the top of the world reveals why the Red Knot is a marvel of biological engineering
Five stories show how birdwatchers from coast to coast are using the internet to inform, entertain, connect, and inspire
How backyard feeders and devoted volunteer banders along the Gulf coast are rewriting what we know about hummingbirds in winter
Houses built in prairies, forests, and scrubland have a predictable, dramatic effect on birds — but why?