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If Bugs Can't Do It, Birds Won't Do It

Ken White | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Ken White

Is that why I see fewer robins and towhees in my backyard than in recent years but more and more House finches and crows? Again, a simple 1 + 1 does not always lead to 2 and so I can't reasonably draw such a conclusion.

Bird Bath and Beyond

Asher Jay | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Asher Jay

Have you ever found yourself confiding in a friend on a Sunday morning in Central Park, only to be interrupted mid-sentence by her screaming "Cinnamon Teals in formation at 10 o' clock!"

Birding 101: Unidentified Flying Organisms

Asher Jay | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Asher Jay

A Multicolored Tanager, essentially an impressionist painting on the move. A few weeks ago, if someone had asked me what I thought of Tanagers, my m...

The Perfect Vacation Spot-Hatteras Island

Kiley Smith | Posted 03.16.2016 | Travel
Kiley Smith

Hatteras Island is located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hatteras Island is 50 miles long and 3.5 milies wide and is made up of seven villages...

Beginner's Mind -- Listen

Marianne Messina | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marianne Messina

In terms of practicing mindfulness and meditation, I need constant nudging. And recently, over a two-day span, I got a good dose of nudging. The fir...

Alabama Shore Shows Diversity of U.S. Culture

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

On a recent trip to Paris, I had breakfast with Sofia Vandaele, General Manager of the newly remodeled and absolutely gorgeous Hilton Paris Opera. Sof...

Why Giving Back to the Birds Matters

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

Not only did I support 'em financially, but I worked with Audubon's team on a social media partnership, which helped to raise Audubon's profile, expand their network and generate support.

So You Want to Be a (Citizen) Scientist?

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.29.2016 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has got you covered. NSF supports citizen science and crowdsourcing efforts across all areas of science, whether your passion is scanning the night sky, exploring your own backyard or playing video games.

How Birding Can Help Conservation Efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

This year, the Cornell's bird lab's centennial year, they're inviting everyone around the globe who loves birds to be a part of the Global Big Day team. Their goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birds everywhere, collectively tally 4,000 of the world's 10,300 bird species in a single day. This is the real deal for conservation and birding.

What Do Birds Have to Do With Anything?

Diane Husic | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Diane Husic

Birds may be just one canary in the climate change "mine." They are important signals of not only environmental disruption, but also of risks to humans.

Pelicans, Egrets and Spoonbills, Oh My! 6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Visit to the Ding Darling Refuge

Susan Portnoy | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

After weeks fighting the cold, grey blech that is New York City in January, I couldn't take anymore and jumped on a flight to visit family in Fort Myers, Florida. I was looking forward to a little sun, heat and getting my nature on and take a few photos.

The Kirtland's Warbler--Tiny Bird. Big Pluck!

Huron Pines | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

By Joy Leisen, Special Projects Coordinator, Huron Pines Mystery, intrigue, tragedy, controversy, and even murder--the story of the Kirtland's warb...

When We Finally Save the World, We'll Have Birds to Thank for It

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

By David Gessner, OnEarth Last month, when I read that Atlantic puffins were threatened, I had an immediate and visceral reaction. It wasn't to form a...

Rediscovering Florida's 'First Capital'

Visit Florida | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

A small town with a big heart. The proud residents of this burg are fond of that municipal nickname, and it's hard to dispute its accuracy.

He Flew Away

Glen Martin | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

Rich Stallcup, one of the great ornithologists of his generation, died in December from leukemia at the age of 67. He had a certain aversion for publicity, and his life somehow mimicked the existence of the birds he so loved: intensely pursued, with a graceful passing.

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

PHOTOS: Adorable Strangeness On Bird Island

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

There is a six-foot boundary law for all animals on the islands. As humans, it was our duty to keep that distance even though the birds, who approached us regularly didn't seem to care about the rule.

An Alternative To Florida Beaches In Florida

Visit Florida | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

You won't see parasailors, tiki huts, volleyball or cabana rentals. You may not see another human being.

PHOTOS: 11 Spots To Birdwatch Near LA

2010-12-10-overhead_Trazzler.jpg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text by Megan Cytron, courtesy of Trazzler. Southern California's warm weather and primo location on the Pacific Flyway, makes it one of the top bird...

Hawk Kills Owl At Montrose Beach: Bird Watchers At Fault?

Chicago Tribune | William Mullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Chicago birders flocked to Montrose Beach this week for a glimpse of two strange birds not often seen in these parts, they got something far more...