Look For The Snowbirds

With the right strategy, winter birding can be incredibly rewarding. Birds are easy to find in the leafless trees, trails and parks and your checklists abound with many species that can only be found in the United States in the winter. Check out some of our picks for amazing birds you can find this winter.

Top 10 Things You Can Do To Help Birds

Birds are all around us. In fact, they are probably the most commonly seen wild animals by humans, but wild birds of all kinds are in serious decline. Despite these losses, there are many opportunities to help them survive and prosper. Learn what you can do to help the birds of North America and the threats they face.

Crazy Myths About Birds

Myths about birds have been around for a long time. What used to be thought of as the "Gospel Truth" is now being realized as merely a myth. And let’s face it, there has been some real classics and occasionally some that are just plain outrageous. 

What You Should Know About Fall Birding

Fall migration is an exciting time for birding. With migrants on the move your local birding site can become dynamic overnight, with an abundance of new species to identify. In this article we’ll discuss the basics of fall bird migration as it relates to weather, timing and locations so you can get on the right track to finding more birds.

The Most Desirable Birds In North America

We have learned that there's some bird species that bird watchers want to see more than any others. We have listed the 10 most-wanted birds in this article. They include three owls, a handful of endangered species, a puffin and a seabird that is spotted rarely in the United States.

The City Is Becoming a Great Place For Birding

Birds are everywhere, from forests to prairies, from swamps to deserts to suburban yards and yes, our metropolitan cities. The urban birder needs to open their mind to the possibility of spotting many different kind of birds among the concrete and glass of our largest cities.

How The Moon Affects Birds.

Lunar cycles seem to affect many of the rhythms, temporal patterns and behaviors of birds on Earth. Ambient moon light can affect visual communication in birds, feeding patterns and visual signals that are largely determined by the light available for reflection by the sender. Here are some amazing facts from various studies about how birds are influenced by the lunar cycle.

Where Did The Birds Go This Summer?

You may have noticed that in the middle of the summer, birds seem to disappear. During this time, many bird watchers hang up their binoculars until fall migration, but there’s no reason for you to stop birding. The birds are still out there, they’re just keeping a very low profile. Find out why! 

Wild Parrots In America

While a quarter of the world’s parrot species are at risk of extinction in their native habitats, populations of introduced parrots in places throughout the United States are growing. We take a look at many urban areas that have become unintended refuges for these beautiful parrots and parakeets. 

How Long Can Birds Live?

Life expectancy in birds can vary dramatically and is closely correlated with size -- the larger the species, the longer it is likely to live. But there is a big difference in life expectancy from living in the wild or in captivity. We take a look at many of the birds who live and have lived the longest.

Hummingbirds At Night. Amazing Facts!

Hummingbirds are truly one of the most beautiful and amazing birds in the world. But do you know what they do at night? We look at the life of a hummingbird at night, what they do and why these activities are important to their survival.

Why Bird Watchers Are Ditching Their Old Binoculars!

Why are the new advancements in optics so important to Bird Watchers? Because Bird Watchers need more from their binoculars than the average hunter or all around user and demand a level of detail clarity and color that virtually no other situation requires. We cover the features and specifications that Bird Watchers should look for when choosing binoculars and what they really need to get the most out of their birding experience.