For birders across the United States, it’s a rite of spring: heading out to woodlands and waterways to track down a favorite warbler, vireo, tanager or other bird, many of them migratory.
In “A World on the Wing,” Scott Weidensaul describes the splendor of birds that can span continents in their flight, and also all the ways they are threatened.
The black-browed babbler has long been one of Indonesia’s most enigmatic birds.
Ms. Cooper, a white woman, called 911 on the bird-watcher in Central Park. Prosecutors asked a judge to drop the charges after she finished an education program about racial bias.
As the Manhattan Bird Alert account on Twitter gained traction, so did opposition. Critics said the crowds it encouraged could be harmful.
A Twitter account helped spread the word about rare birds in the city, but publicizing their locations exposed a rift among birders.
Rare and striking birds — owls, a duck, a heron — that have turned up in Manhattan have become famous on social media.
The hordes came running and the snow-white raptor became the latest celebrity bird of Manhattan.
New Yorkers are so obsessed with Barry the barred owl that some are concerned he could be scared away. So far, he seems to like the attention.
Backyard birding has become the perfect pandemic pastime. Here’s how to draw more species to your yard, and maybe get a good photo, too.
In the winter, feeding the birds enlivens a garden like nothing else. Here’s how to make the most of peak bird-feeding season.
Stationed off the coast of Britain, island wardens manage the preservation of their small speck of land — while coping with extreme weather and limited access to the mainland.
We want to return to our lives and livelihoods without sacrificing the natural world that supports us in body and in spirit.
Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.