Birds by the Billions: A Guide to Spring’s Avian Parade

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.

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Book Review: ‘A World on the Wing,’ by Scott Weidensaul

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.

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This Bird Wasn’t Seen for 170 Years. Then It Appeared in an Indonesian Forest.

The black-browed babbler has long been one of Indonesia’s most enigmatic birds.

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Amy Cooper, Who Falsely Accused Bird-Watcher in Central Park, Has Charges Dismissed

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.

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The Heated Debate in the Birding Community

As the Manhattan Bird Alert account on Twitter gained traction, so did opposition. Critics said the crowds it encouraged could be harmful.

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Twitter Is Turning Birds Into Celebrities and Birders Against One Another

A Twitter account helped spread the word about rare birds in the city, but publicizing their locations exposed a rift among birders.

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Do You Remember the Celebrity Birds of New York City?

Rare and striking birds — owls, a duck, a heron — that have turned up in Manhattan have become famous on social media.

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Snowy Owl Is Spotted in Central Park, for First Time in 130 Years

The hordes came running and the snow-white raptor became the latest celebrity bird of Manhattan.

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‘I Had to See That Owl’: Central Park’s New Celebrity Bird

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.

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Backyard Birding

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.

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Tips on Bird Feeders

In the winter, feeding the birds enlivens a garden like nothing else. Here’s how to make the most of peak bird-feeding season.

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A Glance at Daily Life Among the Caretakers of Britain’s Small Islands

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.

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What Birds Do for Us and What We Can Do for Them

We want to return to our lives and livelihoods without sacrificing the natural world that supports us in body and in spirit.

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The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them

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.

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