Tag Archives: birding

We say goodbye to our ducks and wintering ocean birds, just in time for our spring arrivals.  It’s a perfect time for birding.  Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Chimney Swifts, Purple Martins, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Yellow-throated Warblers, Northern Parulas, and Black-necked Stilts all … Read More

In the birding world, a conspiracy, an asylum, or a slurp may sound like complete nonsensical ways of naming birds, but it’s not. Rather than being utter prattle, these names are actually linked to specific sets of birds and touch … Read More

2012 marks the one hundred and twelfth anniversary of the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count and makes it one of the oldest, organized citizen science projects in the country. Previous to its inception, many Americans participated in the holiday tradition … Read More

Choosing binoculars for birding

Choosing Binoculars for Birding: Binoculars come in thousands of varieties, but when it comes to birding, binoculars come in three types: Too small or cheap to see birds; good bird binoculars; and luxury bird binoculars.  Because you need a certain … Read More