Bird-watching pays off in a number of ways, from getting you outside to learning something new and keeping your eyes keen. It also can lead to the discovery of a unique species.
Predators now wipe out 70 percent of shorebird nests in the far north, a shift in historical patterns that scientists pin on climate change.
There is a long-simmering, often overheated debate among animal lovers. It pits cat lovers, who want to help feral cats survive outdoors, against bird lovers, who say cats are causing bird populations to plummet.
Many people put up bird feeders in hopes of attracting avian wildlife. It turns out those backyard birds are attracting even bigger birds.
Counting for the 2018–19 FeederWatch season begins November 10. If you haven’t signed up yet, join now.
HOW THE PHOTO CONTEST WORKS
- Every other Monday will have a BirdSpotter photo challenge, telling you what kind of photo we want to see.
- Upload your best pic and start voting! Each contest category runs from Monday through midnight the following Thursday.
- There will be two photo winners every other week: one photo that received the most votes and one “Judges’ Choice.” Winners are announced every other Friday and will be entered to win the Grand Prize! Subscribe to the FeederWatch blog and receive the stories behind all the BirdSpotter winners in your inbox.
It’s a biological mystery that has confounded scientists for over a century: How did the world’s tiniest flightless bird find its way to one of the world’s most remote islands?
The Macaulay Library has recently redesigned its website to make it easier to find media, photography and audio recording tips, and anything that you need for wildlife media. Check it out.
Federal Judge Protects Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
Jane Kim’s mural documents the rise of Aves across the world, while staying true to the artist’s aesthetic.