Bird Watching

  • Watch a mother nurture baby hummingbirds during their first moments!
    Bird Watching

    A Mother Hummingbird’s Story

    The video First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story is a gorgeous glimpse into one bird’s world as she raises her young. And yes, those are clothespins in the first frame–bigger than the nest, that’s right! Hummingbirds can…

  • Bird Watching Birds

    Getting Kids into Birding

    On the surface, birding may seem fairly straightforward: you go out, you look for birds, you find the birds, you identify the birds and then call it a day. But it’s so much more than that,…

  • Bird Watching Birds

    Apps for Birding Adventures

    Continuing and rapid changes in technology has irrevocably changed much of the face of society, from how we buy goods and services to how we interact with each other and countless other ways in between. Birding…

  • Bird Watching Birds

    Birds and Their Toes

    It’s something that has undoubtedly puzzled many a backyard birder – how do their beautiful birds manage to sleep while perched precariously on nothing more than a tree branch? Looking at them, it would appear that…

  • Attract birds and visit
    Bird Watching

    The Woodthrush and Its Song

    Listen for the beautiful Wood Thrush at dawn and at dusk. Chances are you’ll be able to recognize its song before you ever see the bird, even if they are fairly common in their range. Wood…

  • Learn more about the elusive Veery.
    Bird Watching

    The Elusive Veery

    You may not know what a Veery is, or have any idea of what they look like, but if you live in the northern U.S., chances are that you’ve heard their mysterious and lovely song echoing…

  • Start enjoying hummingbirds!
    Bird Watching

    Enjoy Hummingbirds

    Spring and summer bring hummingbirds—and these little birds aren’t shy! They visit feeders on apartment balconies, windowpanes, porches or decks, and backyards both big and small. With a simple feeder and a little sugar water, anyone…

  • Bird Watching Birds Habitat

    The Pileated Woodpecker

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology describes the Pileated Woodpecker as “nearly as large as a crow…”. Wow, if you’ve ever seen one of these birds, they look way bigger than a crow!  So, I had to…