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A nature-loving mom takes her gamer son down to Gulf Shores, Alabama to blend beaches and bird watching.

Our Perfect Birding Year by Alan Davies and Ruth Miller

Male Great Bustard displaying

In 2008 Alan Davies and Ruth Miller set a new record for the highest number of bird species recorded in a single year. Now they discuss their perfect birding year.

Photographing Warblers

Male blackburnian warbler in willow

Photographing warblers is one of the greatest challenges in bird photography. But capturing a sharp, well-lit image of an avian jewel makes it all worthwhile.

A Perfect Birding Year by Chris Lotz

Malaysian Banded Pitta

Each month is peak birding season somewhere on our planet. Chris Lotz reveals how he'd make 2015 a perfect birding year - if he didn't have to do office work!

Blackburnian Warbler (© Mike Watson)

Birder Mike Watson shares his impressions and awesome photos of wood warblers from the Midwest Birding Symposium.

Moose Bog: Boreal Specialities in Lowland Vermont

Gray-Jay-by-Bryan-Pfeiffer

At Moose Bog an observant non-bushwhacker can locate the boreal grand slam: Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, and Boreal Chickadee.

The Biggest Week: A Warblerific Epiphany

Black-throated Green Warbler. © Laura Kammermeier

Finally, a week after returning from The Biggest Week in American Birding, I am able to sit down and recount the event without developing a lump in my throat. The event was a deeply emotional and satisfying experience for me on so many levels; let me try to explain why.

Estuary Trail, Ottawa NWR

The newly opened (2012) estuary trail that leads between Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Magee Marsh was a big hit with birders attending The Biggest Week in American Birding this May. "It offers much more elbow room and nearly all the same birds," says Courtenay Willis, who traveled all the way from Belgium to participate… Read more »

Sounds of Magee Marsh in May (Ohio)

Magee Marsh in May (Video)

Editor's Note: Ahh, the sound of nature in May. I'm currently walking the boardwalk along Magee Marsh and exploring woodlots and grasslands for birds in the surrounding environs. More to report when I get back. But for now, I want to leave you with this video of the "Magee Marsh experience."  I shot this video… Read more »

6 Reasons to Attend The Biggest Week in American Birding 2013

Prothonotary Warbler,

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a celebration of the epic spring migration in western Ohio lakefront and commences May  3 - 12th. Yours truly will be there, blogging the event in official capacity along with several other talented bird bloggers. The event is headquartered out of Maumee Bay State Park, a stone's throw from… Read more »

Birding with guide George Alfred on the grounds of Belcampo Belize (as it is currently called).

Southern Belize is a good first stop in a tropical bird-watching tour. A few days in the rainforest with a good guide is likely to net you well over a hundred species. Time your visit to coincide with breeding and migration, which runs from February through March.