Laura Kammermeier sits down with Nate Swick, the host of the new American Birding Association blog, to discuss nature and birding travel.

The Potential for Avitourism and Birding in Norway (Biotope Report)

Catering to birders can be a tricky thing if you don´t understand the culture, with its own language”, ideals, morals, websites, businesses and so much more. This report aims to give the reader a better understanding of birding in general, and the potentials for avitourism in Norway, in particular, but with principles that apply worldwide.

Avitourism – the Pluses, the Pitfalls

Blue Cranes dancing

Avitourism continues to grow in popularity. You can maximize your positive impact and minimize negative effects by choosing the operator carefully and thinking first about the birds’ welfare.

Duck Stamp Logo

Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamps have funded the acquisition of more than 5.5 million acres of land for the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge system.

TRENDS. Birding Ranks 15th Most Popular Recreational Activity

Warbling Vireo, The Biggest Week in American Birding Festival, May 2013

Birding ranks 15th most popular recreational activity in the United States. In fact, birding ranks just above day hiking, visiting natural areas and gathering mushrooms/berries/other nature products. As an activity, birding ranks just below visiting a beach, swimming in lakes/streams/etc., and bicycling. Furthermore, interest in birding cuts across the demographics of the U.S. population; they are not just "tree huggers," they are people with all sorts of careers, interests, and political leanings.