Latest Bird watching News

What's a garden without birds? Create habitat so they thrive

Aug. 02, 2022 08:14 AM EDT

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers. I know it’s the mourning dove whose cooing wakes me in the morning and the...

Seattle Audubon Society dropping 'Audubon' from name

Jul. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle chapter of the Audubon Society says it is dropping “Audubon” from its name because the man the organization is named after was a slave owner and opposed abolition. KNKX reports that Seattle Audubon is one the largest chapters of the National Audubon...

Eastern bluebirds tracked in North Carolina county

Jul. 10, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — In October 2018 a small group of River Landing residents who were maintaining a small bluebird trail on the residential community’s Colfax campus decided to start a bird club. Although all were bird enthusiasts, none could be called bird experts. The club...

Slaughter Beach reaches ecotourism enthusiasts

Jul. 02, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del. (AP) — As many Delawareans flock to Rehoboth and Dewey beaches this time of year, one of the state’s lesser-known coastal towns is experiencing revived tourism. For some, Slaughter Beach’s horseshoe crabs, red knots and other wildlife win out over...

Birds living in 2 states may be settling in Louisiana, too

Jun. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Invasive apple snails may have attracted a South American bird known to live in only two U.S. states to settle in Louisiana as well. The state's first limpkin census has begun and is expected to last through July, The Courier reports. Limpkins are...

New book provides guide to birding in Alabama

May. 28, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Marc Parnell, an accomplished ornithologist, was born in Greenville, North Carolina, but flew that coop and now resides in Ohio. In February, Parnell released “Birds of Alabama,” one of many birding field guides he has in print. ’Birds of Alabama” offers...