Research

Birding Alaska and an Interview with Dr. Nils Warnock

Did you know the Bar-tailed Godwit has the longest non-stop, flapping flight migration of any bird in the world? Learn more from young birder Dessi Sieburth and Audubon Alaska's Dr. Nils Warnock.

Birding Alaska and an Interview with Dr. Nils Warnock2016-10-25T11:57:22-04:00

Open Mic: A Young Birder in the Field

This year I was lucky enough to get an internship with the New York City Parks Department. Officially, I worked with the Natural Resources group, which involved a lot more than birds.

Open Mic: A Young Birder in the Field2015-09-28T10:30:20-04:00

Open Mic: Birds of the Black Forest Fire

When I took on the challenge of the 2014 Young Birder of the Year Contest, I was fully aware that it would be the hardest thing I had ever done. I planned to devote myself to the study of birds for nearly six months spending hours each day compiling a field notebook, studying nest boxes, analyzing data, and writing about birds.

Open Mic: Birds of the Black Forest Fire2014-12-23T12:01:54-05:00

Book Review: How To Do Ecology

I’ve often heard that there are two career options for young birders: go into ecology or biology and spend your working hours birding, or go into a more profitable field and use your spare time to bird.

Book Review: How To Do Ecology2014-10-21T10:37:47-04:00

Open Mic: My First Breeding Bird Survey

When I got asked to go on my first Breeding Bird Survey with one of our areas top birders, I jumped at the opportunity! I met Katie Koch, a US Fish and Wildlife Service bird biologist at 4:45am. That was the earliest time I've been birding by 15 minutes.

Open Mic: My First Breeding Bird Survey2014-08-12T13:22:21-04:00

From Coffee to Penguins: Winter Research 2014

This post is the beginning of a series meant to highlight new discoveries about birds and make ornithological research more accessible to young birders.

From Coffee to Penguins: Winter Research 20142014-04-02T11:04:19-04:00