The Biggest Week in American Birding is a 10-day festival in northwest Ohio, "The Warbler Capital of the World!" Immerse yourself in spring songbird migration and experience some of the best birding North America has read more >>
The Cape May Autumn Birding Festival is a weekend long event that is in its 68th year, making it the longest-running birding festival in North America. Birders from around the state and country gather to this migration hotspot to witness the spectacle of fall migration in New Jersey.
Every year, on the second Saturday in May, dozens of teams of birders search the fields, woods, marshes, and coastlines of New Jersey to try to find as many species of birds as possible in a single sleepless, twenty-four hour day of birding called The World Series of Birding, organized by New Jersey Audubon.
At 4:59 p.m. Friday evening my birding teammate and I had two Red-tailed Hawks in our binocular view. Georgia’s Youth Birding Competition (YBC) was going to start at 5:00pm, in just one more minute!
The thickets and feeders on this narrow seaside road in the town of Rockport, Massachusetts, were filled with the chattering of House Sparrows and the calls of Black-capped Chickadees, but they might as well have been silent. The bird that the four of us sought—a Dickcissel, a denizen of the prairie way out of place in this cold New England setting—was nowhere to be found.