Category: Blog

Bay Area Bird Identification: Least Versus Western Sandpipers

Least or western sandpiper? Check out our compilation of identification knowledge to help you decide between the two species!

Cover photo: © David Ledig / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2006, some rights reserved.

Bay Area Science: An Interview with a Kelp Biologist

Meet Sara Gonzalez, a kelp biologist from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

5 Ways That Birdwatching Has Changed My Life

There are very few hobbies that I can say have changed my life for the better, and birding is at the top of that list. Here are just a few ways that birding has influenced me.

Research on Birds Shows Us That Smart Is Sexy

© Hanna Knutsson, 2017, some rights reserved.

Birds show us that the smartest males also make the most attractive mates.

Logging, Crumbs, and Lost Fish: The Story of the Marbled Murrelet

Cover photo: © Tom Benson, 2014, some rights reserved.

Did you know that there’s a seabird that builds its nest high up in redwood trees? Learn about the marbled murrelet – from their breeding biology to what we think could be causing their population declines.

Essentials in My Outdoor Backpack

Whether I’m getting ready for a day hike or a long walk to do some birding, I make sure that my backpack has the essentials. Here’s a list of things that I like to keep handy at all times, as well as a few optional things!