Blue-gray Tanager
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Birding Blogs We Love

Birding Blogs We Love

Oct 11, 2017|Birding| by Savanna Kearney

Whether you’ve been birding for years or you’re just starting out, birding blogs are a great way to stay updated on current birding events, learn new and exciting information, and join a community that shares your passion. We’ve gathered up a few of our favorite birding blogs that every type of birder can enjoy.

For Travel Lovers

 Collared Aracari

Photo by Sanford M. Sorkin

The Accidental Birder

One might say that Lisa Boice married into birding. Although she’s not as devoted to birding as her husband, the Accidental Birder chronicles her birding adventures around the world and at home. She’s a great storyteller, and her blogposts will manage to keep you hooked.


Sharon “Birdchick” Stiteler, a birding consultant, field trip leader, speaker, field technician, writer and more, offers a humorous take on the life of a birder. Her blog and website show some insight into her everyday birding adventures, upcoming tours and events, her latest travels, podcasts and even her hilarious “bathtub videos.”

For At-Home Birders

    Clay-colored Thrush

Photo by Sanford M. Sorkin

Julie Zickefoose

Julie Zickefoose, an artist and writer from Ohio, writes about the things in her life that bring her joy. Those things mainly include birding and nature. Her website offers a peek into her portfolio, gorgeous bird drawings and paintings, short stories and more.

Outside My Window

Kate St. John has been sharing her view of nature as a birder on her blog since 2007. Outside my Window includes topics ranging from bird anatomy and behavior to weather and trees. She’s also great at answering questions lots of common birding questions and updates her website daily.

For Beginner Birders

 Olive-backed Euphonia

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Because Birds

Because Birds, started by Jeffrey Mann, an avid L.A. birder, features articles on a wide variety of birding subjects, including different national and local bird counts, birding in the media, photography and editing tips, birding history, and so much more. The blog also offers helpful birding tips and tricks, reviews on different birding gear brands, the best L.A. bird walks and the best guide to getting gifts for any bird lover.

Stokes Birding Blog

Lillian and Don Stokes, authors of “Stokes Field Guides,” have composed a blog filled to the brim with current birding updates, helpful birding information and stunning bird photography by Lillian Stokes herself.

For Advanced Birders

    Blue-crowned Motmot

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Laura Erickson’s For the Birds

Laura Erickson, a contributing editor of BirdWatching magazine and author of 11 birding books, has an opinion on anything and everything. From how baseball season affects birds to the owls of Harry Potter to 101 ways to help birds in your everyday life, Laura offers insight into a number of birding topics.

Words on Birds

Words on Birds, “hatched in 2004,”  is authored by Jeff Reiter, columnist for the Daily Herald of west suburban Chicago. In fact, the blog features Jeff’s very own birding columns, which dive into different bird species, birding tips and tricks, and more.

ABA Blog

The American Birding Association blog is a great and reliable source for all things birding. Featuring posts about rare bird alerts, fun birding quizzes, informational articles and profound opinion pieces, this blog offers enough birding information to teach even the most advanced birder a thing or two.

For Gear Recommendations

 Rufus-tailed Hummingbird

Photo by Sanford M. Sorkin

Birdwatching Bliss

This blog has all the information a birder could ever want on the latest and best birdwatching gear. Birdwatching Bliss features quick links for easy access to a plethora of birding resources—from binoculars to birdfeeders to apps and even field guides. 

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