• Grasshopper Sparrow ML234800371
    By Julie Hart May 4, 2021

    Grasslands make up a small part of New York’s landscape, but hold a number of species specific to the habitat—including several that are rare and of conservation concern. This guide is designed to help you find grassland birds while atlasing, providing crucial information for land management and conservation.

  • Northern Cardinal ML88457581
    By Julie Hart March 31, 2021

    If you haven’t spent much time observing bird behaviors, you may be left wondering what birds are doing and why. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a bird is protecting itself from a predator or doing a display to show off to a potential mate.

  • Great Horned Owl ML300386501
    By Julie Hart March 30, 2021

    Nocturnal birding holds many exciting birding adventures. This article is here to help demystify atlasing at night, and give you the keys to a whole new fun way to bird.

  • Canada Jay ML296745061
    By Julie Hart January 11, 2021

    If you focused on getting up to speed with atlasing last year, you may have missed out on some of the early breeders. This guide is for you!

  • Black-capped Chickadee ML66587571
    By Julie Hart June 30, 2020

    It’s baby bird season! To help you identify all those scraggly young birds, we put together a new guide to help you identify fledglings.

  • Common Gallinule ML212107951
    By Greg Lawrence June 30, 2020

    If you’ve struggled to see a Virginia Rail or an American Bittern hidden in the cattails only a few feet away from you, you are not alone. Secretive marsh birds are notoriously difficult to see, and one of the most important ways to code breeding birds is to watch for certain behaviors.