Tag: birders

snowy owl
January 10, 2023

Snowy owl makes surprise appearance in California suburb

A snowy owl recently showed up in a suburb of Southern California, making it one of the most southern sightings of the species ever recorded. Its presence attracted a number...

August 2, 2022

Local Alaskan communities could capitalize on birdwatching

The money that tourists spend on birdwatching in Alaska could be an untapped source of income for local communities. Birders flock to Alaska to get a glimpse of rare birds...

February 11, 2021

Researchers debunk common birdwatching belief

A common belief about birdwatchers called the Patagonia Picnic Table Effect may actually be more of a myth and less of an effect. The phenomenon, often shortened to PPTE and...

January 10, 2018

Can a ‘twitch’ be a pitch for wildlife?

The black-backed oriole typically subsists on monarch butterflies in the forests of central Mexico, but when one appeared in suburban Pennsylvania last January, thousands of birders flocked to get a...