Making Room for Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation

Making Room for Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation

Obstacles still stand in the way for women, minorities and young birders to feel welcome within the community. It shouldn’t be this way, because our shared love of birds should bring us together, no matter our circumstances. This is a small step, but we hope it leads to our organization and other local groups continuing to raise diverse voices of individuals who are making important strides in the birding world.

Feathursday 2018 Redux: Answers!

Feathursday 2018 Redux: Answers!

Check out the latest installment of Dan Lory’s Feathursday Feature, a recap of a great first year plus quiz answers.

Feathursday 2018 Redux

Feathursday 2018 Redux

Check out the latest installment of Dan Lory’s Feathursday Feature, a recap of a great first year.

Birding with... Larry "Skillethead" Krutulis

Birding with... Larry "Skillethead" Krutulis

That’s what brought me to historic Graceland Cemetery on Chicago’s North Side for a walk with Larry “Skillethead” Krutulis earlier this month. He is perhaps the dean of Chicago’s cemetery birders and has 174 species on his Graceland list.

Identifying a Cackling Goose is Far from a Trivial Pursuit

Identifying a Cackling Goose is Far from a Trivial Pursuit

I needed a cackler for my 2018 year list and it seemed a lock since a few birds had been reported online. As much as eBird and social media have transformed birding, it’s still challenging to pull up to a hotspot and expect to find the bird.

Need some Birdy Reading this Winter?

Need some Birdy Reading this Winter?

Check out COS board member, Stephanie Beilke’s recommended reading! Stephanie is a Conservation Science Associate with Audubon Great Lakes. She leads marsh bird monitoring to inform conservation in the Chicago area and Indiana. She also volunteers with the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.