A yellow bird sits in the branches of a tree

Land & Conservation

My quest to identify an ultra-rare species in my Charleston yard attracted birders from near and far—and sparked unexpected, shared joy

A yellow American finch perches on top of a coneflower in a field of coneflowers.

Home & Garden

Feathered friends will sing their praises over these native blooming vines, seed-laden flowers, and berry bushes. Plus: Tips and tricks for taking a naturalist approach to gardening

Land & Conservation

Just try not to drain your battery in the wild

Arts & Culture

How I swore off booze, took to the birds, and accidentally went viral from my Mississippi porch

Arts & Culture

Photographer Kelley Luikey shares how she captured the perfect shot of roseate spoonbills coming in for landing

Arts & Culture

Artist and birder Isaiah Scott finds beauty in the field and on the canvas

15th Anniversary

As teacher and protégé, J. Drew Lanham and Isaiah Scott inspire and educate

The Southern Agenda

Whether you’re angling for an Everglades tarpon expedition, a Mississippi paddle trip, or a shell hunt on the Gulf Coast, let these pros chart a course

Land & Conservation

How a Southern scientist discovered the secret spot where tens of thousands of rare shorebirds recuperate

Land & Conservation

Follow these five tips for getting the most from backyard feeders during the cold months—the birds will thank you


What birding means to me, plus a chat with the leaders behind #BlackBirdersWeek


The South Carolina ornithologist’s enthusiasm has brought the pursuit—and its connections to history and race—to a new audience


In rural Alabama, a haven for purple martins generations in the making


In search of hummingbirds in the jungles of Belize