Top 50 Birding & Ornithologist Bloggers You Need To Follow

 

 

Birding bloggers are really starting to grow in number and so we've gathered a list of our favorite bird bloggers to share with you!

From amateur birders, traveling birders, to retired birders - check out our list of the Top 50 Bird Bloggers & Ornithologists to follow. This list will surely help you find your favorite birder!


1. Acrocephalus

 A Biochemist with a Molecular Biology Degree, Dani Valverde has created the blog Acrocephalus to showcase his best nature pictures and share images of species, as many as possible.

 

 

 

    2. Bird Watching HQ

      Scott, a local from Ohio, loves to hike outside and find birds. He enjoys setting up multiple feeders in his backyard to see what birds show up.

       

      3. Laura Erickson's For The Birds

        Laura started blathering about birds since preschool and grew up as an avid birder. She has seen 604 species during her “2013 Conservation Big Year” and is now currently a contributing editor of BirdWatching magazine.

         

        4. Birdchick

         

            Travelling the world as a birding consultant, bird field technician and bird bander, Sharon Stiteler has developed this blog as an experiment for her writing, photography, videos, and podcasts.

             

             

             

            5. Birder's Playground

             

                Birding since the early eighties, Steve Arlow took up overseas birding trips that triggered a whole new world to start his blog - the Birder’s Playground. Now having numerous published pictures in magazines, he continues to get a kick out of getting a great shot of a difficult or great bird.

                 

                6. Shorebirder

                 

                    Nick, an orthopedic surgeon, enjoys birding the coast of New Haven County when he’s not roaming the halls of the hospital. With birding at the top of his interests, he keeps his blog as a running journal of his sightings and photos.

                     

                     

                    7. Iowa Voice

                     

                        Moe, the blogger behind Iowa Voice, loves to travel with his wife and three kids. He enjoys taking international trips each year as a family and do a lot of site-seeing, eating and SCUBA diving.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        8. Trevor's Birding

                            Trevor learned about his lifelong love of interest in birds when he found amazing species so far into the arid outback. In his blog, he writes about the birds he sees and photographs in his own garden or as he travels around Australia.

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            9. Wanstead Birder

                             

                                Moving into Wanstead with his family, Jonathan began his real birding quest. His blog covers mostly about birding in Wanstead, Essex, London, the rest of the country and abroad.  

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                10. Ornithologist's Blog

                                    Geoff, a professor in the Department of Biological Science, enjoys birding, bird photography, and fishing —which he mainly writes about on his blog. He is also involved in the search for Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and occasionally posts about this.

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                      

                                    11. Melissa J. Will

                                    Starting out with a budget of $100 a year, Melissa has developed her garden where focuses on her garden, plants and wildlife lifestyle. Check out her blog for great information on care for wild birds.

                                     

                                     

                                    12. Rob Butler

                                     

                                        Rob Butler, an ornithologist, author, filmmaker, and artist, has watched, listened and lived among birds in the Salish Sea for over 40 years. Meeting people of many cultures, he discovered a new view of nature that inspired him to write and speak about his discoveries.

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                        13. Birding New Jersey and the World

                                        A birding blog by Rick Wright. Learn more about his birding experiences as he travels throughout New Jersey and the World.

                                         

                                         

                                         


                                         

                                          14. Bird Landlord

                                                The Bird Landlord helps guide you through the ups, downs, ins, and outs of birding—from buying birdhouses, owning a birdhouse and caring for your birdhouse.

                                                 

                                                 

                                                 

                                                 

                                                15. The Birder's Report

                                                 

                                                    Moving out to Northern California to get closer to nature, Larry Jordan and his wife Brigitte have enjoyed observing many species of birds in their area. Being in love with nature’s beauty and the peace that birds bring into their lives, their blog is aimed to give you as much information as possible to be able to attract birds into your yard and into your life.

                                                    16. The Birdcouple

                                                     

                                                        A power couple (CPA and award-winning journalist) has brought together their love of birds in this blog to celebrate nature, the environment, conservation and the birds.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        17. My Purple Martin Blog

                                                            Gather more information about the Purple Martins in this blog run by a mom and Purple Martin Landlord. This blog’s goal is to reach out and promote Purple Martins as a family hobby to be enjoyed by both young and old.

                                                             

                                                             

                                                            18. Bird's Iview

                                                             

                                                                Check out Stephen Ramirez’s birding adventures and his adorable dog Sparrow through the images in his blog.

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                19. Two-fisted Birdwatcher

                                                                    Starting in the year 2009, this blog has aimed to debunk old-fashioned stereotypes about bird watching and birders. Over the years, the Two-fisted Birdwatched blog has become an online magazine to deliver the message: Bird watching is an action-oriented worldwide activity involving pretty cool people. 

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    20. Birding in Maine

                                                                        John Briggs started his birding career as a member of the Audubon Society and has given lectures in Pennsylvania on the series “Our Backyard Friends”. Having done his research on bird migration, he aims for his blog to feature his Maine bird watching adventures.

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                        21. Sibley Guides

                                                                         

                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                            Check out David Sibley’s blog on wildlife and birding along with his educational books, quizzes and art galleries.

                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                            22. Laura Kammermeier

                                                                                Laura, a passionate and very ordinary birder, blogs mainly about nature, birds, and travel. She is the sole proprietor of My Digital Nature, helping you promote your lodge or destination to an audience of birders and nature lovers. 

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                23. 10,000 Birds

                                                                                    Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation and is an aspiring naturalist. He founded the blog 10,000 Birds in 2003, aiming to help gather people who love birds, bird photography, birding, and conservation. 

                                                                                     

                                                                                    24. Mon@rch's Nature Blog

                                                                                     

                                                                                        Tom started exploring nature writing through his blog and has developed his latent interest in birds and birding photography. As a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer, he aims for his blog to help inspire you by sharing his numerous birding adventures.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        25. Chasing the Yellow-Crested Bluebonnet

                                                                                         

                                                                                            An evolving birder and photographer, Dave has chased the yellow-crested bluebonnet rather late in life and is trying now to make up for lost time. His blog is a marriage of his life as a journalist and writer by trade.

                                                                                             

                                                                                            26. Dennis S. Davenport

                                                                                             

                                                                                                As a retired accountant, Dennis has pursued his keen interest in nature and birds through his blog posts and galleries.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                27. Search and Serendipity

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                    A birder's blog.

                                                                                                    "Bird by bird, I've come to know the earth" –Neruda

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    28. Tim Avery Birding

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                        Tim Avery has taken at least 100,000 photos of birds since 1996. In his blog you will see his shared passion for birding photography and various other wild things.

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        29. Coffee & Conservation

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            A bird ecologist and coffee lover, Julie Craves has traveled to vastly to research on migratory birds and provide information about the connection between coffee and the environment, most especially bird habitat.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            30. Boatbirder

                                                                                                                Keith Yates, a keen birder since his young age, has given birth to his blog Boatbirder to showcase his great birding adventures in Vancouver together with the support of his lovely Scottish wife, Dee.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                31. Corvid Corner

                                                                                                                     A blog by crow aficionados that wants to help you learn more about these wonderful birds and share what they learn from others. 

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                    32. Birdwing

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                        A pair of professional writers and consultants in the field of education, Steve and Hilary have created their blog out of their love for Greece and Greek birds. You will see in this blog their shared passion about caring for creatures both small and large and how you can contribute to making this planet a more livable place for birds.

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                        33. Birding in Spain

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            In this blog, Steve West shares his passion for birding that led him to discover local, regional and Spanish rarities. Check out his book and personalized bird tours.

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                            34. Aphelocoma

                                                                                                                              Diagnosed with cancer at the age of twelve, Alex Burdo has made birding his lifeline to help him push through such adversity in between doses of chemotherapy. He has then intended to dedicate his life to giving back to them through his blog Aphelocoma. 

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                              35. The Ornery Biologist

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                  Mara, a self-taught amateur Ornithologist, has a great passion for the outdoors. In her blog, you will find more about her hobbies and works as an amateur Ornithologist, photographer, and Creationist.

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                  36. Bird Boy

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                      A long time birder and amateur photographer, Ethan posts about his regular birding experiences, events and anything else he finds interesting in the birding world.

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                      37. Wildlife Photography by Thomas Harris

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                          Avid birdwatcher and photographer, Thomas has lent a hand in putting up and maintaining bird boxes and a variety of other things to help maintain the wildlife reserve. In his blog you will find more of his work through birdwatching in Essex, England.

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                          38. Island Nature

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                              A naturalist and photographer based in Vancouver, Dave features his work in this blog to highlight local knowledge about places to visit in his area to help you discover and experience nature and wildlife.

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                              39. Backyard Chirper

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                  A writer and freelance journalist, Timothy published his official blog Into the Air to offer a successful birding experience for not only the customers of Backyard Chirper, but to anyone interested in knowing more about birds and bird feeding.

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                  40. The Well-Read Naturalist

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                      The official blog of Johannes E. Riutta, a naturalist, aims to publish reviews and news of books about all the topics classifiable under the general category of natural history. For almost ten years, his blog has persevered its goal to help bring more people to a better understanding of the natural world. 

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                      41. JournOwl

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                          Founded by Scott Artis, JournOwl is your media outlet dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation. The blog aims to give you educational information sparking mainstream connectivity to wildlife and nature.

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                          42. Birdoculars

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                              Jeff’s passion for birds, birding, and bird feeding has helped give birth to his blog BirdOculars.com. Here you can find helpful information as a home-based birder through a mix of stories, reviews, and posts.

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              43. Wingtrip

                                                                                                                                                                  Wingtrip is a collective brought about by Brendan McGarry, his friends, scientists, artists and writers to help encompass passion for exploration of the world around us.

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                  44. Heckled by Parrots

                                                                                                                                                                      An avid falconer and parrot lover, Rebecca is renowned for her expertise in the field of avian behavior. In her blog, you will see her posts about examining, surviving and loving life with parrots.

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                      45. Bird Freak

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                          Eddie Callaway, the guy behind Bird Freak, enjoys birding as an amateur photographer. His blog is a product of his biggest desire to promote birding and conservation.

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                          46. The Big Dip Birding Adventures

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                              A birder and wildlife enthusiast from Australia, James has been birding, exploring nature and appreciate wildlife for all his life. In his blog you will find a culmination of his vast experience with the primary focus on birding through images.

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              47. The Gambling Bird

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                  Caitlyn Kiska started this blog out of a Mexican beer and boredom in 2014. In here, you will see her documentation of the progress she made as a passive birdwatcher to an actual birder and her solo birding experiences via public transit.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  48. Woodcreeper

                                                                                                                                                                                      A blog by David, the director of Cape May Bird Observatory, about birding and bird radar and migration.

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                      49. Vincent Mistretta

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          Vincent Mistretta shares his adventures and appreciation for our natural history through photography. See more of his artistic images and prints of nature and wildlife photography on his site.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          50. Filming Florida

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                              An avid birder and lifelong naturalist, Drew shares his passion for exploring the natural world through crafting visually stunning images and engaging a story about each subject.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                              Conclusion

                                                                                                                                                                                              So there you have it! We hope this list has helped you conclude your quest in finding the best bird bloggers. If you want to add more to this list, feel free to reach out and let us know! We're always on the hunt for birders in the wild.