Birds are everywhere, not just in the landscape. They bring history with them, as well as artistic, cultural and recreational influence. 

This spring we found this Dark-eyed Junco nest along the path leading to my mother's house. These common yard birds build surprisingly hard-to-find nests!

This spring we found this Dark-eyed Junco nest along the path leading to my mother's house. These common yard birds build surprisingly hard-to-find nests!

Conde Nast Traveler writes about urban birding picking up popularity among the younger set in the UK, thanks to some hip young ambassadors.

Conde Nast Traveler writes about urban birding picking up popularity among the younger set in the UK, thanks to some hip young ambassadors.

Imagine a garden designed to attract birds, and be inspired to one of your own by touring this one.

Imagine a garden designed to attract birds, and be inspired to one of your own by touring this one.

Birding and mindfulness meditation have more in common than you might think--necessary calm, quiet and focus on a specific purpose. 

Birding and mindfulness meditation have more in common than you might think--necessary calm, quiet and focus on a specific purpose. 

Birds evoke the English countryside, and the heritage brand Mulberry has co-opted this theme, featuring birds over the years in their campaigns.

Birds evoke the English countryside, and the heritage brand Mulberry has co-opted this theme, featuring birds over the years in their campaigns.

Blinds, boardwalks and tree platforms give view to birds in habitat otherwise inaccessible to we fan-girls. Check out this cool tree house platform I visited in Burlington, VT.

Blinds, boardwalks and tree platforms give view to birds in habitat otherwise inaccessible to we fan-girls. Check out this cool tree house platform I visited in Burlington, VT.

Birds are masters at building nests within their environment, whether it be in wilderness or suburbia. Peruse some great examples of nest building from a park ranger's house in Big Bend National Park, TX. 

Birds are masters at building nests within their environment, whether it be in wilderness or suburbia. Peruse some great examples of nest building from a park ranger's house in Big Bend National Park, TX.