The Bird Nerd Blog

Explore more about the birds found in your own backyard, get behind-the-scenes details about Backyard Birding, and more!

 

5 Birds to Look for this Spring

By Jeremy Schwartz Spring is springing around Backyard Birding HQ, and that means budding plants, warming temperatures, and… ...wait for...

5 Bird Movies for A Snowy Day

By Jeremy Schwartz I get it. Birding is way more difficult when it’s bitterly cold outside. I had my first “Glad I’m not birding today,”...

The Eagle and the Gull

By Jeremy Schwartz Editor's Note: This article comes from my "archives" on my personal Medium page, though I want to feature it here as...

Ode to the Peregrine Falcon

By Jeremy Schwartz I was always the kid that rooted for the predator in nature documentaries. I have vivid memories of a set of VHS tapes...

My Spark Bird Saga

By Jeremy Schwartz Sometimes things aren’t what they seem. Pretty cliche, right? Well, it’s true for my purposes too, so bear with me....

Speaking in Birder Code

By Jeremy Schwartz When’s the last time you saw an AMRO? How about an AMCR, or a ROPI? If you live in an area in the U.S. or Canada...

How to Use Backyard Birding to Teach

By Jeff Morgenroth We had two goals in mind when creating Backyard Birding. First, make it fun. It is a game after all. Luckily, this was...

What's in a Bird Name: Sparrow

By Jeremy Schwartz What exactly does the word "sparrow" mean, anyway? That's what I wanted to explore in this entry into the Bird Nerd's...

5 Ducks to Look for This Autumn

By Jeremy Schwartz Autumn has made itself known in our neck of the woods. I'm wearing more layers to work in the morning, and I now begin...

Ghost Birds

By Jeremy Schwartz Have you ever seen a ghostly white bird come to a bird feeder, or perch in a tree near you? Or maybe one that is only...

How 5 Common Birds Got Their Names

By Jeremy Schwartz Bird names can be weird. This thought came to me more than a few times as Backyard Birding worked its way through...

A Brief History of Backyard Birding

By Jeff Morgenroth About four years ago I shipped my first Kickstarter game: Tropes. It was a success, and it got me thinking about what...