Since 2014, I have been blogging about birds and the hobby of birdwatching on Because Birds. It started as a Tumblr blog that blew up in popularity. I used Tumblr to share cute and funny bird photos, videos, and memes.
Once I outgrew Tumblr, I created a full WordPress website and began writing guides, reviews, birding summaries, and other experiences.
Here’s a snapshot of Because Birds back in 2014.
Over the years, I’ve stripped back the magazine-like design in favor of a much cleaner less content-dense layout. The original design looked very nice for the time but required a lot of content creation to keep the various sections fresh.
Over the years, I’ve written many fun and informational posts. Here are a few of my favorites:
- The gear I use when I record birdsong
- Visualizing bird songs with spectrograms
- Five things you might know about pigeons
- How to edit birdsong recordings
- eBird: the gamification of birding
Personality quizzes are some of the most popular content on Because Birds, because of course.
If you’d like an overview of getting into the hobby of birding and its various aspects, I wrote a guide incorporating tons of content from over the years.
I hope you enjoy exploring Because Birds.