How Sketching Birds Changes the Way You See Them

Throughout the summer birding project, we have been encouraging new birders to try different ways to observe birds. Sketching is one way to deepen your observation skills.

We asked a master illustrator, David Sibley, to share tips on how to draw, and we invited readers to share their attempts. Below is a selection of what you sent us, along with insights into how it changed your birding experience.

Tell us in the comments: Have you tried sketching? Has it changed the way you observe birds?