|Beautiful, bi-monthly BirdWatching magazine (formerly Birder's World) appeals to every bird enthusiast — from backyard birdwatcher to serious birder. Subscribers receive helpful hints for attracting and feeding birds, handy identification tips, photography pointers, info about where to find birds, superb color photography, and much more! |
From the Editor
Editor Chuck Hagner explains why our annual mid-year roundup of new books -- and feature articles about coffee, whip-poor-wills, and Peregrine Falcons -- are sure to increase your understanding and enjoyment of spring's birds.
Dramatic photos show what happens when rival Peregrine Falcons compete for a preferred nest site on a bridge outside Cleveland, Ohio.
Reminiscences of the role played by the whip-poor-will in two items of great beauty -- a famed short story by William Faulkner and a friendship with two Massachusetts birding legends.
The 19 most notable books about birds and birdwatching from the first half of 2013, selected by the editors of BirdWatching.
The True Cost of Coffee: Your Questions Answered
Answers to readers' questions about our February 2013 article about coffee and birds, and a list of popular coffee brands that are bad for birds.
Hotspots Near You
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions: Why we call a group of crows a murder, and what to do to keep nest mites from migrating to your home.
Birder at Large
How Mother Nature balances gains and losses among bird species.
Five simple ways you can make your yard list grow.
When Eggs Hatch
How large and small eggs and long and short incubation periods affect different hatchlings' survival chances.
How to distinguish Gambel's Quail from California and Scaled Quail. Plus, what to look for to recognize the unusual Gambel's Quail X Scaled Quail hybrid.
Dealing with Variation
What to look for when a bird looks other than expected.
On the Move - SLIDESHOW
A woodland warbler, a grassland sparrow, and a marsh-nesting tern to look for in May and June.
Why Belted Kingfishers sometimes act like flying battering rams.
How introduced shrubs are turning the feathers of Baltimore Orioles red.
Why researchers believe a vulture painted in 1734 and described in 1791 but never seen again may have been real.
Eye on Conservation
How a new refuge in Ecuador will protect breeding habitat for the Esmeraldas Woodstar, one of the world’s smallest and rarest hummingbirds.
From Our Readers
Your View - SLIDESHOW
Suggestions from third-graders for saving Spotted Owls, and reader-taken photos of a Red-tailed Hawk, Bohemian Waxwings, a nest full of Eastern Kingbirds, a shimmering Anna's Hummingbird, a darling Sandhill Crane chick, a thirsty Baltimore Oriole, and a young Black-crowned Night-Heron. Also, see the winner of our most recent photo contest.
How kneeling on a California beach produced a beautiful bill-level view of a pair of Black Oystercatchers.
Seven readers' reactions
Readers respond to our recent articles about preventing window collisions, feather color, kinglet identification, and coffee farms and migratory birds.