Special features

In-depth articles about birds, bird behavior, birding, and birdwatchers. From the pages of BirdWatching magazine.

Sea change for puffins


Why researchers who’ve peered into cliffside nests high above the Pacific are sounding the alarm about the charismatic Tufted Puffin Read More

Wings over water


The surprises and challenges of birding with a ­skipper of few words, a spotter with cracked ribs, and a sea alive with little-known birds
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Marvel of the high arctic


Working in the low light of the midnight sun, a scientist at the top of the world reveals why the Red Knot is a marvel of biological engineering Read More

Island rest stop


An experienced tour leader looks at Maine’s Monhegan Island the way a migrating bird sees it Read More

You’ve got bird mail


Five stories show how birdwatchers from coast to coast are using the internet to inform, entertain, connect, and inspire Read More