Special features

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

Terns in paradise

2/24/2012

Why five small islets off the coast of Aruba host more tern species than any other place on Earth Read More

Inspiring backyards

2/24/2012

How birdwatchers in five states turned their yards into sanctuaries for birds — and how you can, too Read More

Precious gold

12/22/2011

How researchers in a race with wind-power developers are shedding light on the habits, pathways, and winter haunts of a little-understood eastern migrant — the Golden Eagle Read More

Exceptional immigrant

12/22/2011

140 years after its introduction in North America, pleasant, understated Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues to win fans and attract birders Read More

Michigan’s hawk mountain

12/22/2011

Why a mountain on ­Michigan’s ­northernmost peninsula may be the best place in the country to watch ­northbound hawks in spring Read More

Winter treat for Downies

10/21/2011

For a few weeks every year, goldenrods provide the Downy Woodpecker with just what it needs to survive a long, cold winter Read More

Ultimate falcon

10/21/2011

The fabled Gyrfalcon wanders south from its northern haunts every winter, and sometimes it pursues its prey right under our noses Read More