Special features

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

Unknown Costa Rica

6/24/2011

The Osa Peninsula harbors 400 bird species and the last remaining old growth rainforest on the west coast of Central America, and it is the most underbirded corner of Costa Rica Read More

Sea change for puffins

4/22/2011

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

4/22/2011

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

2/15/2011

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

2/15/2011

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