Special features

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

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

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