Special features

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

Terns in paradise


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

Inspiring backyards


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

Precious gold


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


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


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