Special features

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

Unknown Costa Rica


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


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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