Listed below are all the Tablet Extras that we published in our June 2014 issue.
Click the links for more information. They will open articles from BirdWatching and other online resources handpicked by the editors.
Hidden today, found tomorrow, pages 16-21
Russell Balda’s experiments with Clark’s Nutcracker, Pinyon Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, and Mexican Jay.
ARIZONA’S SUPER SIX
Where to find all six warblers that breed primarily in the Grand Canyon State.
BIG YEAR FOR OWLS
How the author found all 13 of Arizona’s owl species in a single year.
Build it and they will come, pages 22-28
Reader photos of birds at feeders, bird houses, and baths.
Seven ways to improve your bird photography.
BLINDS AND COVERUPS
A guide to blinds, prepared by a veteran photographer.
YARDS THAT BIRDS LOVE
See bird-friendly yards and read how their owners created them.
15 products that prevent bird-window collisions.
Hotspots Near You, pages 39-43
Morro Bay State Park
21 miles south of Cambria, California, off Hwy. 1, a great place for waterfowl, shorebirds, and Peregrine Falcon. Park at Morro Rock at the end of Coleman Dr.
Montaña de Oro State Park
10 miles south of Morro Bay, California. In Los Osos, take Pecho Valley Rd. south to Spooner’s Cove. Shorebirds, raptors, warblers, and sparrows.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR
20 miles southwest of Barr Lake State Park in Commerce City. One of the country’s largest urban wildlife refuges. Swainson’s Hawk, Burrowing Owl, Western Meadowlark, and buffalo.
Sand Creek Regional Greenway
Hotspot Near You No. 39. A 14-mile ribbon of green that crosses northeast Denver. Warblers, shorebirds, and Cliff Swallow.
Bells Bend Park
On Old Hickory Blvd. in northwest Nashville. Fields, pastures, and woodlands. Yellow-breasted Chat, Prairie Warbler, Northern Bobwhite.
10 miles north of Bells Bend Park. Deep woods, hollows, ridges, and a creek. Warblers, flycatchers, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, Wood Thrush.
Julian L. Capik Nature Preserve
30 minutes east of Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve at intersection of Range Rd. and Bordentown Ave. in Sayreville. Riparian and woodland species as well as migratory waterfowl.
Seven miles northeast of Negri-Nepote on River Rd. in Piscataway. Spring and fall migrants.
Amazing Birds, pages 44-45
The fascinating way birds breathe.
The amazing muscles and bones that enable flight.
Attracting Birds, page 46
Laura Erickson recently received the ABA’s highest honor.
What to look for when buying Nyjer.
FROM THE GROUND UP
Attract ground-feeding sparrows without subsidizing House Sparrows.
ON THE ROAD
How to attract birds even when you’re traveling.
COMFORT AND SOLACE
The healing power of birds in the backyard.
WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY
Why suction-cup feeders are safest for birds and great for you.