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From the Editor
Editor Chuck Hagner describes three articles in our April 2013 issue that are sure to get you ready for spring.
How tiny new tracking devices known as geolocators are rapidly changing what we know about the migration of Northern Wheatears, Flammulated Owls, and other birds.
Rachel Carson, Birdwatcher
Biologist and famed author Rachel Carson wrote about wild creatures of many kinds, but her private fascination was always birds.
Alaska's Amazing Rufous Hummingbird
The operator of the northernmost hummingbird-banding station in the United States describes the annual flights of the tiny Rufous Hummingbird.
Hotspots Near You
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions: Why acorns don't harm Blue Jays, why species that irrupt in winter are rarely seen flying north in spring, and whether big birds have more feathers than small birds.
Birder at Large
How the movie The Big Year turned two nonbirders into birders.
Laura Erickson tells how she gained the upper hand when a sudden influx of squirrels overwhelmed her backyard feeders.
Where feather colors come from
How microscopic pigments, particles, and air pockets on feathers produce the reds, oranges, yellows, blues, and iridescence we see on birds.
What to look for to recognize Yellow Warbler even when its plumage may be dull, and what you need to know about its two tropical forms: "Mangrove Warbler" and "Golden Warbler."
Listen, Then Draw
Why sketching what you hear may be the easiest way to learn bird songs.
On the Move - SLIDESHOW
Why the presence of other cardinals affects whether individual redbirds come to your feeder.
Eighteen years after the Marbled Murrelet was listed as Threatened, the seabird's numbers are declining steeply.
Teenage birders have a new home on the net, thanks to the Black Swamp Bird Observatory and Cornell Lab.
How recent helicopter surveys are raising hopes that Golden Eagles are increasing in abundance in the East.
Why birds collide with windows at rural residences more frequently than at urban homes.
Eye on Conservation
How researchers proved that outdoor cats kill large numbers of young birds during their first week out of the nest.
From Our Readers
Your View - SLIDESHOW
See the winner of our most recent photo contest, plus photos of dancing Sandhill Cranes, an Osprey, a bathing Eastern Bluebird, a pretty Indigo Bunting, a crabapple-eating Pine Grosbeak, and a juvenile Cooper's Hawk.
How a December trip to the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix produced a winning photo of a hungry Curve-billed Thrasher on a prickly cactus.
Four readers' statements
Readers respond to recent articles about gull identification, Roseate Spoonbills, coffee and birds, and the first-ever family tree of the world's birds.