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winged wonders

Winged wonders: Why birds have the power to lift us up

Why we need birds now — in times of extreme uncertainty — more than ever … Read More “Winged wonders: Why birds have the power to lift us up”

birdfeeding shopping list

A birdfeeding shopping list

Contributing Editor Laura Erickson provides advice on how to buy birdseed, suet, and other feeder fare … Read More “A birdfeeding shopping list”

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Thick-billed Longspur

McCown’s Longspur renamed Thick-billed Longspur

‘Removing an especially problematic eponym represents a step towards dismantling barriers,’ committee says … Read More “McCown’s Longspur renamed Thick-billed Longspur”

Study: Hybrid orioles not a sign of species merging

The research should settle the lump-or-split debate about Baltimore and Bullock’s Orioles … Read More “Study: Hybrid orioles not a sign of species merging”

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A time of racial justice drives new push to rename birds

This summer’s movement for racial justice and atonement finally spurred Mississippi to remove the Confederate symbol from its state flag, Washington’s NFL team … Read More “A time of racial justice drives new push to rename birds”

Bird Identification

Tufted Titmouse

Identifying North America’s five titmouse species

Kenn Kaufman explains what to look for on these familiar and popular backyard birds … Read More “Identifying North America’s five titmouse species”

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How birds fly and move in foliage can help you ID them

Understanding variations in bird flight and behavior can put you on the path to identifying birds more quickly … Read More “How birds fly and move in foliage can help you ID them”

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Photography

2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards first place: White-tailed Kites

Sha Lu’s incredible image of a kite passing prey to its mate wins first place in our contest … Read More “2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards first place: White-tailed Kites”

2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards finalists

Wonderful photos of puffins, penguins, Burrowing Owl, Northern Goshawk, hummingbirds, and more … Read More “2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards finalists”

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2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards second place: Northern Goshawk

2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards third place: Atlantic Puffin

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Birding at home

birdfeeding shopping list

A birdfeeding shopping list

Contributing Editor Laura Erickson provides advice on how to buy birdseed, suet, and other feeder fare … Read More “A birdfeeding shopping list”

native plants

Tips for finding and growing native plants for birds

This excerpt from Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife explains how to purchase native plants for your yard … Read More “Tips for finding and growing native plants for birds”

Birdfeeding basics

Find out how easy it is to attract cardinals, orioles, and other birds with seeds, oranges, suet, and other treats … Read More “Birdfeeding basics”