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Color Of Birds

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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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How the North American bird list is changing in 2020

Mexican Duck is in, Northwestern Crow is out, and more changes to your checklist … Read More “How the North American bird list is changing in 2020”

James Bond

Book tells the story of ornithologist James Bond

We interview Jim Wright, the author of a new biography of the real-life James Bond, an ornithologist and expert on birds of the Caribbean … Read More “Book tells the story of ornithologist James Bond”

Luis Fernando Díaz Chávez

A top birder from Nicaragua dies from coronavirus

Colleagues and friends pay tribute to Luis Fernando Díaz Chávez, a gentle, quiet man who was obsessed with birds … Read More “A top birder from Nicaragua dies from coronavirus”

Robin migration

American Robin migration happening earlier

Other studies detail annual movements of Bobolink, Black-throated Blue Warbler … Read More “American Robin migration happening earlier”

Bird Identification

Pygmy Nuthatch

Identifying Pygmy Nuthatch and Brown-headed Nuthatch

Use these tips to tell the difference between Pygmy Nuthatch and its close relative Brown-headed Nuthatch … Read More “Identifying Pygmy Nuthatch and Brown-headed Nuthatch”

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Photography

2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards finalists

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

2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards Contest honorable mentions

Photos of Anna’s Hummingbird, Great Gray and Great Horned Owls, young Roseate Spoonbills, a Sunbittern in Brazil, and more … Read More “2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards Contest honorable mentions”

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2019 Bird Portrait Contest second place: Red Crossbill

2019 Bird Portrait Contest third place: King Penguin

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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”