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Black-browed Babbler

Long-lost Black-browed Babbler rediscovered on Borneo

The species was known only from a specimen collected more than 170 years ago … Read More “Long-lost Black-browed Babbler rediscovered on Borneo”

Membership Program

BirdWatching Membership Program offers premium ID and photo content

Benefits for members include invitations to quarterly webinars featuring David Sibley, Kenn Kaufman, and other experts … Read More “BirdWatching Membership Program offers premium ID and photo content”

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In the News

Florida wastewater discharge threatens birds, fish, manatees

Audubon experts are worried about the impacts to Tampa Bay’s nesting and foraging wading and shorebirds … Read More “Florida wastewater discharge threatens birds, fish, manatees”

Condors

Condors to return to the Pacific Northwest

Birds could be set free in northern California this fall or by spring of 2022 … Read More “Condors to return to the Pacific Northwest”

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”

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker’s fascinating color differences explained

David Sibley describes the two common forms of Northern Flicker — Red-shafted and Yellow-Shafted — as well as intergrades and rare abnormally colored birds … Read More “Northern Flicker’s fascinating color differences explained”

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Photography

2020 Bird Portrait Contest first place: Cedar Waxwing

Andy Raupp’s photo of this berry-flipping waxwing won the top prize in the contest. Congrats, Andy … Read More “2020 Bird Portrait Contest first place: Cedar Waxwing”

2020 Bird Portrait Contest second place: Elegant Trogon

Steve Wolfe made this impeccable photo of a male Elegant Trogon in Arizona’s Cave Creek Canyon … Read More “2020 Bird Portrait Contest second place: Elegant Trogon”

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2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards first place: White-tailed Kites

2020 Color of Birds contest first place: Orange-breasted Bunting

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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”