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Western Cape

10 photos of incredible birds from South Africa’s Western Cape

Images from our recent visit, including African Penguin, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Blue Crane, Rock Kestrel, and more great birds … Read More “10 photos of incredible birds from South Africa’s Western Cape”

Increase in shorebird nest predation tied to climate change

Researchers have found that nest predation rates in the Arctic, where many shorebirds breed, have increased threefold in the last 70 years … Read More “Increase in shorebird nest predation tied to climate change”

In the News

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron adjusts its migration pattern to fiddler crabs

As spring arrives earlier each year, Yellow-crowned Night-Herons mysteriously adjust the timing of their return to the emergence of fiddler crabs … Read More “Yellow-crowned Night-Heron adjusts its migration pattern to fiddler crabs”

fossil bird

Rare fossil bird deepens mystery of avian extinctions

Most complete North American enantiornithine fossil was aerodynamic equal of modern birds … Read More “Rare fossil bird deepens mystery of avian extinctions”

Increase in shorebird nest predation tied to climate change

Researchers have found that nest predation rates in the Arctic, where many shorebirds breed, have increased threefold in the last 70 years … Read More “Increase in shorebird nest predation tied to climate change”

birding festivals

November 2018 birding festivals

8 fun events where you can see cranes, eagles, and many other birds … Read More “November 2018 birding festivals”

Bird Identification

Orange-crowned Warbler

Identifying Orange-crowned Warbler and Tennessee Warbler

Kenn Kaufman describes what to look for to identify the variable Orange-crowned Warbler and the similar Tennessee Warbler … Read More “Identifying Orange-crowned Warbler and Tennessee Warbler”

molt

What to look for as birds molt their worn-out feathers

Late summer is the time of year when many birds replace their feathers in a process called molt. Old feathers, most of which have been … Read More “What to look for as birds molt their worn-out feathers”

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Photography

10 photos of incredible birds from South Africa’s Western Cape

Images from our recent visit, including African Penguin, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Blue Crane, Rock Kestrel, and more great birds … Read More “10 photos of incredible birds from South Africa’s Western Cape”

Nine top cameras for birders

Here are nine cameras that we like and suggest birders explore for their photography needs … Read More “Nine top cameras for birders”

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Video: A young hummingbird from hatchling to fledgling

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Locations & Travel

toucans

Eye candy: Toucans and barbets are must-see species in Costa Rica

No bird family captures the imagination like the toucans. Here’s an introduction to Costa Rica’s six members of the family and its two similar barbets … Read More “Eye candy: Toucans and barbets are must-see species in Costa Rica”

Cuba bird survey

Cuba bird survey in March 2019 with David Sibley

You are invited on an exclusive, U.S.-led and U.S.-managed birding program to Cuba sponsored by BirdWatching magazine in partnership with the Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc., with special guest host David Allen Sibley, from March 2-11, 2019. Click here to reserve your spot, or scroll to the bottom of this post to download the registration form. For the fifth time, BirdWatching … Read More “Cuba bird survey in March 2019 with David Sibley”

Hotspots Near You

We’ve published “Hotspots Near You” since October 2006. In it, we provide up-to-date information from local birders about easily accessible places to watch birds. We offer maps, directions, bird lists, links, contact information, and detailed descriptions of hotspots that are great for birding close to home. Read More “Hotspots Near You”