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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”

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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migration

Cornell Lab of Ornithology hosts online events about migration

Day and night, across the country right now, a river of migrating birds is flowing overhead. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology holds its Migration Celebration … Read More “Cornell Lab of Ornithology hosts online events about migration”

Two condor chicks die in California wildfire

Nine free-flying adults are still missing three weeks after fire destroyed sanctuary … Read More “Two condor chicks die in California wildfire”

extinctions prevented

At least 28 extinctions prevented by conservation action since 1993

Study shows that without conservation actions, extinction rates would have been around 3-4 times greater … Read More “At least 28 extinctions prevented by conservation action since 1993”

American Crow, one of North America’s most widespread bird species, is also one of its smartest.

The clever, amazing behaviors of crows

The world’s corvids can use tools, solve puzzles, recognize threats, give gifts, and return lost items to their human neighbors … Read More “The clever, amazing behaviors of crows”

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

Reader photos of raptors, warblers, and more

Images of Yellow-breasted Chat, Harpy Eagle, Pine Warbler, Eastern Bluebird, and more from our July/August 2020 issue … Read More “Reader photos of raptors, warblers, and more”

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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Photos of the day, August 16-31, 2020

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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”