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attracting orioles

Keys to attracting orioles to your yard

Oranges, nectar, jelly, and native plants can bring the pretty songbirds to your yard … Read More “Keys to attracting orioles to your yard”

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

Global Big Day

World Migratory Bird Day and Global Big Day on May 8

Global Big Day seeks to beat the record for number of species seen in one day … Read More “World Migratory Bird Day and Global Big Day on May 8”

Breeding Bird Survey

Breeding Bird Survey returns in 2021

Around 2,200 observers will conduct surveys on nearly 3,300 routes this spring … Read More “Breeding Bird Survey returns in 2021”

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle flies free after rehabbers save it

The bird’s injuries were minor, and it was released less than 24 hours after being taken into care … Read More “Bald Eagle flies free after rehabbers save it”

Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship

Applications open for Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship

Last summer, we reported on a program formed by birding groups in Maryland and the District of Columbia that would provide scholarships for Black and … Read More “Applications open for Black and Latinx Birders Scholarship”

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”

finches and sparrows

Learn to differentiate finches and sparrows

Use these tips to identify two of the most prominent groups of streaky brown birds … Read More “Learn to differentiate finches and sparrows”

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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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The best mirrorless cameras for bird photography

Reviews of 11 top camera bodies and one game-changing lens …

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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”