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Emperor Penguins

Emperor Penguins ‘marching toward extinction’

The fate of Emperor Penguins is largely tied to sea ice, making them particularly vulnerable to warming … Read More “Emperor Penguins ‘marching toward extinction’”

Download a free guide to bird-photography hotspots

Ever since the first issue of Birder’s World magazine (the predecessor of BirdWatching), in 1987, we have published stories about places to go birding … Read More “Download a free guide to bird-photography hotspots”


In the News

Vulturine Guineafowl

Complex society discovered in birds

Large brains seem not be a requirement for complex societies … Read More “Complex society discovered in birds”

Burrowing Owl and chicks

Burrowing Owls find a home on old Army base

The addition of artificial nest burrows in rural north-central Oregon is helping restore the species … Read More “Burrowing Owls find a home on old Army base”

rubber bands

Gulls on island sanctuary mistake rubber bands for worms

It is well-documented that seabirds mistake plastic and other small bits of human waste for food. If you haven’t seen them, images of … Read More “Gulls on island sanctuary mistake rubber bands for worms”

Bird Identification

Wanderling Tattler

Identifying Wandering Tattler and Spotted Sandpiper

Use these pointers to identify Wandering Tattler, a shorebird that is essentially a Pacific Coast specialty … Read More “Identifying Wandering Tattler and Spotted Sandpiper”

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Locations & Travel

Honduras: A birder’s view

The Central American country is a meeting point for the birds of the Americas — and a terrific destination for birders … Read More “Honduras: A birder’s view”

16 must-see birding hotspots in southern Ontario

Writer and photographer Jerry Uhlman shares spring hotspots along Canada’s Riviera … Read More “16 must-see birding hotspots in southern Ontario”

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”