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Binocular Buyers Guide

A binocular buyers guide for birders

Here are tips for shoppers and recommendations for the best models at numerous price points … Read More “A binocular buyers guide for birders”

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

Birdsong Project

Birdsong Project supports Audubon with music, poetry, exhibition

Project includes more than 220 music artists, actors, literary figures, and visual artists who produced 174 original pieces of music, more than 70 poems, and … Read More “Birdsong Project supports Audubon with music, poetry, exhibition”

Christian Cooper

Christian Cooper to host new National Geographic TV show

The show will take viewers into the wild, wonderful, and unpredictable world of birds … Read More “Christian Cooper to host new National Geographic TV show”

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Conservation groups push for federal wildlife recovery act

The law would invest $1.4 billion in dedicated annual funding to recover at-risk wildlife species … Read More “Conservation groups push for federal wildlife recovery act”

bird flu

Current bird flu strain likely ‘here to stay’

A new study from researchers at Tufts University details which species are super spreaders … Read More “Current bird flu strain likely ‘here to stay’”

Bird Identification

Pectoral Sandpiper. Photo by Brian E. Small

Identify Pectoral Sandpiper with these tips

Learn how to distinguish this long-distance migrant from similar-looking sandpiper species … Read More “Identify Pectoral Sandpiper with these tips”

variability in songbirds

David Sibley explains variability in songbirds

Why the appearance of first-year birds in the same species can differ significantly … Read More “David Sibley explains variability in songbirds”

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Photography

2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest First Place: Blue Jays

Maureen Hills-Urbat of Rockyview County, Alberta, is the winner of our first Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest with this image of squabbling Blue … Read More “2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest First Place: Blue Jays”

2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest Second Place: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The photo’s sharp, detailed look at the moment a tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird preyed on a much smaller insect earned high praise … Read More “2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest Second Place: Ruby-throated Hummingbird”

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2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest Third Place: Carolina Wrens

Photos of the day: May 1-15, 2022

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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”

Panama Fruit Feeders

Panama Fruit Feeders camera

Watch the video feed from Canopy Lodge here … Read More “Panama Fruit Feeders camera”

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”