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flycatcher rediscovered

Little-known flycatcher rediscovered in Venezuela

Urich’s Tyrannulet, an endemic species in Venezuela, was last seen in 2005 … Read More “Little-known flycatcher rediscovered in Venezuela”

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

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Birders’ scholarship deadline extended, eligibility widened

Black and Brown birders and students in Hawai‘i, Alaska, and Puerto Rico are now eligible to apply … Read More “Birders’ scholarship deadline extended, eligibility widened”

Birds of Conservation Concern

Feds identify 269 ‘Birds of Conservation Concern’

The birds represent ‘high conservation priorities’ of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Read More “Feds identify 269 ‘Birds of Conservation Concern’”

Take bird feeders down in D.C., nearby states, experts say

Wildlife experts in Washington, D.C., and nearby states say they have not identified the cause of recent deaths of many birds in the region … Read More “Take bird feeders down in D.C., nearby states, experts say”

Upland Sandpiper

Acoustic array detects possible new Upland Sandpiper route

The species is observed regularly east of the Continental Divide and only rarely west of it … Read More “Acoustic array detects possible new Upland Sandpiper route”

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”

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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

What is the ‘most Instagrammable’ bird? Study says frogmouths

Other bird families at the top of the list were colorful pigeons, emerald turacos, and distinctive hoopoes … Read More “What is the ‘most Instagrammable’ bird? Study says frogmouths”

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”

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2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards first place: White-tailed Kites

Enter BirdWatching’s new Birds in Flight photo contest!

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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

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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”