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Best cameras for bird photography

The market for cameras and lenses for birders is changing fast. Here’s what you need to know … Read More “Best cameras for bird photography”

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Bill Mueller

Bill Mueller retiring from Wisconsin-based observatory

The head of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory has spearheaded many conservation projects … Read More “Bill Mueller retiring from Wisconsin-based observatory”


Why some woodpeckers imitate a neighbor’s appearance

‘Plumage mimicry’ happens among pairs of distantly related woodpeckers all over the world … Read More “Why some woodpeckers imitate a neighbor’s appearance”

Bird Identification

Snail Kite

Identifying Snail Kite

Use these tips from Kenn Kaufman to spot Snail Kites … Read More “Identifying Snail Kite”

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What birders should know about wing feathers

Focusing on wing coverts can lead to further insights about birds … Read More “What birders should know about wing feathers”

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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”