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Ned Brinkley

Ned Brinkley, birding tour leader and author, dies while birding in Ecuador

Brinkley was the former editor of North American Birds, an author, and a tour leader with Field Guides Birding Tours … Read More “Ned Brinkley, birding tour leader and author, dies while birding in Ecuador”

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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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Ned Brinkley

Ned Brinkley, birding tour leader and author, dies while birding in Ecuador

Brinkley was the former editor of North American Birds, an author, and a tour leader with Field Guides Birding Tours … Read More “Ned Brinkley, birding tour leader and author, dies while birding in Ecuador”

genome

Avian genome research covers nearly all avian families

The research reports on the genomes of 363 species of birds, including 267 that have been sequenced for the first time … Read More “Avian genome research covers nearly all avian families”

giant seabirds

Extinct giant seabirds had 21-foot wingspans

Specimens from Antarctica had been overlooked for decades in a California museum … Read More “Extinct giant seabirds had 21-foot wingspans”

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”

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker’s fascinating color differences explained

David Sibley describes the two common forms of Northern Flicker — Red-shafted and Yellow-Shafted — as well as intergrades and rare abnormally colored birds … Read More “Northern Flicker’s fascinating color differences explained”

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Photography

Photos of the day: First half of November 2020

The images include an American Golden-Plover eating a worm, a great image of a Purple Gallinule, Common Redpolls feeding from a photographer’s hand … Read More “Photos of the day: First half of November 2020”

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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”

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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”