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It’s time for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Any time Friday through Monday, count the birds you see for at least 15 minutes and then report your sightings online. Because science … Read More “It’s time for the Great Backyard Bird Count!”

Blue-throated Hillstar

Appeal launched to save newly discovered hummingbird

The World Land Trust aims to raise more than $38,500 to protect the Blue-throated Hillstar from mining operations in Ecuador … Read More “Appeal launched to save newly discovered hummingbird”

In the News

dicamba

Conservationists speak out against use of weed killer dicamba

When the chemical drifts, it damages trees, flowers, shrubs, and other vegetation that birds and other wildlife rely on … Read More “Conservationists speak out against use of weed killer dicamba”

It’s time for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Any time Friday through Monday, count the birds you see for at least 15 minutes and then report your sightings online. Because science … Read More “It’s time for the Great Backyard Bird Count!”

Golden-cheeked Warbler

Judge upholds Endangered Species Act protections for Golden-cheeked Warbler

The court found that the warbler continues to be threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, predation, and climate change … Read More “Judge upholds Endangered Species Act protections for Golden-cheeked Warbler”

cardinal

Half-male, half-female cardinal is cool, but it’s not drawing a crowd

This cardinal is amazing, but it appears that our interest in it and atypical animals in general only goes so far … Read More “Half-male, half-female cardinal is cool, but it’s not drawing a crowd”

Bird Identification

Identifying Williamson’s Sapsucker

How to distinguish this western woodpecker from Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Gila Woodpecker … Read More “Identifying Williamson’s Sapsucker”

flocking

To identify distant waterbirds, learn their flocking behavior

In winter, identifying waterbirds is often challenging because the birds are too far away to see details. Understanding flocking behavior can help … Read More “To identify distant waterbirds, learn their flocking behavior”

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Photography

Slideshow: Unique birds of North America by Stan Tekiela

Here is a sampling of photos from Stan Tekiela’s new book “Wild Birds: North America’s Most Unique Birds … Read More “Slideshow: Unique birds of North America by Stan Tekiela”

Nine top cameras for birders

Here are nine cameras that we like and suggest birders explore for their photography needs … Read More “Nine top cameras for birders”

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Four ways you can get your photos published with BirdWatching

Birds of South Africa’s pristine Lowveld landscape

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Locations & Travel

A visit to Pihemanu

A nest counter on Midway Atoll confronts millions of Laysan Albatross, tens of thousands of Bonin Petrels, and one lonely Short-tailed Albatross … Read More “A visit to Pihemanu”

Cuba bird survey

Cuba bird survey in March 2019 with David Sibley

You are invited on an exclusive, U.S.-led and U.S.-managed birding program to Cuba sponsored by BirdWatching magazine in partnership with the Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc., with special guest host David Allen Sibley, from March 2-11, 2019. Click here to reserve your spot, or scroll to the bottom of this post to download the registration form. For the fifth time, BirdWatching … Read More “Cuba bird survey in March 2019 with David Sibley”

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”