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After Dorian, ‘grave concern’ for birds in the northern Bahamas

Bahama Warbler, Bahama Parrot, and other species were likely severely impacted by the category 5 hurricane … Read More “After Dorian, ‘grave concern’ for birds in the northern Bahamas”

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How climate change threatens New Zealand’s kiwis

Droughts and dying trees are hardening forest floors and starving Northland’s kiwi. Climate change threatens to double the region’s time spent in drought … Read More “How climate change threatens New Zealand’s kiwis”

Mountains rich in species still puzzle science

Mountain ranges and valleys occupy only 25% of the inhabited continents, but they are home to 85% of amphibians, birds and mammals … Read More “Mountains rich in species still puzzle science”

Bird Identification

Snail Kite

Identifying Snail Kite

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

Shorebirds feeding patterns

Keys to identifying shorebirds

Start by learning to recognize the four distinct groups of beach-combers … Read More “Keys to identifying shorebirds”

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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”