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Best spotting scopes for birders

The best spotting scopes for birding: A buyers guide

Tips for shoppers and recommendations for the best models at numerous price points … Read More “The best spotting scopes for birding: A buyers guide”

24 great places to watch hawks this fall

The roundup of great places to watch raptors features sites from Arizona to Montana to New Jersey … Read More “24 great places to watch hawks this fall”

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In the News

Piping Plover

2022 was a record year for Great Lakes Piping Plovers

Piping Plover recovery partners celebrate many successes around the Great Lakes … Read More “2022 was a record year for Great Lakes Piping Plovers”

migratory bird

Audubon launches cutting-edge migratory bird resource

The new Bird Migration Explorer is an interactive, free digital platform that combines bird distribution and migration maps with conservation data for 458 species of … Read More “Audubon launches cutting-edge migratory bird resource”

Pine Warbler photographed with the Canon EOS R3 - Camera Companies Embrace Mirrorless Technology For Bird Photography

Camera makers embrace mirrorless technology

DSLR cameras have finally passed the pro-gear baton to a new fleet of mirrorless flagships … Read More “Camera makers embrace mirrorless technology”

Red Kite

Study: Drought harms kite species

The species is thought to be stable currently, but drought driven by climate change poses a growing threat … Read More “Study: Drought harms kite species”

Bird Identification

Violet-green Swallow, adult male. June in Mono County, California. Photo by Brian E. Small

How to identify Violet-green Swallow

Use these tips to distinguish this swallow from Tree Swallow … Read More “How to identify Violet-green Swallow”

variability in songbirds

David Sibley explains variability in songbirds

Why the appearance of first-year birds in the same species can differ significantly … Read More “David Sibley explains variability in songbirds”

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Photography

First place in the 2022 BirdWatching Photography Awards!

A photo by Jim Burns of a dramatic fight between a starling and a flicker takes our top prize … Read More “First place in the 2022 BirdWatching Photography Awards!”

Second place in the 2022 BirdWatching Photography Awards!

An endearing image of a Great Horned Owl and its owlet is our second-place winner … Read More “Second place in the 2022 BirdWatching Photography Awards!”

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Third place in the 2022 BirdWatching Photography Awards!

Photos of the day: July 16-31, 2022

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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”

Panama Fruit Feeders

Panama Fruit Feeders camera

Watch the video feed from Canopy Lodge here … Read More “Panama Fruit Feeders camera”

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”