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Pete Dunne’s blueprint for a Big Day

Advice for a fun and challenging 24 hours in the field … Read More “Pete Dunne’s blueprint for a Big Day”

In the News

Ortolan Bunting

Study: Ortolan Bunting hunting is unsustainable

The Ortolan Bunting is a 6-inch-long, beautiful songbird that breeds in Europe and Asia and winters in parts of Africa. Its unfortunate claim … Read More “Study: Ortolan Bunting hunting is unsustainable”


Searching for best sound to help eagles avoid wind turbines

Researchers tested how Bald Eagles responded to 10 different sound stimuli, such as eagle calls, synthetic sounds, and others … Read More “Searching for best sound to help eagles avoid wind turbines”

Scientists describe two new white-eye species

Wakatobi and Wangi-wangi White-eyes occur on islands offshore of Sulawesi, a large Indonesian island … Read More “Scientists describe two new white-eye species”

Bird Identification

Bell's Vireo, Arizona race

Tips for identifying Bell’s Vireo

With photographs from Brian E. Small, author Kenn Kaufman provides tips for identifying Bell’s Vireo … Read More “Tips for identifying Bell’s Vireo”

wing feathers

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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Tips and techniques for taking photos of hummingbirds

William Jobes shares how he takes memorable photos of these avian jewels in his backyard … Read More “Tips and techniques for taking photos of hummingbirds”

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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”