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Little-known flycatcher rediscovered in Venezuela

Urich’s Tyrannulet, an endemic species in Venezuela, was last seen in 2005 … Read More “Little-known flycatcher rediscovered in Venezuela”

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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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In the News

Audubon

Union organizing fight at Audubon highlights ‘toxic culture’

Audubon for All has filed for an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board after management refused to recognize its union … Read More “Union organizing fight at Audubon highlights ‘toxic culture’”

Cicadas may be connected to bird mortality, ecologist says

It’s possible that a fungus or toxins that built up in the cicadas negatively impacts birds, according to an ecologist with the Smithsonian Migratory … Read More “Cicadas may be connected to bird mortality, ecologist says”

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Changes to North America’s bird list in 2021

American Ornithological Society announces splits among gulls, owls, and wrens among other taxonomic changes … Read More “Changes to North America’s bird list in 2021”

Duck Stamps

New Duck Stamps on sale as changes proposed for future stamps

FWS proposes to get rid of a Trump administration rule that required that Federal Duck Stamp paintings have a hunting element in the illustration … Read More “New Duck Stamps on sale as changes proposed for future stamps”

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”

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Learn to differentiate finches and sparrows

Use these tips to identify two of the most prominent groups of streaky brown birds … Read More “Learn to differentiate finches and sparrows”

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Photography

What is the ‘most Instagrammable’ bird? Study says frogmouths

Other bird families at the top of the list were colorful pigeons, emerald turacos, and distinctive hoopoes … Read More “What is the ‘most Instagrammable’ bird? Study says frogmouths”

2020 Bird Portrait Contest first place: Cedar Waxwing

Andy Raupp’s photo of this berry-flipping waxwing won the top prize in the contest. Congrats, Andy … Read More “2020 Bird Portrait Contest first place: Cedar Waxwing”

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2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards first place: White-tailed Kites

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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”

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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”