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Binocular Buyers Guide

A binocular buyers guide for birders

Here are tips for shoppers and recommendations for the best models at numerous price points … Read More “A binocular buyers guide for birders”

Membership Program

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

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Conservation groups push for federal wildlife recovery act

The law would invest $1.4 billion in dedicated annual funding to recover at-risk wildlife species … Read More “Conservation groups push for federal wildlife recovery act”

Swallow-tailed Kite

Project tracks Swallow-tailed Kites by GPS

The project is designed to provide crucial insight into the raptor’s movements … Read More “Project tracks Swallow-tailed Kites by GPS”

Forest birds

Study: Huge declines in forest birds due to clearcutting, monocultures

In a study in eastern Canada, breeding habitat loss occurred for 66% of 54 common forest bird species from 1985 to 2020 … Read More “Study: Huge declines in forest birds due to clearcutting, monocultures”

American Redstart by Michael Rossacci - Birding festivals happening in May 2022

Birding festivals happening in May 2022

Here are 37 festivals where you can have wonderful birding experiences … Read More “Birding festivals happening in May 2022”

Bird Identification

Pectoral Sandpiper. Photo by Brian E. Small

Identify Pectoral Sandpiper with these tips

Learn how to distinguish this long-distance migrant from similar-looking sandpiper species … Read More “Identify Pectoral Sandpiper with these tips”

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

2021 Bird Portrait Contest first place: Sandhill Cranes

Karen Griggs Winchester’s stunning photo of crane colts resting on their mother’s back won the top prize … Read More “2021 Bird Portrait Contest first place: Sandhill Cranes”

2021 Bird Portrait Contest second place: Southern Ground Hornbill

Dennis Stogsdill’s up-close photo of a Southern Ground Hornbill’s face and especially its eyelashes takes second place in our contest … Read More “2021 Bird Portrait Contest second place: Southern Ground Hornbill”

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2021 Bird Portrait Contest third place: Piping Plovers

Photos of the day: April 1-15, 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

birdfeeding shopping list

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”