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Nine top cameras for birders

Here are nine cameras that we like and suggest birders explore for their photography needs … Read More “Nine top cameras for birders”

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Nectar thieves at hummingbird feeders and bluebirds preying on frogs

If you live in the West and find your nectar feeder empty in the morning, bats are the probable culprit. But in the East, other … Read More “Nectar thieves at hummingbird feeders and bluebirds preying on frogs”

In the News

Southeastern Wisconsin

Southeastern Wisconsin Conservation Summit slated for early November

The second annual Southeastern Wisconsin Conservation Summit will cover a variety of topics, including the ongoing recovery of Kirtland’s Warbler … Read More “Southeastern Wisconsin Conservation Summit slated for early November”

drunk birds

BirdWatching experts help explain ‘drunk birds’ phenomenon to America

In the last few days, national and local media have carried stories about “drunk birds” — a topic we covered as long ago as 1987 … Read More “BirdWatching experts help explain ‘drunk birds’ phenomenon to America”

Black Rail

Feds propose to list Eastern Black Rail as threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to protect the Eastern Black Rail, a bird that has been lost from major portions of … Read More “Feds propose to list Eastern Black Rail as threatened”

Balloon litter a top problem on remote beaches

During a five-year study on balloon litter in Virginia’s coastal environments, researchers found more than 11,400 balloon-related items on the state … Read More “Balloon litter a top problem on remote beaches”

Bird Identification

Orange-crowned Warbler

Identifying Orange-crowned Warbler and Tennessee Warbler

Kenn Kaufman describes what to look for to identify the variable Orange-crowned Warbler and the similar Tennessee Warbler … Read More “Identifying Orange-crowned Warbler and Tennessee Warbler”

molt

What to look for as birds molt their worn-out feathers

Late summer is the time of year when many birds replace their feathers in a process called molt. Old feathers, most of which have been … Read More “What to look for as birds molt their worn-out feathers”

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Photography

Winners of the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year contest

The winning images of the Bird Photographer of the Year contest include stunning photos of flamingos, gannets, Little Egret, and more … Read More “Winners of the 2018 Bird Photographer of the Year contest”

Nine top cameras for birders

Here are nine cameras that we like and suggest birders explore for their photography needs … Read More “Nine top cameras for birders”

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Video: A young hummingbird from hatchling to fledgling

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Eye candy: Toucans and barbets are must-see species in Costa Rica

No bird family captures the imagination like the toucans. Here’s an introduction to Costa Rica’s six members of the family and its two similar barbets … Read More “Eye candy: Toucans and barbets are must-see species in Costa Rica”

Cuba bird survey

Cuba bird survey in March 2019 with David Sibley

You are invited on an exclusive, U.S.-led and U.S.-managed birding program to Cuba sponsored by BirdWatching magazine in partnership with the Caribbean Conservation Trust, Inc., with special guest host David Allen Sibley, from March 2-11, 2019. For the fifth time, BirdWatching magazine, in collaboration with the Caribbean Conservation Trust (CCT), is promoting a birding program to Cuba, the Caribbean’s … Read More “Cuba bird survey in March 2019 with David Sibley”

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”