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All That Breathes

Award-winning film shines light on bird rehabbers

‘Poetic’ and ‘inspirational’ film “All That Breathes” takes audiences into a bird clinic in India … Read More “Award-winning film shines light on bird rehabbers”

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Subscription scam targets BirdWatching customers

BirdWatching has learned that some of our customers have received bogus renewal notices from a company called PMB Pacific Magazine Billing LLC.
At least one … Read More “Subscription scam targets BirdWatching customers”

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In the News

Black-naped Pheasant-Pigeon

Pheasant-pigeon lost for 140 years rediscovered

An expedition with the Search for Lost Birds captured the first-ever photos and video of the Black-naped Pheasant-Pigeon … Read More “Pheasant-pigeon lost for 140 years rediscovered”

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Young godwit makes longest known nonstop flight ever

A Bar-tailed Godwit flew 8,425 miles for 11 days without stopping between Alaska and Tasmania … Read More “Young godwit makes longest known nonstop flight ever”

Female horseshoe crabs protected from bait harvest in Delaware Bay

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted last week to temporarily halt the harvest of female horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay, a crucial nesting area … Read More “Female horseshoe crabs protected from bait harvest in Delaware Bay”

Thick-billed Parrot

Old bone suggests long presence of Thick-billed Parrot in Southwest

Parrot remains found in 1,200-year-old archaeological sites suggest the species lived in nearby pine forests … Read More “Old bone suggests long presence of Thick-billed Parrot in Southwest”

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”

rare birds

Keep an open mind when identifying rare birds

When we spot an apparent rare bird, it’s critical to consider other possibilities … Read More “Keep an open mind when identifying rare birds”

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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”