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Songwriter’s new album inspired by birds

Stephanie Seymour turned her passions for birds and music into art … Read More “Songwriter’s new album inspired by birds”

Download a free guide to bird-photography hotspots

Ever since the first issue of Birder’s World magazine (the predecessor of BirdWatching), in 1987, we have published stories about places to go birding … Read More “Download a free guide to bird-photography hotspots”

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In the News

Hundreds of Chimney Swifts strike NASCAR building in Charlotte

Rehab facility in ‘desperate need’ of donations and volunteers to care for the surviving birds … Read More “Hundreds of Chimney Swifts strike NASCAR building in Charlotte”

climate

Audubon report: Climate change threatens nearly two-thirds of our birds

The Audubon report includes a new zip code-based tool you can use to see how climate change will affect birds where you live … Read More “Audubon report: Climate change threatens nearly two-thirds of our birds”

global wildlife trade

23% of world’s birds are bought and sold illegally, study says

Nearly one-fourth of the world’s bird species are bought and sold on the wildlife market, according to a new study. The research, published … Read More “23% of world’s birds are bought and sold illegally, study says”

Bird Identification

Wanderling Tattler

Identifying Wandering Tattler and Spotted Sandpiper

Use these pointers to identify Wandering Tattler, a shorebird that is essentially a Pacific Coast specialty … Read More “Identifying Wandering Tattler and Spotted Sandpiper”

Shorebirds feeding patterns

Keys to identifying shorebirds

Start by learning to recognize the four distinct groups of beach-combers … Read More “Keys to identifying shorebirds”

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10 bird species that are still here thanks to the Endangered Species Act

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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”