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Spotted Lanternfly

How to control spotted lanternflies without harming birds

Contributing Editor Julie Craves answers a reader’s question about dealing with invasive insects without putting birds in harm’s way … Read More “How to control spotted lanternflies without harming birds”

Bird Identification

Identifying Williamson’s Sapsucker

How to distinguish this western woodpecker from Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Gila Woodpecker … Read More “Identifying Williamson’s Sapsucker”


Understanding birds’ habitat can help you identify them

A successful birder will be able to use habitat as a clue to identifying birds — and also quickly set it aside when necessary … Read More “Understanding birds’ habitat can help you identify them”

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Pro sports teams named for birds

Birds have inspired many team nicknames, including the names of pro sports teams in baseball, football, basketball, and hockey … Read More “Pro sports teams named for birds”

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Locations & Travel

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”

Return to Crane River

Trips to the Platte 19 years apart highlight changes — not in birds, but people … Read More “Return to Crane River”

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”