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American Avocet

2022 Birds in Flight contest finalists

View photos of flying eagles, owls, hummingbirds, and more … Read More “2022 Birds in Flight contest finalists”

I'iwi

Feds designate critical habitat for threatened ‘I‘iwi

In late December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it plans to designate more than 275,000 acres as protected critical … Read More “Feds designate critical habitat for threatened ‘I‘iwi”

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American Avocet

2022 Birds in Flight contest finalists

View photos of flying eagles, owls, hummingbirds, and more … Read More “2022 Birds in Flight contest finalists”

All That Breathes nominated for Best Documentary

If it wins, it will become just the second bird-themed documentary honored by the Academy Awards after March of the Penguins … Read MoreAll That Breathes nominated for Best Documentary”

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A dream birding year

Pete Dunne’s advice for where and when to bird around North America for an extraordinary 12-plus months of finding birds … Read More “A dream birding year”

Study: Disturbances in magnetic field impact avian vagrancy

‘If the geomagnetic field experiences disturbance, it’s like using a distorted map that sends the birds off course … Read More “Study: Disturbances in magnetic field impact avian vagrancy”

Bird Identification

Great Egret identification tips

Use this advice to distinguish the egret from similar-looking egrets and herons … Read More “Great Egret identification tips”

appearance

How the appearance of birds can be deceiving

When birds move, their look can change due in part to the lengths of various feathers … Read More “How the appearance of birds can be deceiving”

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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”