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Jeopardy

BirdWatchingDaily was a source for Jeopardy!

A survey of our readers sparked an answer and question about an endangered bird on the popular game show … Read More “BirdWatchingDaily was a source for Jeopardy!

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BirdWatching Membership Program offers premium ID and photo content

Benefits for members include invitations to quarterly webinars featuring David Sibley, Kenn Kaufman, and other experts … Read More “BirdWatching Membership Program offers premium ID and photo content”

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In the News

balloon-release bans

Balloon-release bans benefit birds, other wildlife

Editor’s note: Updated with information about Maine’s new law. Four eastern states are stepping up in the fight to reduce balloon litter, which … Read More “Balloon-release bans benefit birds, other wildlife”

Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Bill would strengthen Migratory Bird Treaty Act

‘We must ensure that longstanding protections for birds are fully maintained while providing greater regulatory certainty … Read More “Bill would strengthen Migratory Bird Treaty Act”

bird-friendly building

Developers sue over bird-friendly building code

A case in Madison, Wisconsin, is the first ever legal challenge to a bird-friendly building ordinance … Read More “Developers sue over bird-friendly building code”

colorblind

Refuge to unveil scope for colorblind visitors

Florida’s J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island will be the first national wildlife refuge to expand its accessibility initiatives to … Read More “Refuge to unveil scope for colorblind visitors”

Bird Identification

Tufted Titmouse

Identifying North America’s five titmouse species

Kenn Kaufman explains what to look for on these familiar and popular backyard birds … Read More “Identifying North America’s five titmouse species”

finches and sparrows

Learn to differentiate finches and sparrows

Use these tips to identify two of the most prominent groups of streaky brown birds … Read More “Learn to differentiate finches and sparrows”

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Photography

What is the ‘most Instagrammable’ bird? Study says frogmouths

Other bird families at the top of the list were colorful pigeons, emerald turacos, and distinctive hoopoes … Read More “What is the ‘most Instagrammable’ bird? Study says frogmouths”

2020 Bird Portrait Contest first place: Cedar Waxwing

Andy Raupp’s photo of this berry-flipping waxwing won the top prize in the contest. Congrats, Andy … Read More “2020 Bird Portrait Contest first place: Cedar Waxwing”

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2020 BirdWatching Photography Awards first place: White-tailed Kites

Photos of the Day: July 16-31, 2021

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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

birdfeeding shopping list

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”

native plants

Tips for finding and growing native plants for birds

This excerpt from Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife explains how to purchase native plants for your yard … Read More “Tips for finding and growing native plants for birds”

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”