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How the North American bird checklist is changing in 2019

Blue-throated Hummingbird has a new name, Peterson’s Sparrow is rejected, and more … Read More “How the North American bird checklist is changing in 2019”

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How the North American bird checklist is changing in 2019

Blue-throated Hummingbird has a new name, Peterson’s Sparrow is rejected, and more … Read More “How the North American bird checklist is changing in 2019”

Piping Plovers

Piping Plovers, concert conflicts, and rising waters

Piping Plover nesting season is in full swing, and the endangered shorebird is generating its fair share of headlines this spring. Here’s a summary … Read More “Piping Plovers, concert conflicts, and rising waters”

Prothonotary Warblers

Study: Nearly all Prothonotary Warblers winter in northern Colombia

Geolocators reveal that Prothonotary Warblers rely on two Central American stopover sites and a relatively small wintering area in Colombia … Read More “Study: Nearly all Prothonotary Warblers winter in northern Colombia”

Bird Identification

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Tips for identifying Bell’s Vireo

With photographs from Brian E. Small, author Kenn Kaufman provides tips for identifying Bell’s Vireo … Read More “Tips for identifying Bell’s Vireo”

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What birders should know about wing feathers

Focusing on wing coverts can lead to further insights about birds … Read More “What birders should know about wing feathers”

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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”