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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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Our 20 most popular Instagram photos in 2020

Our most-liked photos included images of woodpeckers, cardinals, owls, buntings, redpolls, and more … Read More “Our 20 most popular Instagram photos in 2020”

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”

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker’s fascinating color differences explained

David Sibley describes the two common forms of Northern Flicker — Red-shafted and Yellow-Shafted — as well as intergrades and rare abnormally colored birds … Read More “Northern Flicker’s fascinating color differences explained”

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Photography

2020 Color of Birds contest first place: Orange-breasted Bunting

Bob Graham’s photo of an Orange-breasted Bunting from western Mexico won the top prize in our contest … Read More “2020 Color of Birds contest first place: Orange-breasted Bunting”

2020 Color of Birds contest second place: Scarlet Macaw

Philip Witt made this stunning photo of a Scarlet Macaw at a clay lick in eastern Ecuador … Read More “2020 Color of Birds contest second place: Scarlet Macaw”

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2020 Color of Birds contest third place: White-necked Jacobin

Photos of the day: December 1-15, 2020

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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”

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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”