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Barry the Barred Owl

10 heartwarming tweets about Barry the Barred Owl

Here’s a mix of tributes to the owl from across her Twitter fan base … Read More “10 heartwarming tweets about Barry the Barred Owl”

Membership Program

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

roadrunner

Roadrunner at border wall image wins photo contest

Alejandro Prieto won the grand prize for this image of a Greater Roadrunner stopped in its tracks at the border wall … Read More “Roadrunner at border wall image wins photo contest”

Neonicotinoids

EPA: Neonicotinoids harm vast majority of all endangered species

Three neonicotinoid insecticides likely harm all of the country’s 38 protected amphibians and roughly three fourths of all other endangered plants and animals, according … Read More “EPA: Neonicotinoids harm vast majority of all endangered species”

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh joins Lights Out movement to protect birds

Building owners are asked to turn off unnecessary lighting from midnight to 6 a.m. through November 15 … Read More “Pittsburgh joins Lights Out movement to protect birds”

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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2021 BirdWatching Photography Awards third place: Roseate Spoonbills

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”