New on our site: 8 great articles about birds and birding

10/31/2013 | 0


Why I love birdwatching by Frank Zufall, October 2013

Thanks to our hard-working intern Emily Hutton, we have recently posted eight great articles about birds and birding from past issues of the magazine. Each one is a treat; they include profiles of Great Horned Owl and Roseate Spoonbill, a beautiful essay about two Massachusetts birding legends, and a newspaper reporter’s commentary on his love of birding (above). The stories are listed below, and you can find them cross-posted in the Backyard, Birds, Birding, or Conservation sections of this site. Enjoy!

A time to kill?
How the Barred Owl’s success in the Pacific Northwest is forcing managers to think the unthinkable. Charles Bergman, October 2012.

Why sapsuckers often choose to make their nests in living, not dead, trees — and aspens in particular. Warren Uxley, October 2012.

Great silent hunter
Why late fall and early winter are the best times to listen for the Great Horned Owl. James D. Ray, December 2012.

In search of pink gold
Why the fate of the Everglades is tied to the fortunes of its most stunning bird, the Roseate Spoonbill. Mac Stone, February 2013.

Whip-poor-will synchronicity
Two local birding legends were always first to hear the hopeful song that inspired Faulkner. John R. Nelson, June 2013.

Most wanted
Our readers want to see these 10 species more than any others. Matt Mendenhall, August 2013.

My once-in-a-lifetime hummingbird
Neither Hurricane Sandy nor winter snow could budge this feisty Rufous Hummingbird from its perch in eastern Pennsylvania. Suzanne Kimball, October 2013.

Why I love birdwatching
How a pair of better binoculars, Aldo Leopold, and the death of my parents combined to make me a birdwatcher. Frank Zufall, October 2013.