Special features

In-depth articles about birds, bird behavior, birding, and birdwatchers. From the pages of BirdWatching magazine.

Inspiring backyards


How birdwatchers in five states turned their yards into sanctuaries for birds — and how you can, too Read More

Eastern Golden Eagles and wind power


How researchers in a race with wind-power developers are shedding light on the habits, pathways, and winter haunts of a little-understood eastern migrant — the Golden Eagle Read More

Exceptional immigrant


140 years after its introduction in North America, pleasant, understated Eurasian Tree Sparrow continues to win fans and attract birders Read More

Michigan’s hawk mountain


Why a mountain on ­Michigan’s ­northernmost peninsula may be the best place in the country to watch ­northbound hawks in spring Read More

Winter treat for Downies


For a few weeks every year, goldenrods provide the Downy Woodpecker with just what it needs to survive a long, cold winter Read More

Ultimate falcon


The fabled Gyrfalcon wanders south from its northern haunts every winter, and sometimes it pursues its prey right under our noses Read More