Special features

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

Marvel of the high arctic


Working in the low light of the midnight sun, a scientist at the top of the world reveals why the Red Knot is a marvel of biological engineering Read More

Island rest stop


An experienced tour leader looks at Maine’s Monhegan Island the way a migrating bird sees it Read More

You’ve got bird mail


Five stories show how birdwatchers from coast to coast are using the internet to inform, entertain, connect, and inspire Read More

The house effect


Houses built in prairies, forests, and scrubland have a predictable, dramatic effect on birds — but why? Read More