Leading Off

New coloring book highlights 12 Black birders

Book profiles Tykee James, Corina Newsome, Mamie Parker, J. Drew Lanham, and others … Read More “New coloring book highlights 12 Black birders”

Prothonotary

10 places to find Prothonotary Warbler

Locations from Minnesota to South Carolina to Colombia where you can spot this beautiful warbler … Read More “10 places to find Prothonotary Warbler”

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In the News

Red-billed Leiothrix

New invasive bird in Britain: Red-billed Leiothrix

A tiny but loud, brightly colored songbird from subtropical Asia could be emerging as a new invasive species in Britain, threatening to dominate the dawn … Read More “New invasive bird in Britain: Red-billed Leiothrix”

Christian Cooper

Christian Cooper to host new National Geographic TV show

The show will take viewers into the wild, wonderful, and unpredictable world of birds … Read More “Christian Cooper to host new National Geographic TV show”

Prothonotary Warblers

A passion for Prothonotary Warblers

Why a birding group in Jackson, Mississippi, pays close attention to the breeding success of its local Prothonotary Warblers … Read More “A passion for Prothonotary Warblers”

Bird Identification

Violet-green Swallow, adult male. June in Mono County, California. Photo by Brian E. Small

How to identify Violet-green Swallow

Use these tips to distinguish this swallow from Tree Swallow … Read More “How to identify Violet-green Swallow”

variability in songbirds

David Sibley explains variability in songbirds

Why the appearance of first-year birds in the same species can differ significantly … Read More “David Sibley explains variability in songbirds”

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Photography

2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest First Place: Blue Jays

Maureen Hills-Urbat of Rockyview County, Alberta, is the winner of our first Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest with this image of squabbling Blue … Read More “2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest First Place: Blue Jays”

2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest Second Place: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The photo’s sharp, detailed look at the moment a tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird preyed on a much smaller insect earned high praise … Read More “2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest Second Place: Ruby-throated Hummingbird”

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2021 Backyard and City Birds Photo Contest Third Place: Carolina Wrens

Photos of the day: May 1-15, 2022

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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

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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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Panama Fruit Feeders camera

Watch the video feed from Canopy Lodge here … Read More “Panama Fruit Feeders camera”

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”