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Feature photo: A show-off Rufous Hummingbird from Louisiana

This photo of a Rufous Hummingbird was taken by Helena Reynolds. It ran in “Your View” in our August 2014 issue. “Your View” is a popular four- to six-page section that appears in every issue of BirdWatching. We love it because it’s where we get to showcase readers’ photos and print their stories about encounters with … Read More “Feature photo: A show-off Rufous Hummingbird from Louisiana”

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Reader photo: A Barred Owl makes a magnificent subject on a frigid Minnesota day

The -20°F temperature in north-central Minnesota in early March didn’t seem to bother this Barred Owl. Kevin Yopp of Grand Rapids saw it regularly in his yard during the brutally cold winter of 2013-14. The bird liked to hunt mice and voles that had burrowed under the snow to eat sunflower seeds dropped from a … Read More “Reader photo: A Barred Owl makes a magnificent subject on a frigid Minnesota day”

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Reader photo: Dragonfly makes one-of-a-kind Gray Jay image

Bloomingdale Bog, near Lake Placid, is the best place to see Gray Jay in New York’s Adirondacks region. Reader Doug Emlin made his first visit last October and found the bird above after hiking only half a mile. The jay was holding a dragonfly. Emlin had to move fast to shoot the photo before the … Read More “Reader photo: Dragonfly makes one-of-a-kind Gray Jay image”

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Four ways you can get your photos published with BirdWatching

We love looking at photographs of birds, and we want to see yours! There are four ways you can share your pictures with us: 1. In our online photo galleries We have six to choose from. Each is filled with beautiful, interesting photos taken by birdwatchers just like you. Participants post and view images every day, … Read More “Four ways you can get your photos published with BirdWatching”

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Reader photo: The golden light of the setting sun illuminates a waterbird spectacle

The Santa Cruz Harbor is a man-made inlet on Monterey Bay on the coast of central California. A 60-foot-tall lighthouse stands at the entrance. Each evening last fall, hundreds of Brown Pelicans, gulls, and other birds flew in to feed on anchovies, and Rainey Shuler photographed the spectacle. She stopped often after work and, over … Read More “Reader photo: The golden light of the setting sun illuminates a waterbird spectacle”

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