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December 2018

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Inspirations

Gifts that can spark a love of birding.

Features

Gear up!

Gear up!

A basic primer on dressing for whatever Mother Nature serves up.

Holiday gift guide

Holiday gift guide

Binoculars, spotting scopes, cameras, and other gear we like.

The wild parrots of America

The wild parrots of America

Thousands of free-flying parrots of more than 20 species are challenging the way we think about invasive and native birds — and even ornithological history.

When nature throws curve balls

When nature throws curve balls

Improve your bird-ID skills with these strategies for dealing with weather, poor light, and other obstacles to clear views of birds.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

How to determine where a banded bird comes from, and why Mourning Doves are able to nest nearly year-round.

Attracting Birds

Next-level feeding

Next-level feeding

Why birdwatchers should take part in Project FeederWatch. Plus, how to attract winter finches.

Amazing Birds

The eyes have it

The eyes have it

How avian vision works.

ID Tips

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Williamson’s Sapsucker

How to differentiate this western woodpecker from Yellow-bellied and Gila Sapsuckers.

ID Toolkit

Winter flocks

Winter flocks

To identify distant waterbirds, learn their flocking behavior.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Your View

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.