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July/August 2019

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Carrying the torch

How to honor the legacy of Bill Thompson III.

Features

Memory makers

Memory makers

The market for birder-friendly cameras and lenses is changing fast. Here’s what you need to know to find the right photography equipment for you.

For the greater good

For the greater good

New York’s Project Safe Flight volunteers take on the grim task of documenting birds that hit the city’s glass buildings.

Game changer

Game changer

Why a new board game is an unexpected gateway to birding.

South African safari superstars

South African safari superstars

A dozen amazing birds and other wildlife of the Rainbow Nation.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

What pellets tell us about screech-owl diets, and why feeder birds rarely show up during the middle of the day.

Birder at Large

A fundamental ritual

A fundamental ritual

Why field trips lie at the heart of birdwatching.

Amazing Birds

Sprite flight

Sprite flight

How hummingbirds fly is astonishing.

Attracting Birds

Missing silence

Missing silence

Our noisy world often stifles the joy of listening to birds.

ID Tips

Lucifer Hummingbird

Lucifer Hummingbird

How to identify the Southwestern specialty.

ID Toolkit

Keys to identifying shorebirds

Keys to identifying shorebirds

Start by learning to recognize the four distinct groups of beach-combers.

Hotspots Near You

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Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

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

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.