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Beautiful, bimonthly BirdWatching magazine (formerly Birder’s World) appeals to every bird enthusiast — from backyard birdwatcher to serious birder. Subscribers receive helpful hints for attracting and feeding birds, handy identification tips, photography pointers, info about where to find birds, superb color photography, and much more! Click the corners of the cover below to see inside!

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May/June 2022

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Earth to Congress: Help!

Are members of Congress not aware of the twin emergencies of climate change and the extinction crisis?

Features

A passion for Prothonotaries

A passion for Prothonotaries

Why birders in Jackson, Mississippi, pay close attention to the breeding success of their local Prothonotary Warblers.

Surrounded on Pipeline Road

Surrounded on Pipeline Road

Army ants cornered a birding group along Panama’s famed hotspot, leading to a bevy of bird sightings.

Find the Birds

Find the Birds

How a mobile game is making a positive impact on conservation.

Columns

Attracting Birds

Summer precautions

Summer precautions

How to continue feeding birds after the weather warms up.

Birder at Large

A harvest of audio riches

A harvest of audio riches

To enjoy a lifetime of birding memories, enhance your skills at identifying birds by sound.

ID Tips

Violet-green Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Tips for identifying the various plumages and distinguishing the species from Tree Swallow.

ID Toolkit

Appreciating wingbars

Appreciating wingbars

Why it’s worth learning about the variety of colors and patterns that appear on a bird’s folded wing.

Photographing Birds

The home field advantage

The home field advantage

How to get started photographing birds in your yard and why it’s worth the effort.

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Recent news about avian flu in North America, Andean Condor, Puerto Rican Parrot, and more.
On the Wire

On the Wire

World Migratory Bird Day’s 2022 theme, a film about prairie birds, and two podcasts we like. Plus, seven new books about birds and birders.
Contest Winners

Contest Winners

The three winning photos from our Bird Portrait Contest.