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January/February 2020

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Snowies in winter

Why a Snowy Owl sighting is an opportunity to “wow” your children or grandchildren. 

Features

The rescuers

The rescuers

When Snowy Owls turn up near airport runways, these heroes go to work to move them to safety.

Birdwatching with children

Birdwatching with children

How to nurture — or spark — your kids’ interest in birds.

Raised by birders

Raised by birders

A daughter of ornithologists reminisces about her unusual childhood and the eternal truths she learned from her parents’ love of birds.

Birding hallowed ground

Birding hallowed ground

Searching for Chuck-will’s-widows along the pathways of Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad.

Roadrunner surprises

Roadrunner surprises

Close observations of an iconic bird of the desert southwest reveal rarely seen behaviors.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

Julie answers reader questions about cardinal plumage, birds with deformities, and what Barred Owls prey on.

Birder at Large

'Wow...wow...wow'

'Wow...wow...wow'

Why it’s not possible to have a bad birding day in Cape May.

Attracting Birds

The ripple effect

The ripple effect

How a “culture of conservation” can reduce threats to our birds.

Amazing Birds

Hooks, bait, and drop zones

Hooks, bait, and drop zones

Various ways that birds around the world use tools.

ID Tips

Pygmy Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

Learn the differences between Pygmy and Brown-headed Nuthatches and why they can't be identified by range alone.

ID Toolkit

Tips for tropical birding

Tips for tropical birding

Basic binocular skills can help you locate birds within dense foliage.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Your View

Your View

Photos from our readers.