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November/December 2021

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

The outsiders

Why our guide to non-native songbirds with limited North American ranges is valuable. 

Features

Foreign exchange

Foreign exchange

A guide to the exotic songbirds of the lower 48 states and southern Canada.

Defending the air wolf

Defending the air wolf

Throughout the Harpy Eagle’s range in Central America and South America, a small army of dedicated protectors do all they can to save the massive raptor.

Rescue at sea

Rescue at sea

How a pair of whale researchers turned their attention to saving animals and plants on islands around the world.

Columns

Attracting Birds

If not now, when?

If not now, when?

Nowhere is safe from climate change impacts — for birds or people.

Birder at Large

No excuse for boredom

No excuse for boredom

As long as birds exist and we birders have the latitude to engage them, life is a sensory and intellectual feast.

ID Tips

Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck

Tips for identifying the various plumages of this beautiful diver.

ID Toolkit

Taking a close look at feathers

Taking a close look at feathers

How the sizes of birds’ various feathers influence color patterns.

Amazing Birds

Handle with care

Handle with care

How researchers uncovered the link between poison dart frogs in Colombia and a small number of toxic bird species in Papua New Guinea.

Photographing Birds

The lens chase

The lens chase

Why it’s worth looking at lenses from brands other than those that make your camera.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

New searches planned for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, no answers on summer bird disease, satellite tracking Black Scoters, a fresh look at Sharp-shinned Hawks, and more.
On the Wire

On the Wire

The winner of the Bird Photographer of the Year contest, birders on TikTok, this year’s Birds in Art exhibition, books about flight photography, art, and parrots, and gift ideas for birders.
Your View

Your View

Readers' photos of of Black-necked Stilt, Boreal Chickadee, Northern Parula, and more.