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May/June 2020

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Bird on!

Despite the pandemic, our commitment to covering the world of birds and birding remains strong.

Features

Nocturnal revelations

Nocturnal revelations

A Montana study into birds’ nighttime flight calls could drastically alter what we know about birds and how to protect them.

Releasing hope into the world

Releasing hope into the world

A bird-banding station on the Appalachian Trail sits at the intersection of hiking, science, and wonder.

True blue

True blue

How a tiny butterfly saved one of the world’s last inland pine barrens — and why that matters for its birds.

Birding festivals 101

Birding festivals 101

13 tips to make your next birding festival fantastic.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

Why a robin would protect an empty nest, reasons not to use lime on your lawn, and birds attracted to winterberry.

Birder at Large

The Red-tail transect

The Red-tail transect

A cross-country road trip produces lots of raptors — and a renewed appreciation for our rich birdlife.

Attracting Birds

GMO products in bird food

GMO products in bird food

Why we should think twice before offering birds food with corn.

Amazing Birds

Taking the long way

Taking the long way

A few bird species make astounding annual migrations.

ID Tips

Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope

Tips for identifying the various plumages of our most distinctive phalarope.

ID Toolkit

4 versions, 1 species

4 versions, 1 species

Northern Flicker’s fascinating color differences explained.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Photo contest winners

Photo contest winners

The winning images from our recent Bird Portrait Contest.
Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Recent books covering photography, birdsong, penguins, and more.