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May/June 2019

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Common courtesy

When it comes to chasing rarities, sometimes we need to check our impulses.

Features

Dance of the Red Knot

Dance of the Red Knot

New hope emerges for the horseshoe crab — and the well-traveled shorebird that relies on it.

Taking flight

Taking flight

Ten years ago, birders in Ohio launched a new bird festival and had an assist when North America’s rarest warbler showed up.

Flower power

Flower power

A blooming hawthorn tree provides a spring birding bonus for Pennsylvania homeowners.

A birder discovers butterflies

A birder discovers butterflies

Why it’s worth aiming your binoculars down and trying your eye at the delicate beauties.

Dream destinations

Dream destinations

Nine top sites in the Americas where birders can see — and assist — birds of conservation concern.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

Whether Osprey always eat fish, clues left by a pigeon predator, and how birds deal with consuming salt.

Birder at Large

Blueprint for a Big Day

Blueprint for a Big Day

Advice for a fun and challenging 24 hours in the field.

Amazing Birds

Learning to sing

Learning to sing

How the cleverly wired avian brain enables young birds to carry a tune.

Attracting Birds

Keys to attracting orioles

Keys to attracting orioles

Oranges, nectar, and jelly can bring the pretty songbirds to your yard.

ID Tips

Snail Kite

Snail Kite

What to look for on this raptor that is expanding its range northward in Florida.

ID Toolkit

Understanding wing feathers

Understanding wing feathers

Focusing on wing coverts can lead to further insights about birds.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

8 new books for birders.
Your View

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.