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January/February 2019

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Time to act

Recent reports about climate change are distressing, but we don’t have time to wallow in the doom and gloom.

Features

Winter delights

Winter delights

A photo essay of 15 species, including Great Gray Owl, Gyrfalcon, and Lapland Longspur, to look for in North America during the coldest months.

A quest for snowcock

A quest for snowcock

By helicopters and horseback, here’s how one photographer pursued the elusive Himalayan Snowcock.

An unclear future

An unclear future

Despite its popularity with the public, Ecuador’s most endangered endemic hummingbird is rare, extremely localized, and not well known by scientists — even those who are trying to protect it.

Birding the land of cassowaries

Birding the land of cassowaries

A 1,000-mile journey through Queensland’s ancient rainforests reveals kookaburras, frogmouths, megapodes, pittas, and other iconic birds.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

Tips for using a caged feeder, an odd-looking pelican, and whether birds’ eyes change color.

Birder at Large

Filling the gaps

Filling the gaps

Why a day at a hawk watch involves more than simply watching birds.

Attracting Birds

Worth waiting for

Worth waiting for

Why backyard feeders may once again offer hemp seeds.

Amazing Birds

Beak abilities

Beak abilities

How birds exploit a wide range of food sources.

ID Tips

King Eider

King Eider

What to look for when identifying this northern sea duck.

ID Toolkit

Food, shelter required

Food, shelter required

How to find birds in extremely cold weather.

Hotspots Near You

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Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Your View

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.