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March/April 2020

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Landmarks

Some heroes stand up for hawks and plovers, while others launch magazines for birders. I’m proud to know both.

Features

The hawkaholics of Philadelphia

The hawkaholics of Philadelphia

How amateur naturalists became hooked on the lives of urban Red-tailed Hawks.

The well-rounded birder

The well-rounded birder

Listing isn’t the be-all and end-all of birding. We also need to find joy in birds’ beauty and diversity.

Birding the Upper Texas Coast

Birding the Upper Texas Coast

An insider’s guide to 18 astounding hotspots in the Lone Star State.

Subtle songster

Subtle songster

Often overlooked, the little-studied Say’s Phoebe brings the wild close to home in western North America.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

Why birds fly into wind turbines and why backyard birds may sometimes abandon feeders.

Birder at Large

Clarion call

Clarion call

We have caused problems for birds in the past and fixed them, and we can do it again.

Attracting Birds

Shopping tips

Shopping tips

Advice on how to buy birdseed, suet, and other feeder fare.

Amazing Birds

The 200th issue

The 200th issue

Our founding editor recalls the early days of Birder’s World.

ID Tips

Specialty birds of Florida

Specialty birds of Florida

Tips for identifying "Cape Sable" Seaside Sparrow, Gray Kingbird, Black-whiskered Vireo, and other Sunshine State specialties.

ID Toolkit

Reading glances

Reading glances

Follow a bird’s gaze to find raptors.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

New books from David Sibley, Doug Tallamy, and Bernd Heinrich.
Your View

Your View

Photos taken by our readers.