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November/December 2019

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Your year in review

What were your birding highlights in 2019? 

Features

Welcoming owls home

Welcoming owls home

The restoration of Burrowing Owls on an old Army base is a hopeful sign for the future of the species.

The last Ruby-throat

The last Ruby-throat

Reflections on a tardy hummingbird that found fuel for its journey in a Mississippi farmyard.

Great birds with bad names

Great birds with bad names

Ten North American species whose names just don’t pass the sniff test.

Directory of birding-tour providers

Directory of birding-tour providers

More than 175 organizations worldwide that offer trips designed to find lots of birds.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

House Wrens and crow vocalizations, and how to legally share bird nests with preschool children.

Birder at Large

My take on listing

My take on listing

Not every birdwatcher keeps a life list — and that’s OK.

Attracting Birds

Counting chickadees

Counting chickadees

Why it’s difficult to tally your backyard chickadees.

Amazing Birds

Storage masters

Storage masters

Clark’s Nutcracker and Pinyon Jay cache food — and remember its location with astonishing accuracy

ID Tips

American Tree Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow

How to tell it apart from Chipping, Field, and Swamp Sparrows.

ID Toolkit

Waterbirds in winter

Waterbirds in winter

How sleeping postures can help you identify distant waterbirds.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Reviews of new field guides, a biography, compelling essays, and a book of thrilling bird art.