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September/October 2019

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

No mere bird

Aldo Leopold’s iconic 1937 quote about the Sandhill Crane applies just as well to the Whooping Crane in 2019. 

Features

A cloudy future

A cloudy future

Whooping Cranes have made a steady return from the brink of extinction, but sea-level rise due to climate change poses a serious coming threat.

Photography tips

Photography tips

Practice shooting pictures of harriers and swallows to be ready to photograph other fast-flying species.

Expert angler

Expert angler

Wary and elusive, the lone Belted Kingfisher is all business when it comes to catching fish.

Fall and winter festivals

Fall and winter festivals

81 birding events on tap from now through next March.

Drying up

Drying up

Dramatic ecological changes threaten California’s bird-rich Salton Sea.

Columns

Since you asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

When Burrowing Owls sleep, what makes a group of hawks a “kettle,” and the northernmost nesting birds.

Birder at Large

Idyllic and iconic

Idyllic and iconic

At Hog Island Audubon Camp, you can learn, bird, and indulge your senses.

Amazing Birds

North America’s raptors

North America’s raptors

A primer on hawks, eagles, and their kin.

Attracting Birds

Paying attention

Paying attention

During fall migration, carefully check your trees and shrubs to spot birds that can be easy to miss.

ID Tips

Wandering Tattler

Wandering Tattler

What to look for to identify this western sandpiper.

ID Toolkit

A closer look at crows

A closer look at crows

Why a crow might not appear to be “all black.”

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Reviews of new Peterson guides, a book about the therapeutic value of birding, and more.
Your View

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.