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March/April 2019

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

Tackling problems

World Migratory Bird Day is raising awareness about plastic pollution. 

Features

A spring twilight spectacular

A spring twilight spectacular

An excursion to see and hear the American Woodcock’s courtship display strikes gold, near a place that woodcocks helped save from development.

Birding Canada’s Riviera

Birding Canada’s Riviera

Sixteen must-see birding hotspots along the northern shore of Lake Erie, in southern Ontario.

Honduras: A birder’s view

Honduras: A birder’s view

The Central American country is a meeting point for the birds of the Americas — and a terrific destination for birders.

Spring and summer festivals

Spring and summer festivals

A roundup of birding events throughout North America from April through August.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

How birds avoid being poisoned by the seeds of plants. And how traps for an invasive insect can harm birds.

Birder at Large

Be a birding ambassador

Be a birding ambassador

How to recruit new birders into our ranks.

Amazing Birds

How many youngsters?

How many youngsters?

A variety of factors affect the optimum clutch size for each bird species.

Attracting Birds

Avoiding rats

Avoiding rats

Stop ground feeding and add seed catchers to deter the rodents.

ID Tips

Bell's Vireo

Bell's Vireo

How to recognize the various subspecies of this bottomlands songbird.

ID Toolkit

Habitat as a clue

Habitat as a clue

Understanding where birds live can help you identify them.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

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

Your View

Photos submitted by readers.