From the Editor
Where the saw-whets are
Why spring is the best time for Northern Saw-whet Owls along the shore of Lake Superior.
Backyards that birds love
Photos of five bird-friendly properties, along with tips from the homeowners.
Special: Snowy Owls
A gallery of photos of the Snowy Owls that invaded this winter.
My long walk
The amazing story of one man’s walk across Wisconsin for bird conservation.
See the Tablet Extras that we added to our April issue.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
The most dangerous bird, orioles’ weaving skills, and more.
Birder at Large
My new tougher standards for what makes a great hotspot.
Why the finches in your yard might shun Nyjer seed.
The amazing way that birds breathe.
Distinguish Lesser from Greater Prairie-Chicken.
How birds signal with colors and patterns.
Hotspots Near You
181. Luther Marsh WMA, Grand Valley, Ontario
A large marsh northwest of Toronto where you can find waterfowl, songbirds, bitterns, cranes, terns, and more.
182. Alley Pond Park, Queens, New York
This city park attracts lots of warblers, vireos, orioles, thrushes, and other songbirds in spring, rarities in fall, and waterfowl in winter.
183. Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Stevensville, Montana
Go to this refuge on the Bitterroot River south of Missoula for swans, hawks, warblers, kinglets, woodpeckers, and owls.
184. Mount Ord, Sunflower, Arizona
This steep mountain northeast of Phoenix is where to find Arizona’s mountain warblers — Virginia’s, Black-throated Gray, Grace’s, Olive, and Painted Redstart — and many other birds.