From the Editor
Return to Crane River
Changes highlighted by a pair of trips to Nebraska’s Platte 19 springs apart.
A yard like no other
The special ingredients that helped a Texas yard attract more birds than any other.
Sparrows by impression
The authors of a new Peterson Reference Guide describe a novel way to identify little brown jobs.
What beginners teach us
Beginning birdwatchers know a thing or two about birds, birding, beauty, and enthusiasm.
See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our April issue.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
Why Blue Jays imitate hawks, disappearing feeder birds, and more.
Birder at Large
Misidentifications are best
Why you gain when you get them wrong.
Focus on fine points
How photographing birds opened up a whole new world.
How to identify Louisiana and Northern Waterthrushes.
Find the singer
Simple tricks that will help you locate a singing bird.
Hotspots Near You
205. Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Key West, Florida
This lush garden just north of Key West has been called ‘one of the richest birding experiences in the lower Keys.’
206. August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, St. Charles, Missouri
Large area of forests and grasslands west of St. Louis is great for warblers, tanagers, ducks, hawks, and many more birds.
207. Kettleson Hogsback WMA, Spirit Lake, Iowa
More than 270 species have been recorded in this area of prairie-pothole marshes, lakes, oak woodlands, and remnant native prairie.
208. Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge, Fallon, Nevada
A wetland area east of Reno where you can find shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and more.