August 2013 From the Editor We have a new website! By Chuck Hagner Editor Chuck Hagner describes our new and improved website, including our photo galleries, birding hotspots, and ID articles, and he outlines the new purpose and spirit that drives what we put online. Features Most wanted By Matt Mendenhall The 10 most-wanted birds in the United States and Canada, plus 10 things you didn’t know about each. The whole world in my hand By Meg Scherch Peterson On a windy western mountaintop, a birdwatcher holds a hawk normally seen migrating high overhead. City duck By Jerome A. Jackson Reviled and loved, introduced and occurring naturally, the Muscovy is our most contradictory duck. How to see most-wanted birds By Chuck Hagner and Matt Mendenhall Viewing locations, festivals, and tours for the 10 most-wanted species in North America. Columns Since You Asked Answers to your questions By Julie Craves Whether Eastern Bluebirds nest in western Nebraska, thunder and eggs, Great Horned Owls that eat porcupines, and Julie’s spark bird. Birder at Large Canyon condors By Pete Dunne The magnetic appeal and undeniable importance of California Condor. Attracting Birds Windows of opportunity By Laura Erickson How small window-mounted feeders prevent window collisions. Amazing Birds Billboard birds By Eldon Greij The colorful plumages and gaudy displays of birds-of-paradise. ID Tips Lesser Yellowlegs By Kenn Kaufman How to distinguish Lesser Yellowlegs from Greater Yellowlegs and Solitary Sandpiper. ID Toolkit Wing shape By David Sibley Why wing shape varies from bird to bird, and why you can rely on it as a field mark. Hotspots Near You 165. Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, Red Deer, Alberta Alberta's first migratory-bird sanctuary is a great spot for waterfowl, woodpeckers, and songbirds. By Judy Boyd Published: 6/21/2013 166. Mount Lemmon, Tucson, Arizona The highest peak in the Santa Catalina Mountains is where to see Arizona's specialty warblers, including Grace's, Red-faced, and Olive. By Erin Olmstead Published: 6/21/2013 167. Mendocino Headlands State Park, Mendocino, California A state park on the Pacific Ocean where the scenery is as spectacular as the birds. By Chuck Graham Published: 6/21/2013 168. Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall, Manitoba A prairie just north of Winnipeg where hundreds of thousands of southbound waterfowl stop over in fall. By Jacques Bourgeois Published: 6/21/2013 Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Your View Reader-submitted photographs, including the winner of our regular Photo of the Week contest. Fieldcraft A photo taken by a reader, along with a description of how the photographer got the shot.