From the Editor
Jewel of the swamp
What we’re learning about beautiful golden Prothonotary Warbler.
Amazing, accessible Alaska
The Kenai Peninsula delivers great birds with all the conveniences.
Invitation to observe
How participating in a Breeding Bird Atlas makes you a better birder.
Champions for birds
Photos of birds and birders from the second Champions of the Flyway competition in Israel.
See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our August issue.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
Turkey beards, pennies in birdbaths, and Red-breasted Nuthatch irruptions.
Birder at Large
The benefits of bad-weather birding.
Identifying juvenile songbirds
Eastern Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow, and more.
Hotspots Near You
213. Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve, Grafton, Wisconsin
A shoreline preserve north of Milwaukee that is a great spot for spring and fall migrants.
214. Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California
The eight-mile-long, one-mile-wide centerpiece of Yosemite National Park is a good spot for owls, woodpeckers, tanagers, and more birds.
215. Fort Hill, Eastham, Massachusetts
This historic area near the southern end of Cape Cod National Seashore is where to find warblers, shorebirds, ducks, and hawks.
216. Lafayette Heritage Trail Park, Tallahassee, Florida
This 795-acre park allows close access to Wood Storks, herons, egrets, ibises, terns, and other waterbirds.