August 2016 From the Editor The best on Earth By Chuck Hagner Two articles in this issue shed light on the effectiveness of the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Features Causeway colony By Erika Zambello On Florida’s Panhandle, terns and skimmers are finding much-needed nesting habitat on gravel rooftops and bridges. Of the first magnitude By Terry Rich How the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act can finally become an effective tool for conserving birds. Game changer By Don Freiday An insider’s view of this year’s Champions of the Flyway bird race in Israel. Tablet Extras for August 2016 By the editors See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our August issue. Columns Since You Asked Answers to your questions By Julie Craves What kestrels eat, the purpose of hornbills' huge bills, and more. Birder at Large Come-see-ums By Pete Dunne On New Jersey's Bayshore, summer's the time for mudflats and marshes, not beaches. Attracting Birds Collateral damage By Laura Erickson Feeding birds entails serious responsibilities. Amazing Birds Siblicide By Eldon Greij Why a chick might kill one of its nest mates. ID Tips Harris's Hawk By Kenn Kaufman What to look for to distinguish Harris's from other dark raptors. ID Toolkit Scanning with purpose By David Sibley How to use your binoculars to find more birds. Hotspots Near You 237. Patagonia Mountains, Patagonia, Arizona This 15-mile-long mountain range within Coronado National Forest is home to Elegant Trogon, Plain-capped Starthroat, and other southwestern specialties. By Jennie MacFarland Published: 6/28/2016 238. Highland Rookery, Highland, Indiana This city park is the site of a Great Blue Heron rookery, and it's where to find ducks, owls, shorebirds, and songbirds. By Nancy Coltun Webster Published: 6/28/2016 239. Penticton Marina and Esplanade, Penticton, British Columbia The adjacent sites, on the southeastern shore of Okanagan Lake, are great spots for waterfowl, gulls, hawks, owls, jays, and more. By Laure Wilson Neish Published: 6/28/2016 240. Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, McBaine, Missouri This hotspot, on the Missouri River southwest of Columbia, hosts about 270 species, including shorebirds, sparrows, ducks, and pelicans. By Eric Reuter Published: 6/28/2016 Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Your View Reader-submitted photographs, including 50-year-old images from Midway Island. Bookshelf Reviews of Baby Birds, by Julie Zickefoose, and two titles about drawing and coloring birds.