August 2016

From the Editor

Chuck Hagner

The best on Earth

Two articles in this issue shed light on the effectiveness of the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Features

Causeway colony

Causeway colony

On Florida’s Panhandle, terns and skimmers are finding much-needed nesting habitat on gravel rooftops and bridges.

Of the first magnitude

Of the first magnitude

How the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act can finally become an effective tool for conserving birds.

Game changer

Game changer

An insider’s view of this year’s Champions of the Flyway bird race in Israel.

Tablet Extras for August 2016

Tablet Extras for August 2016

See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our August issue.

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

What kestrels eat, the purpose of hornbills' huge bills, and more.

Birder at Large

Come-see-ums

Come-see-ums

On New Jersey's Bayshore, summer's the time for mudflats and marshes, not beaches.

Attracting Birds

Collateral damage

Collateral damage

Feeding birds entails serious responsibilities.

Amazing Birds

Siblicide

Siblicide

Why a chick might kill one of its nest mates.

ID Tips

Harris's Hawk

Harris's Hawk

What to look for to distinguish Harris's from other dark raptors.

ID Toolkit

Scanning with purpose

Scanning with purpose

How to use your binoculars to find more birds.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation.
Your View

Your View

Reader-submitted photographs, including 50-year-old images from Midway Island.
Bookshelf

Bookshelf

Reviews of Baby Birds, by Julie Zickefoose, and two titles about drawing and coloring birds.