From the Editor
Time to act
Recent reports about climate change are distressing, but we don’t have time to wallow in the doom and gloom.
A photo essay of 15 species, including Great Gray Owl, Gyrfalcon, and Lapland Longspur, to look for in North America during the coldest months.
A quest for snowcock
By helicopters and horseback, here’s how one photographer pursued the elusive Himalayan Snowcock.
An unclear future
Despite its popularity with the public, Ecuador’s most endangered endemic hummingbird is rare, extremely localized, and not well known by scientists — even those who are trying to protect it.
Birding the land of cassowaries
A 1,000-mile journey through Queensland’s ancient rainforests reveals kookaburras, frogmouths, megapodes, pittas, and other iconic birds.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
Tips for using a caged feeder, an odd-looking pelican, and whether birds’ eyes change color.
Birder at Large
Filling the gaps
Why a day at a hawk watch involves more than simply watching birds.
Worth waiting for
Why backyard feeders may once again offer hemp seeds.
How birds exploit a wide range of food sources.
What to look for when identifying this northern sea duck.
Food, shelter required
How to find birds in extremely cold weather.
Hotspots Near You
285. Avocado Lake Park, Fresno County, California
Located east of Fresno, this county park is good for loons, eagles, Lawrence's Goldfinch, and spring migrants.
286. Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Gustavus, Alaska
Visit via cruise ship in summer to see murres, alcids, guillemots, puffins, bears, calving glaciers, and other natural wonders.