July/August 2020 Features Birds, now more than ever By Kenn Kaufman During this time of extreme uncertainty, birds have the power to lift us up. A year with Carolina Wrens By Jo Ann Abell Through the seasons with the hardy, honey-voiced songbirds of the East. Slipping over to the dark side By Jim Burns How a lifelong birder discovered the joys and challenges of dragonflies and damselflies. Nature’s bird feeders By Douglas W. Tallamy To create productive landscapes for birds, grow native plants and trees that provide the largest number of edible insects. Good birders: Corina Newsome By Matt Mendenhall One of birding’s social media stars found her way thanks to a mentor who took her under her wing. Columns Photographing Birds Do no harm By Marie Read An expert photographer’s advice on the ethics of bird photography. Birder at Large The quail connection By Pete Dunne A mutual appreciation for California’s state bird cements an important relationship. Amazing Birds Those brainy birds By Eldon Greij Why science misunderstood birds’ brains for a century — and what we now know. Attracting Birds Pandemic birding By Laura Erickson When we’re hunkering down, backyard birding can do the heart good. ID Tips The titmouse team By Kenn Kaufman How to identify North America's five species of titmouse. ID Toolkit Flight clues By David Sibley How a bird flies and moves in foliage can help you identify it. Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Bookshelf New books about the real James Bond, the world’s largest owl, Teddy Roosevelt, and more. Your View Readers' photos of of Yellow-breasted Chat, Hooded Oriole, Harpy Eagle, and more. Stay in touch with BirdWatching Keep up to date on all the latest birding news and info. Sign Up for Our Free Newsletter!