From the Editor
Treasure of the Bering Sea
Red-legged Kittiwake makes its home on remote islands of Alaska and Russia, where it deals with nest-robbing foxes and gulls, the occasional earthquake, and warming ocean waters.
My kingfisher journey
How time well spent with secretive birds led a birder to see that we need a naturalist renaissance.
Birders do more than just watch birds. We’re also engaged in helping to conserve them — in all sorts of ways.
How conservationists are working to help the striking Green Avadavat, a popular cagebird endemic to India that faces a host of challenges.
Protecting backyard birds
Recent bird flu outbreak a reminder of birders’ responsibilities.
Birder at Large
From late June through September, dowitchers, yellowlegs, plovers, and the like help ease the malaise of summer birding.
Hotspots Near You
325. Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, New York
The park that is home to iconic waterfalls attracts waterfowl, raptors, and many gull species.
326. Crown Zellerbach Trail, Scappoose, Oregon
The eastern end of this 22-mile-long converted logging road has great year-round birding.