June 2014

From the Editor

Chuck Hagner

Taking pictures ethically

Always put the welfare of the birds first.

Features

Hidden today, found tomorrow

Hidden today, found tomorrow

Pinyon Jay and Clark’s Nutcracker are two super-smart seed-caching jays.

Build it and they will come

Build it and they will come

15 steps to follow to set up a backyard photo studio.

Watercolors

Watercolors

How to use a homemade water fountain to attract colorful warblers.

Books for birdwatchers

Books for birdwatchers

Our mid-year roundup of new books about birds.

Tablet Extras

Tablet Extras

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

Columns

Since You Asked

Answers to your questions

Answers to your questions

Crumbly suet, balloon woes, nuthatch displays, and more.

Birder at Large

Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

How four kind people helped turn curiosity into a career.

Attracting Birds

Moments of grace

Moments of grace

Who benefits most when an empty feeder is finally filled?

Amazing Birds

Ain't misbehavin'

Ain't misbehavin'

Avian mating strategies are as diverse as the birds themselves.

ID Tips

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Why bill color is not the best field mark for cuckoos.

ID Toolkit

Reading the signs

Reading the signs

How to use nesting behavior to help identify 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 the winner of our regular Photo of the Week contest.
Fieldcraft

Fieldcraft

A photo taken by a reader, along with a description of how the photographer got the shot.