June 2016

From the Editor

Chuck Hagner

Standouts

Stories that may make you want to slow down a little when you’re birding.

Features

My top Big Year birds

My top Big Year birds

The most memorable birds and experiences from a record-setting global Big Year.

A flycatcher mystery

A flycatcher mystery

An acclaimed scientist and author deciphers the behavior of nesting Great Crested Flycatchers.

Compelled to care

Compelled to care

The strange bird that provided unexpected assistance to nesting Mountain Bluebirds.

Birding Great Gull Island

Birding Great Gull Island

Meet the colorful people who watch over the largest tern colony in the hemisphere.

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

Telling apart male and female waxwings, keeping wasps out of bluebird boxes, and more.

Birder at Large

Rite of spring

Rite of spring

Why I'm powerless to resist that old Big Day feeling.

Attracting Birds

Attracting families

Attracting families

Nests in your yard are delightful, most of the time.

Amazing Birds

Seeing with ears

Seeing with ears

How owls can find their prey even in total darkness.

ID Tips

Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Separating it from Philadelphia Vireo, and comparing eastern and western Warbling Vireos.

ID Toolkit

Song repertoires

Song repertoires

How the details of songs reveal details of birds' social lives.

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 Photo of the Week contest.