March/April 2019 From the Editor Tackling problems By Matt Mendenhall World Migratory Bird Day is raising awareness about plastic pollution. Features A spring twilight spectacular By Adam Gattuso An excursion to see and hear the American Woodcock’s courtship display strikes gold, near a place that woodcocks helped save from development. Birding Canada’s Riviera By Jerry Uhlman Sixteen must-see birding hotspots along the northern shore of Lake Erie, in southern Ontario. Honduras: A birder’s view By Sophie A. H. Osborn The Central American country is a meeting point for the birds of the Americas — and a terrific destination for birders. Spring and summer festivals By Matt Mendenhall A roundup of birding events throughout North America from April through August. Columns Since You Asked Answers to your questions By Julie Craves How birds avoid being poisoned by the seeds of plants. And how traps for an invasive insect can harm birds. Birder at Large Be a birding ambassador By Pete Dunne How to recruit new birders into our ranks. Amazing Birds How many youngsters? By Eldon Greij A variety of factors affect the optimum clutch size for each bird species. Attracting Birds Avoiding rats By Laura Erickson Stop ground feeding and add seed catchers to deter the rodents. ID Tips Bell's Vireo By Kenn Kaufman How to recognize the various subspecies of this bottomlands songbird. ID Toolkit Habitat as a clue By David Sibley Understanding where birds live can help you identify them. Hotspots Near You 287. Chaplin Lake, Chaplin, Saskatchewan This site of hemispheric importance to shorebirds is located about 1.5 hours west of Regina. Published: 2/21/2019 288. Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Santa Fe, New Mexico More than 200 bird species have been seen at this sanctuary just outside Santa Fe. Published: 2/21/2019 Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Your View Photos submitted by readers.