From the Editor
Some heroes stand up for hawks and plovers, while others launch magazines for birders. I’m proud to know both.
The hawkaholics of Philadelphia
How amateur naturalists became hooked on the lives of urban Red-tailed Hawks.
The well-rounded birder
Listing isn’t the be-all and end-all of birding. We also need to find joy in birds’ beauty and diversity.
Birding the Upper Texas Coast
An insider’s guide to 18 astounding hotspots in the Lone Star State.
Often overlooked, the little-studied Say’s Phoebe brings the wild close to home in western North America.
Since You Asked
Answers to your questions
Why birds fly into wind turbines and why backyard birds may sometimes abandon feeders.
Birder at Large
We have caused problems for birds in the past and fixed them, and we can do it again.
Advice on how to buy birdseed, suet, and other feeder fare.
The 200th issue
Our founding editor recalls the early days of Birder’s World.
Specialty birds of Florida
Tips for identifying "Cape Sable" Seaside Sparrow, Gray Kingbird, Black-whiskered Vireo, and other Sunshine State specialties.
Follow a bird’s gaze to find raptors.
Hotspots Near You
301. Florida Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Arizona
A terrific spot to look for Rufous-capped Warbler southeast of Tucson.
302. Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Valley View, Texas
A multi-unit state park north of Dallas-Fort Worth that is home to more than 200 bird species, including Painted Bunting, Greater Roadrunner, and more.