From the Editor
How homeowners in Vermont turned their 1.3-acre yard into habitat for insects, birds, and other wildlife — and how you can, too.
In search of the fire grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse, charismatic feathered dancers that depend on wildfire, face a gauntlet of problems. Yet solutions exist, if we’re willing to try.
The Wonder of Birds
Cute, endearing, and amazing
Black-capped Chickadees cache food, survive frigid northern winters, and have long memories.
Birder at Large
How the small western songbird compares to Bushtit, Bewick's Wren, and California Gnatcatcher.
Listen, then draw
Sketching what you hear may be the easiest way to learn bird songs.
Challenges and rewards of Osprey photography
The big fish hawks offer constant photo ops as they soar, dive, hunt, and tend to mates, nests, and chicks.
Also in Every Issue
Birding BriefsGood news for the ’I’iwi and other
Hawaiian forest birds, a long-lost bird rediscovered, new research about hummingbird evolution and bird vagrancy, a leap of faith for seabirds, and birds return to rodent-free islands in the Galápagos.