From the Editor
In the dark
Scientists know relatively little about the Whiskered Screech-Owl, so a team from HawkWatch International is working to understand its population size, range, and more.
Small fish, big stakes
In the Gulf of Maine, seabirds and whales depend on schools of sand lance, and teams of researchers keep watch — on the wildlife and their changing ecosystem.
Ten strategies that tropical butterflies and moths use to avoid predation by birds.
The Wonder of Birds
More than meets the eye
New research explains where the male Painted Bunting gets his coat of many colors.
Birder at Large
How to distinguish this species from Forster's and Sandwich Terns.
Always something to see
The best time of day for birding can vary, and generally it’s not the crack of dawn.
Hotspots Near You
333. Cannon Beach Settling Ponds, Cannon Beach, Oregon
At this site in northwestern Oregon, coastal birds find shelter from stormy seas in the calm ponds and brushy woods.
334. Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States, is one of the best birding sites in St. Louis.