October 2014 From the Editor Autumn thoughts By Chuck Hagner Hawk watches, confusing fall warblers, and, this year especially, the Passenger Pigeon. Features Identify fall warblers By Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle The authors of The Warbler Guide tell how to ID Blackpoll, Pine, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, and other warblers. Black-backed Woodpecker By Warren Uxley Why this hard-to-find woodpecker can’t resist a fire-scorched northern forest. Complicity By John Nelson A birder learns firsthand about birds and buildings clad in reflective glass. Tablet Extras By the editors See the articles from BirdWatching and other online resources that we added to our October issue. Columns Since You Asked Answers to your questions By Julie Craves Orioles that eat peanuts, the odd shape of murre eggs, and more. Birder at large Make today count By Pete Dunne Birding insights from an 85-year-old checklist. Attracting Birds Doing good By Laura Erickson How my neighbors' hard work helped bring birds to my yard. Amazing Birds Feathered locust By Eldon Greij Red-billed Quelea breeds and feeds in astounding numbers. ID Tips Winter Wren By Kenn Kaufman How to identify Winter Wren and Pacific Wren. ID Toolkit Look actively By David Sibley How learning one detail will help you remember the whole bird. Hotspots Near You 193. Ashland Nature Center and Hawk Watch, Hockessin, Delaware A sanctuary in northern Delaware where more than 7,000 raptors passed in one day in 2013. By Joe Sebastiani Published: 8/18/2014 194. Chestnut Ridge Hawk Watch, Mt. Kisco, New York A hawk watch north of New York City that regularly tallies the highest counts of any watch site in New York State. By Tait Johansson Published: 8/18/2014 195. Smith Point Hawk Watch, Smith Point, Texas A hawk watch on the shores of Galveston Bay in southeastern Texas, where raptors often fly low over the watch tower. By Susan A. Heath Published: 8/18/2014 196. Yaki and Lipan Points, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Twin hawk watches along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Hawks, eagles, falcons, and the occasional California Condor fly past one of the most beautiful places on Earth. By Jerry Liguori Published: 8/18/2014 Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Your View Reader-submitted photographs, including the winner of our regular Photo of the Week contest. Fieldcraft A photo taken by a reader, along with a description of how the photographer got the shot.