From the Editor
A Forest Raptor Extraordinaire
Finding a Northern Goshawk, the powerful woodland raptor, is a special moment for any birder.
Diminishing Sagebrush Superstar
The Gunnison Sage-Grouse, a marvel of nature often overshadowed by its larger cousin, faces numerous threats in the sagebrush of southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah.
A New Frontier for Bird Science
How a smartphone app is revolutionizing birders’ ability to contribute to scientific research.
The heat is on
How to help birds during heat waves and droughts.
Birder at Large
Learning your shorebirds
Now is the time to work out the intricacies of ID’ing sandpipers and their kin.
Tips for recognizing Eastern, Western, and Mountain Bluebirds.
Tricks of the light
Why lighting conditions can throw us a curveball when we’re watching birds.
Those Amazing Birds
Hotspots Near You
315. Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, Monroe County, West Virginia
This hawk watch in southeastern West Virginia is located within Jefferson National Forest.
316. Manzano Mountains HawkWatch, Cibola National Forest, New Mexico
Annual counts at this hawk watch typically range from 5,000 to 7,000 migrants of up to 18 species.