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How to Tell Vireos From Warblers, Flycatchers, and Kinglets

How to Tell Vireos From Warblers, Flycatchers, and Kinglets

— Before you start identifying vireos, you need to stop confusing them with other similar families of songbirds.
These Hunting Decoys Now Lure Art Collectors Instead of Bird Flocks

These Hunting Decoys Now Lure Art Collectors Instead of Bird Flocks

— A stunning collection of decoys and bird-themed art, collected by a leading conservationist, is up for sale in July.
Tropical Storm Cindy Just Wiped Out Most of the Shorebird Chicks in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Cindy Just Wiped Out Most of the Shorebird Chicks in the Gulf

— Without coastal restoration that makes beaches less vulnerable to storm surges, climate change will be a threat, and not just from sea level rise.
Better Know a Bird: The Wild and Kinky Mating Rituals of the Crested Auklet

Better Know a Bird: The Wild and Kinky Mating Rituals of the Crested Auklet

— These quirky birds spend their summers decked out in fluorescent bill plates, extravagant headdresses, and tangerine perfume—and they pass the time with rambunctious sex parties.
The Quirky Timbres of Blackbird Songs

The Quirky Timbres of Blackbird Songs

— Their songs may not seem musical, but Blackbirds can definitely grab your attention.
Hornby’s Storm-Petrels Have Found a Home in the Driest Place on the Planet

Hornby’s Storm-Petrels Have Found a Home in the Driest Place on the Planet

— In Chile, a group of volunteer birders found the first-ever recorded nests of this mysterious bird 46 miles away from the coast in the Atacama Desert.
A Life in Pursuit of Vireos

A Life in Pursuit of Vireos

— An illustrious birder outlines the highs (and lows) of chasing these songbirds of summer.
Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!

Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!

— Baby birds are about to be on the loose, but identifying them can be tricky.
In Search of the Gray-headed Chickadee, the Most Mysterious Bird in the U.S.

In Search of the Gray-headed Chickadee, the Most Mysterious Bird in the U.S.

— Audubon’s chief scientist recounts his trek to the threatened Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one of the last havens for one of the rarest birds in North America.
Teakettle, Cheeseburger . . . Pidaro? The Case for Using Real Words to Remember Bird Songs

Teakettle, Cheeseburger . . . Pidaro? The Case for Using Real Words to Remember Bird Songs

— Some bird guides eschew words for more literal translations of a bird's song, but doing so ignores the point of mnemonic devices: aiding memory.