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A sign affixed to a metal post on a beach reads "Piping Plover nesting area." The posts, connected by string, designate a restricted area.

Should I Talk to a Stranger Walking a Dog Off Leash Near Nesting Birds?

— Experts say it depends on the situation—and your comfort level.

How a Land Acknowledgment Can Correct Stereotypes of American History

— Here's how to properly recognize Indigenous people and the land we've stewarded for millennia.
At Birding and Nature Festival Roseate Spoonbills are highlights on several trips. Nanette O’Hara

17 Fabulous Fall Birding Events

— From watching hawks on the wing as they funnel south to attending action-packed birding festivals, avian activities abound in autumn.

Seven Spring Hotspots for Warbler Photography

— Migrant traps aren't just a boon to birds—they put photographers in a sweet spot too.

Get Covered for Tick Season With These Eight Expert Tips

— Before you hit the great outdoors, follow our advice to keep the eight-legged critters at bay.
A Great Tit family, in a nest box. Juniors Bildarchiv GmbH/Alamy

Build a Nest Box to Welcome Spring Birds

— It’s National Nest Box Week—in the U.K., at least. But that doesn’t mean you can’t put up a box stateside—here’s how.

Bringing the Birds of Costa Rica to a Vermont Classroom

— A grade-school teacher travels to the tropics to inspire her students’ interest in birds.

Saving Baby Seabirds From Crash Landings

— Countless young seabirds plummet to earth each year after becoming disoriented by artificial light. For a lucky few, rescuers are there to greet them.
Blue Jay. Laura June

Birding the Backyard

— A writer finds a new hobby.
The Alafia Bank Bird Sanctuary is one of the best places in the world to see Roseate Spoonbills. To capture them in their glory, photographers creep shoreward, sometimes stressing the birds at the most sensitive times in their life cycle. Melissa Lyttle

Too Close for Comfort

— In the desire to get the perfect shot, some photographers push the limits, jeopardizing the wildlife they adore. Can’t we all just get along?