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Get to Know the Yellow-eyed Junco

Get to Know the Yellow-eyed Junco

— Or, as locals in the Southwest once called it, the "lightning bird."
How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

How This Year's Devastating Red Tide Has Wreaked Havoc on Florida's Birds

— Sick Red Knots, Sanderlings, and Ruddy Turnstones have been turning up at hospitals in record numbers as toxic algal blooms take their toll.
An Experiment to Teach Sparrows New Songs Proved a Wild Success

An Experiment to Teach Sparrows New Songs Proved a Wild Success

— Songbirds are among a select few animals that can pick up new languages by ear. But recent research shows that timing is crucial.
Birders Don't Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches

Birders Don't Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches

— A new report warns that we're approaching the point of no return—a fact that close observers of nature have known for years.
Plans to Build an Airport in a Louisiana Bird Refuge Canceled After Outcry

Plans to Build an Airport in a Louisiana Bird Refuge Canceled After Outcry

— Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge hosts almost 200 species of birds annually. That seems like a bad place for airplanes.
Is That a Phoebe or Pewee Calling?

Is That a Phoebe or Pewee Calling?

— Eastern Phoebes and Wood-Pewees are vocal birds. Here's how to tell them apart by their songs.
Red-breasted Nuthatches Are Invading the Northeast This Fall

Red-breasted Nuthatches Are Invading the Northeast This Fall

— Due to a likely food shortage in their Canadian range, the birds have started showing up throughout the U.S. in droves.
The Ins and Outs of Birding With the Dead

The Ins and Outs of Birding With the Dead

— Liven up your life list with a trip to a cemetery. After all, they weren't just built to house bones and graves.
Big-City Birding Is Hotter Than Ever

Big-City Birding Is Hotter Than Ever

— The Urban Birder gives us the scoop on the budding movement and all the unlikely places you should be looking for birds in.
17 Fabulous Fall Birding Events

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.