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Ask Kenn: Why Have Roseate Spoonbills Invaded the North This Summer?

— Also this month: Is fall really the hardest season for identifying birds? Kenn Kaufman doesn't think so.

Ask Kenn: Egret, Ibis, Flamingo, Heron, Stork—What's the Difference?

— Wading birds may appear similar, but looks can often be deceiving, explains Kenn Kaufman in this month's Ask Kenn!

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do Some Birds Have Such Extreme Mating Rituals?

— While certain avian pairs dance to reaffirm their bonds, it's the bird world's bachelors that perform almost unbelievably ornate displays.

Ask Kenn: What Exactly Is a Warbler?

— Species bearing the name warbler are found around the world, but how they're classified can be complicated, explains bird expert Kenn Kaufman.
Illustration: Joe Ciardiello

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Are Yellow Northern Cardinals Becoming More Common?

— Also answered in this month's column: Why are some birds such better mimics than others?

Ask Kenn Kaufman: What's the Best Way to Become a Better Birder?

— In this month's column, Kenn shares his "four Ls" philosophy for birding. Plus, do birds that live in flocks have a higher chance of survival?

Ask Kenn: How Many of the World's Bird Species Have Gone Extinct?

— In this month's column, bird expert Kenn Kaufman tackles a common—and tricky to answer—question.

Ask Kenn: How Did the Evening Grosbeak Get Its Misleading Name?

— In this month's Ask Kenn!, bird expert Kenn Kaufman shares the surprising origins of the finch's moniker. Plus, why your feeder birds fight so much.

Here's Why So Many More Birds Migrate Through the Eastern United States

— In this month's Ask Kenn!, bird expert Kenn Kaufman provides a detailed look at how geography shapes the routes of migratory birds.

Ask Kenn Kaufman: Why Do Birds Abandon Nests for No Apparent Reason?

— Also this month: How did Hawaii get its owls? And who is the best ear birder Kenn's ever met?