July/August 2018

 July/August 2018

Issue Features

Cover Species: The Piping Plover: Master of Disguise by Susan Haig

Reconsidering Clearcuts by Mike Freeman

American Birding Expo: Why Go to England? by Hank Weber

No Longer Off-Limits: Birding Northwestern Colombia by Dawn Hewitt

Piping plover. The species profile in our July/August issue is by the global authority on the species, who literally risked her life studying the birds. Photo by Wikimedia.

In the Backyard

Six Non-native Birds in Southern California Yards by David Comings

Sharing the Excitement by Cecily Nabors

My Way: Make a Backyard Dust Bath by Bill Thompson, III

The doldrums of late summer provide an annual opportunity to study juveniles, feather development, and molt, and backyard birds are great subjects. Photo by Michelle Dryer.

Columns & Departments

Letters from Readers

Quick Takes by Paul J. Baicich

Migrations: The Silence Falls by Scott Weidensaul

Identify Yourself: Summer Backyard Focus by Alvaro Jaramillo

Spotlight on Georgia

Birders Question Mark by Mark S. Garland

Pete's Tips: Gull Love by Pete Dunne

True Nature: Rabbit Wars by Julie Zickefoose

Birding Photography: Exposure Compensation by Jim McCormac

Far Afield: Birding Lake Ontario's Verdant Shoreline by Jerry Uhlman

An Odd Whooshing Sound by Al Batt

Watching Bird Behavior: Backyard Bird Watching in the Desert by David M. Bird

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Book Notes

The Well-Equipped Birder: Favorite Apps for Bird Watching by Dawn Hewitt

Not all birds use water to keep their feathers in top shape. Some get clean by getting dirty. In other words, they take dust baths. Photo by Charles & Clint / Wikimedia.

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