July/August 2020

 July/August 2020

About This Issue

Issue Features

Letters from Readers

Quick Takes by Paul J. Baicich

Migrations: Tracking Our Smallest Migrants by Scott Weidensaul

Cover Species: Lark Sparrow: Unique Among Sparrows by Barry Kent MacKay

Identify Yourself: Online Imagery by Alvaro Jaramillo

Gulls Are the Original Larophiles by Al Batt

BirdTography: Why Bird Photography? by Bruce Wunderlich

Pete’s Tips: Win-Win by Pete Dunne

Birders Question Mark by Mark S. Garland

Remembering Andy Thompson

Far Afield: Birding Montana's "Little Rockies" by Jerry Uhlman

Spotlight on Idaho

True Nature: Where the Musician Wren Sings by Julie Zickefoose

Redstart Birding

The lark sparrow has a distinctive facial pattern, with alternating black and white stripes, and chestnut ear patches and crown stripes edged in black. The central stripe of its head and a wide crescent below its eyes are white.

Columns & Departments

Vultures Are Not the Enemy by Katie Fallon

How to Love Bird Songs Even More Than You Already Do, Part 3 by Tom Stephenson

Morning at Cape May by Larry Parmeter

Vultures are not the enemy, despite being portrayed that way in poorly researched articles published in various media outlets.

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