March/April 2018

 March/April 2018

Issue Features

Wood Duck: The Wonder Duck by Paul J. Baicich

Lucky in Seattle by Tom Simpson

A Rare Bird Survives the Storm by Lee Snyder

My Way: Hearing Aids as Essential as Binoculars by Rich Patterson

Birder of the Year Winner Martha McLeod

It's not just the appearance of North America's most colorful duck that makes it interesting. It's breeding behavior and conservation history have make it a wonder duck. Male wood duck photo by aNoodle / Wikimedia.

In the Backyard

Flycatcher Tales by William T. Parker

A Personal Encounter with a Painted Bunting by Lia Russell and Donna Diggons

BWD contributor Lia Russell heard a thunk against a patio door. Thus began a beautiful and deeply personal encounter with a migrant painted bunting, which recovered in the warmth and care of her cupped hands. Photo by Lia Russell.

Columns & Departments

Letters from Readers

Quick Takes by Paul J. Baicich

Migrations: Hog Island Memories by Scott Weidensaul

Identify Yourself: Do It Yourself! by Alvaro Jaramillo

Spotlight on Ohio

Birders Question Mark by Mark S. Garland

Pete's Tips: Field Guide Focus by Pete Dunne

True Nature: Crepuscular by Julie Zickefoose

Birding Photography: Exposure: Chasing the Light by Jim McCormac

Far Afield: Lake County, Ohio's Often-Overlooked Hotspot by Haans Petruschke

When a Gander Got His Dander Up by Al Batt

Watching Bird Behavior: Interesting Observations from Readers by David M. Bird

Book Notes

The Well-Equipped Birder: Scopac Tripod Backpack by Dawn Hewitt

Most birders know of Magee Marsh's magical May reputation. But a couple hours east along Lake Erie is another birding hotspot. Lake County, Ohio, is lesser known, but as birdy. Male Kirtland's Warbler photo by USFWS / Wikimedia.

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