March/April 2020

 March/April 2020

About This Issue

Issue Features

How to Love Bird Songs Even More Than You Already Do, Part 1 by Tom Stephenson

The Introverted Birder by Todd McLeish

Easiest Life Bird Ever by Hank Weber

Bird song expert Tom Stephenson offers a better way to learn to identify birds by sound in Part 1 of a three-part series that could be life changing for birders struggling to learn to bird by ear.

In the Backyard

My Yard Is for the Birds by Mark Plunkett

I Love Lucy's by Carmen C. Christy

My Way: My Mega Suet Feeder by Tom Coleman

Lucy’s warblers, found in the U.S. only in the Southwest, can be enticed to use nest boxes. Author Carmen Christy, who lives in Tucson, was thrilled to succeed in this backyard endeavor. Photo by D. Sherony / Wikimedia.

Columns & Departments

Letters from Readers

Quick Takes by Paul J. Baicich

Migrations: Flyover Country by Scott Weidensaul

Cover Species: The Red-Faced Warbler by William B. Hughes

Identify Yourself: Brown Warblers by Alvaro Jaramillo

Pete's Tips: Corrections, Please by Pete Dunne

Birders Question Mark by Mark S. Garland

True Nature: Once Upon a Fence Line by Julie Zickefoose

Spotlight on Wisconsin

A Robin Needs Three Snows on Its Tail Before It's Truly Spring by Al Batt

Birding Photography Postures Count: Strike a Pose! by Jim McCormac

Far Afield: 48 Hours of Birding in Birmingham by Joe Watts

Watching Bird Behavior: Factors in Bird Decline by David M. Bird

The Well-Equipped Birder: Mountainsmith Tour Lumbar Pack by Dawn Hewitt

Book Notes

Redstart Birding

Countless birders have traveled to Arizona and western New Mexico in search of a warbler found nowhere else in the U.S. You can find this beguiling species in this issue!