May/June 2020

 May/June 2020

About This Issue

Issue Features

Introducing The Urban Birder by David Lindo

How to Love Bird Songs Even More Than You Already Do, Part 2 by Tom Stephenson

Bucket Lists and Rare Birds: Los Nevados Ruiz National Park, Colombia by Ann Bush

Bird song expert Tom Stephenson continues his three-part series on learning to bird by ear, using spectrograms to help discern the details of bird vocalizations. Red-eyed vireo photo by Shutterstock.

In the Backyard

Legacy of a Bluebirder by Bob Peak

My Way: Anti-bear Bird-feeding Station by Larry Pellegrini

If You Look at Chickens, Are You Birding? by Al Batt

Funnyman Al Batt asks, "If you look at chickens, are you birding?" Birding has many doors. We can bird various ways as long as we break no laws and agree to any terms and conditions that might apply. Photo by A. Batt.

Columns & Departments

Letters from Readers

Quick Takes by Paul J. Baicich

Migrations: IGAD! Attention Must Be Paid by Scott Weidensaul

Cover Species: Scarlet Tanager: Dweller of the Deep Woods by Diane Porter

Identify Yourself: Least (But Not Last) Flycatcher by Alvaro Jaramillo

Birding Photography: High-Speed Photography: Shooting Hummingbirds by Jim McCormac

Pete’s Tips: Foiling Squirrels by Pete Dunne

Birders Question Mark by Mark S. Garland

Far Afield: Birds of Channel Islands National Park by Chuck Graham

Spotlight on Ontario

True Nature: Once Upon a Fence Line, Part 2 by Julie Zickefoose

Watching Bird Behavior: Birds of Baja by David M. Bird

The Well-Equipped Birder: Insect Shield Scarves by Wendy Clark

Book Notes

Redstart Birding

Just a flash of the purest red and blackest black in the treetops is enough to send a birder’s heart racing. A spark bird for many, the dazzling scarlet tanager leads a double life with secrets we’re still uncovering. Photo by W.H. Majoros / Wikimedia.

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