May/June 2021

 May/June 2021

Issue Features

It’s a Cerulean... It’s a Parula... No, It’s a Hybrid! by Andy Jones

Airport Kestrel by Christine Corio

Birding by Boat: In Praise of Pelagic Birding Trips by Jon Woolf

Just Because by Eli J. Knapp

To get good looks at seabirds, you usually have to go to them. Ride along with contributor Jon Woolf as he shares the basics of pelagic birding and some highlights of the trips he has organized over the years. Northern gannet by

Columns & Departments

Letters from Readers

Quick Takes by Paul J. Baicich

Migrations: The Migration Science Revolution by Scott Weidensaul

Cover Species: Strangely Delightful: Yellow-billed Cuckoo by Julie Zickefoose

The Quick Brown Field Sparrow Jumps Over the Lazy Waxwing by Al Batt

The Urban Birder: New York, New York by David Lindo

Pete’s Tips: A Writing Lesson by Pete Dunne

Birders Question Mark by Mark S. Garland

Birdtography: 10 Tips for Warbler Photography by Bruce Wunderlich

True Nature: A Cuckoo’s Farewell by Julie Zickefoose

Watching Bird Behavior: Birds’ Favorite Color; Avian Vandals by David M. Bird

Far Afield: Conserving Lake Erie Island Hotspots; Birding South Bass Island by Jerry Uhlman

Spotlight on Montana

Book Notes

Redstart Birding

Julie Zickefoose explores the yellow-billed cuckoo’s bizarre life history, which makes it one of the most interesting birds in her woodland—perhaps in all of North America, if not the world! Yellow-billed cuckoo photo by Wikimedia.

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