Current Issue: November/December 2021

 November/December 2021

Issue Features

My First Red-bellied Woodpecker by Rick Marsi

Quest for the Rufous-capped Warbler by Linda M. Bendorf

Christmas Bird Count by Appointment by Hank Weber

Contributor Linda Bendorf shares an adventure that reminded her that one does not need to be a studied, seasoned birder to make a wondrous discovery. Photo by A. Reago & C. McClarren / Wikimedia.

In the Backyard

Owls in the House by Terry Rich

A live feed on his TV of the live owls in his yard has made a family of western screech-owls as much a part of Terry Rich's family as his wife, kids, grandkids, and dog (but not the cat). Photo by R.R. Magnuson / Wikimedia.

Columns & Departments

Letters from Readers

Quick Takes by Paul J. Baicich

Migrations: Birding at the Edge of the World by Scott Weidensaul

Cover Species: Familiar Woodland Resident: The Red-bellied Woodpecker by Jo Ann Abell

Identify Yourself: Gee-whiz Stories by Alvaro Jaramillo

The Temperature Was Measured in Profanities by Al Batt

The Urban Birder Looking for Americans—in Spain by David Lindo

Pete’s Tips: 32 vs. 42 Objective Lenses by Pete Dunne

Birdtography: Camera Settings by Bruce Wunderlich

True Nature: Lean Times for Fat Fans by Julie Zickefoose

Watching Bird Behavior: City Merlins by David M. Bird

Far Afield: Birding the Beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts by Jerry Uhlman

Spotlight on North Dakota

Book Notes

Redstart Birding

With its dashing colors and rolling kwirr, kwirr calls, the red-bellied woodpecker brightens and energizes a dreary winter landscape. Photo by Public Domain Pictures.net

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