September/October 2021

 September/October 2021

Issue Features

A Colima Warbler Mishap by Rick Taylor

The Dale Project: Preserving One Birder's Records for the Benefit of All by Jane Henderson

Quest for Seedsnipes: Travels in the Andes and Patagonia by Stephan Lorenz

Rick Taylor shares his story about a trip to see a rare bird, a dead deer, and how the human mind uses humor to deal with tragedy. Photo by D. Faulkner / Wikimedia.

Columns & Departments

Letters from Readers

Migrations: A Breath of Fresh Air by Scott Weidensaul

Cover Species: Barred Owl...What a Hoot! by Cathryn Sill

Identify Yourself: Dull in Fall by Alvaro Jaramillo

Don't turn your nose up at sewage-pond birding by Al Batt

Bird Like a Girl: How Women Helping Women Can Drive Bird Conservation by Bryony Angell

Pete’s Tips: How to Use Binoculars by Pete Dunne

Birders Question Mark by Mark S. Garland

Birdtography: Composition by Bruce Wunderlich

True Nature: Hunting the Woodland Shearwater (Hoary Bats, Sept. 27, 2020) by Julie Zickefoose

Watching Bird Behavior: Interesting Tidbits and Observations by David M. Bird

Far Afield: Bird Watching in California’s Serengeti: Carrizo Plain by Chuck Graham

Spotlight on Iowa

Redstart Birding

A barred owl provides an extended close encounter on Cathryn and John Sill's southern Appalachia property one winter, giving them an intimate glimpse into the life of a bird they have long admired. Photo by D. Daniels / Wikimedia.

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