April 2018

 April 2018

Issue Features

Species Profile: Red-Winged Blackbird: Enemies on Every Side by Mary Leister

Watcher at the Window: Accepting Nature;s Gifts by Julie Zickefoose

Readers Write: House Wren: Virtues and Vices by Stella Craig

My Backyard: Backyard Bird Photography by Bruce Wunderlich

Watch for Warblers in Your Yard by Bill Thompson, III, and Dawn Hewitt

Ask Birdsquatch Prepare for Hummingbirds

Short Stories from Al by Al Batt

Top 10 Nest Box Tips by Bill Thompson, III

The return of red-winged blackbirds to their breeding territories is a harbinger of spring that beings in late winter. Males return first, and go a little crazy awaiting the females. Photo by Linda Tanner / Wikimedia.


Editor's Note

BirdBITES - Cheating Chickadees, Leave a Log, and Eggshells for the Birds

Chickadees regularly engage in extra-pair fertilization, with the result that up to 40 percent of the young in a given nest may not have been fathered by the male who is mated with the female laying the eggs. Photo by Alan D. Wilson / Wikimedia.

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