August 2019

 August 2019

Issue Features

Species Profile: Gray Catbird: Some Bird Names Are Just Perfect by Eirik A.T. Blom

Slipping Away by Diane Porter

Watcher at the Window: Late Summer Brings Many Bird-Watching Delights by Julie Zickefoose

Robin and Cardinal Caught Co-nesting by Karl and Steve Maslowski

My Backyard: Window TV Features Bird Family Dramas by Barb Gorges

Ask Birdsquatch

Short Stories from Al by Al Batt

Life in Death by Diane Porter

The aptly named gray catbird is a regular summer visitor to many backyards in the eastern two-thirds of the United States and southern Canada—though many a birder has been fooled into looking for a feline after hearing a catbird’s soft mew. Photo by A. Reago and C. McClarren / Wikimedia.


Note from WBB: In Memory of Elsa Thompson

Bird Bites: DIY ‘Umbrella’ for Your Bird Feeders

Elsa Thompson, co-founder of BWD and WBB (left) and her son BWD/WBB editor Bill Thompson, III (right). Elsa Thompson passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2019.

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