December 2018

 December 2018

Issue Features

Species Profile: Northern Cardinal: Seeing Red (or Brown) by Eirik A.T. Blom

Watcher at the Window: Golden Nuggets of Winter by Julie Zickefoose

Readers Write: Death Comes Softly by Danielle Harris

The Black-capped Chickadee: A poem by Gail Colozzi

My Backyard: Beyond the Feeder by Sharon Sorenson

Ask Birdsquatch

These Holiday Gifts Ideas Are for the Backyard Birds by Dawn Hewitt

Short Stories from Al by Al Batt

Top 10 Things to Do in Winter by Bill Thompson, III

Those of us who see them all the time tend to forget how striking cardinals really are. Familiarity keeps us from gawking at them. Let’s stop to appreciate this crimson beauty. Photo by Brett Goddard.


Editor's Note: Finch Invasion! Put Out the Welcome Mat

Bird Bites: Variety Attracts Variety. Also: Zick Dough (Recipe by Julie Zickefoose)

Get ready! The famous Finch Forecast from Ron Pittaway in Canada is calling for a southward movement of northern finches. Pike siskin photo by Cephas / Wikimedia.

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