December 2020

 December 2020

Issue Features

Species Profile: The Steller's Jay: A Lovable Rascal by Ferris Weddle

Top 10 Reasons to Love Zick Dough by Julie Zickefoose

Readers Write: Winged Wisdom by E.M. Corsa

Watcher at the Window: Looking for What's Wonderful—A Winter's Tale by Julie Zickefoose

Behold the Brush Pile by Lynn Hassler

Ask Birdsquatch

Simplifying Sparrow Identification by Eirik A.T. Blom

Short Stories from Al by Al Batt

Although sometimes criticized as louts, loudmouths, plunderers, pigs, and bullies, there is a lot to admire about the Steller's jay. Photo by T. Quine / Wikimedia.


Editor's Note

Bird Bites: Four cool things about woodpeckers, and Watch for Subtle Sexual Dimorphism. (Don't worry, it's G-rated!)

What makes a woodpecker a woodpecker? In addition to familiar characteristics you already know, they also have unique anatomical adaptations to their ecological niche. Photo by R. Dilly.