February 2018

 February 2018

Issue Features

My Backyard: Windhover by Renny Gehman

Watcher at the Window: Adaptation by Julie Zickefoose

Readers Write: Doves on the Windowsill by Stella Craig

Top 10 Winter Bird Feeding Mistakes to Avoid by Bill Thompson, III

Subtle Signs of Spring by Eirik A.T. Blom

Ask Birdsquatch: Why No Birds at the Feeder?

Short Story from Al: There Was a Bluebird by Al Batt

The monkey bars in Renny Gehman’s Texas backyard provide a perfect place for an American kestrel to perch and hunt. It is such a frequent visitor that the author has been able to study and document its behavior and habits. Photo by Virginia State Park / Wikimedia.

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Editor's Note

BirdBITES - Nest vs. Roosting Boxes, Robins in Winter? Hang Nest Boxes Now, and Keep a Backyard Journal

More than 800 bird species regularly occur in North America—most of them beyond our backyards. So it's worth it to venture afield occasionally in search of birds that probably won't come to visit your bird feeders, birdbath, or bird-friendly landscape.

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