- Watching Backyard Birds
Welcome to the first issue of Watching Backyard Birds in 2020! Our cover species is the jaunty junco—popularly known as the snowbird. With its “leaden sky above, snow below” coloration, it is a welcome sight and symbol of winter for many across North America. Also, we know that birds and humans share some emotions, with fear being perhaps the most obvious. But what about love? Finally, February still means frigid temperatures and snowfall for many, but you will find hints of spring emerging if you pause long enough to listen closely, watch mindfully, and breathe deeply. Find all this and more in the February 2020 issue of Watching Backyard Birds!
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Species Profile: Junco: Snowbirds by Ann Taylor
Winter Garden by Ruth Heuberger
Watcher at the Window: Winter Thaw by Julie Zickefoose
Love/Birds by Jackie Berkebile
Short Stories from Al by Al Batt
Top 10 Early Signs of Spring by Bill Thompson, III
Bird Bites: Millet vs. Milo, and How Much Seed in a Pound of Seed?