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Atlantic Puffins by Isobel Wayrick

Caught in the Act

By Mark Wexler

From courtship to nesting to rearing young, photos from our members capture magic moments in the lives of breeding birds.

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This Issue

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Rolf Nussbaumer

Hummingbird Photo Tips

Two top professionals share their secrets for taking sharp images of these fast fliers.

Garden for Birds

Carolina Chickadee by Doug Tallamy

Why Birds Need Native Trees

The Carolina chickadee is giving scientists a model to study the impact of nonnative trees on the food available for breeding birds.

Migration Research

Osprey by Helen Steussy

Youth Tracking Ospreys

Earth Conservation Corps, an NWF affiliate, helps restore a river, its raptors and D.C. residents.


Purple Martin by Patricia Sheley

Become a Purple Martin Landlord

Declining over parts of their range, these insect-eating, winged tenants need nest boxes now more than ever.

Habitat Tips

Anna's Hummingbird by Jim Burns

Helping Birds Beat the Heat

Our feathered friends could use a little help from humans during the long, hot summer.

Bird Photography

Summer Tanager by Richard Day

Backyard Photo Tips

If you are just getting started in wildlife photography, the birds that visit your backyard may be your best subjects.

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