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Rufous Hummingbird by Alandra Palisser

Helping Backyard Birds Beat the Heat

By Melissa Mayntz

Equipped with adaptations for keeping cool, birds still can use some help from humans during the long, hot summer.

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Birds and Birding Articles

This Issue

Chandler Robbins by Barbara Dowell/US Geological Survey

Birders Take To the Streets

Five decades ago, Chandler Robbins created an annual volunteer bird survey that has become the best source of population trends for hundreds of North American species.

Gardening for Birds

Baltimore Oriole by Lynn Cleveland

Birds and Climate Change

As more birds alter their ranges to cope with a warming climate, you can take steps in your yard to help the animals survive.


Bald eagle

Eight Great Places to See Migratory Birds

Some of the nation's top birders share their favorite destinations.


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.

Backyard Tips

Rufous Hummingbirds by Gerri Levine

The Case for Summer Feeding

Feeders help nurture our feathered friends during the warm months while providing hours of bird-watching pleasure.

Bird Photography

Summer Tanager by Richard Day

Bird Photography Tips

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

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