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Venezuelan Troupial by Kati Fleming

Busting a Birdsong Myth

By Joel Shurkin

Contrary to popular belief, scientists are discovering that female songbirds are just as musical as their male mates.

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Birds and Birding Articles

This Issue

Chickadee by Steve Gettle (Minden Pictures)

Help Birds Weather the Winter

Fatty foods and fluffy feathers benefit the animals, but backyard birds can use our help during the cold months.

Habitat Tips

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 food for breeding birds.

Bird Behavior

Attwater's Prairie Chicken by Noppadol Paothong

Prairie Dancers

For more than a decade, a photographer has documented the magical mating rituals of grassland grouse.


'I'iwi by Jack Jeffrey

Restoring Ancient Partnerships

Decades of conservation have reunited some of Hawai'i's most endangered plants with birds coevolved to pollinate and disperse them.

Schoolyard Habitats

Eastern Bluebird by Thomas McDowell

When School is For the Birds

An NWF-certified schoolyard is helping bluebirds while inspiring their student caretakers.

Bird Photography

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Rolf Nussbaumer

Hummingbird Photo Tips

Two top professionals share their secrets for taking sharp photos of lightning-fast hummers.

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