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Mississippi River Delta Ducks by Gary Kramer

Vanishing Paradise

By Laura Tangley

In the Mississippi River Delta, the National Wildlife Federation and its partners are working to restore critical winter habitat for millions of migratory waterfowl.

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This Issue

Mallard Duckling by Nathan Goshgarian

Photo Contest Winners

Check out winning images from the magazine's 44th annual photo contest in seven different categories, including Birds.

Gardening for Birds

Salmonberry by Lisa Thompson

Ten Native Plants You Can Eat

By cultivating these native plants on your property, you can feed birds and enjoy the fruits of your labor during holiday meals.


Dark-eyed Junco by Nancy Brandt

Make Winter Your Top Birding Season

By providing the food, water and shelter birds need, homeowners can enjoy some of their best backyard birding during the cold months.


Common Loon by Sally Stevens

Secret Lives of Loons

The aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has spawned one of the first in-depth studies of these iconic birds in their winter habitat.

Habitat Tips

Squirrel_Ali Taylor

Thwarting Backyard Squirrels

Check out our tips for outwitting these clever thieves at your backyard bird feeders.

Bird Photography

Roseate Spoonbills by Sara Lopez

Photo Gallery

A collection of stunning images showing seven bird species that NWF has helped to protect.

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