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American goldfinch by Brian Hansen

Helping Birds Weather Climate Change

By Cynthia Berger

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

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This Issue

John's Creek, Georgia, Community Wildlife Habitat by Cathy Barnard

Communities Gone Wild

From tiny towns to big cities, NWF community habitats are nurturing birds and other native wildlife nationwide.


Northern Cardinals by Howard Cheek

Ecological Traps

Offering alluring habitat, nonnative plants may decrease songbirds' long-term survival and fitness.

Bird Behavior

Painted Bunting by Howard Cheek

True Colors

Thanks to the power of UV vision, birds see the world very differently than we do.

Spring Spectacles

Attwater's Prairie Chicken by Noppadol Paothong

Prairie Dances

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

Backyard Tips


Choose the Right Birdhouse

Spring is an ideal time to install nest boxes on your property.

Bird Photography

Brown Pelican by Brian Tang

2014 Photo Contest Now Open!

Enter, share and vote for your favorite images in National Wildlife magazine's annual competition.

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