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Trumpeter Swans by Alexander Badyaev

No Swan Song for Trumpeters

Photos by Alexander Badyaev, Text by Roger Di Silvestro

The world's largest waterfowl, the trumpeter swan is making gains in Montana that promise a brighter future for a species nearly wiped out there a century ago.

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Birds and Birding Articles

This Issue

Summer Tanager by Richard Day

Bird Photography Tips

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

Gardening for Birds

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.


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

Brown Pelican by Brian Tang

2014 Photo Contest

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

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