Featured Article

Home on the Sage

By Ted Williams

A historic effort to conserve sagebrush habitat helps keeps the greater sage-grouse off the U.S. endangered species list.

Birds and Birding Articles

This Issue

Cooper's Hawk

When Birds Become Bird Food

Hawks are capitalizing on the abundance of songbirds and other prey attracted to backyard bird feeders.

Habitat Tips

Northern Cardinal by Michael A. Denardo

Searching for Bird-safe Windows

With building collisions killing up to a billion birds a year, scientists strive to develop safer window glass. Now consumers need to get on board.

Bird Behavior

Painted Bunting by Howard Cheek

True Colors

Thanks to their ultraviolet vision, birds see the world very differently than we do.


Whooping Crane by Mary Brenner

A Tale of Two Cranes

Threatened by water diversions, both sandhill and whooping cranes have benefited from decades of work by NWF and its partners.


Northern Pintails by Donna E. Yount

Making the Most of Migration

A top birder shares tips for finding birds during their fall migration.

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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