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Tricolored Blackbird by Mark Chappell

When Water Is Gone

By Paul Tolmé

The tricolored blackbird is just one of many bird species suffering as a result of California's historic drought.

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Birds and Birding Articles

This Issue

Black-crowned Night Heron by Georg Scharf

Foul-Water Season

Increasing in size and severity, harmful algal blooms threaten both wildlife and people.

Garden for Birds

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 available for breeding birds.

Migration Research

Osprey by Helen Steussy

Youth Tracking Ospreys

Earth Conservation Corps, an NWF affiliate, helps restore a river, its raptors and D.C. residents.


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.

Habitat Tips

Anna's Hummingbird by Jim Burns

Helping Birds Beat the Heat

Our feathered friends could use a little help from humans during the long, hot summer.

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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