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This blog post and photo come from Contributing Editor Laura Erick son. Laura's column "Attracting Birds" -- about attracting, feeding, sheltering, and understanding the birds in your backyard -- appears in every issue of BirdWatching magazine. Read Attracting Birds . Read more about Laura Erickson...
6/4/2012 10:04:00 AM
Enjoy open access to our best feature articles this week!
Update, May 22, 2012: This story describes an open house that ended on Sunday, May 20, 2012. I'm happy to announce that, for a limited time, we're throwing open the front door to this website, dropping all access restrictions, so that everyone -- non-subscribers as well as subscribers -- can view...
5/14/2012 2:00:00 PM
The hummingbird, the devil, and I
This photograph and blog post come from Contributing Editor Laura Erickson. Laura's column "Attracting Birds" -- about attracting, feeding, sheltering, and understanding the birds in your backyard -- appears in every issue of BirdWatching magazine. Read Attracting Birds . Read more about...
4/16/2012 1:09:00 PM
Prepare for spring by planning and building birdhouses
When winter temperatures dip to season lows and finches that will breed in the far north dominate our attention at our feeding stations, it can be painful to think too hard about spring. Gardeners find it therapeutic to pore through seed catalogs. Birdwatchers who want some escapist fun may open field...
1/25/2012 8:30:00 AM
Offering mealworms in winter will bring chickadees up to a window, maybe into the hand
If chickadees seem friendly and cheerful at regular backyard feeding stations, you should see what happens when you start offering mealworms! The ones in my neighborhood in northern Minnesota tap on my window when the feeder goes dry. Many of them take the mealworms right out of my hand. I wrote an article...
12/15/2011 12:16:00 PM
Laura Erickson to pen regular column about attracting birds for BirdWatching
I encourage you to pick up a copy of our February 2012 issue when it appears on newsstands in early January. The issue has a wonderful photo of a Black-capped Chickadee on the cover (taken by Robert McCaw ), and its pages are simply jam-packed with good stuff. It has a fascinating feature about the Golden...
12/13/2011 2:01:00 PM
In our August 2011 issue: Great photos, ID help, kingfishers, and the extraordinary Osa Peninsula
Our August issue is now available on BirdWatchingDaily.com. If you're a subscriber, you will find it in your mailbox shortly. The issue will appear on newsstands in early July. Watch a video preview of the August 2011 issue . Read the complete contents of the August 2011 issue. Send a letter to the...
6/24/2011 2:55:00 PM
Sunshine, meadowlarks, and good friends at Space Coast festival
Greetings from Titusville, Florida! The 14th annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival got off to a fun start yesterday, and I'm happy to be here -- and not just because it's snowy and cold back home in Milwaukee and sunny and mild here. No, there are many other reasons to be happy to...
1/27/2011 8:13:00 AM
Editor Chuck Hagner to talk about breakthroughs and bird photography at festival
Come meet me in Florida in January at the 14th annual Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival ! As I mentioned last week , I'll be there, and I look forward to seeing you. I'll help lead two field trips (to the Marl Bed Flats and Lake Jesup Conservation Area on Jan. 26 and a waterfowl-ID...
12/5/2010 8:00:00 AM
An interview with Laura Erickson, author of The Bird Watching Answer Book
Laura Erickson (right) is the science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology , the host of a popular radio program about birds , a frequent contributor to our magazine, and a good friend. She recently published The Bird Watching Answer Book , her fourth book about birds. In it, Laura provides expert...
4/1/2010 9:30:00 AM
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