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January/February 2022

From the Editor

Matt Mendenhall

A lasting legacy

Reflecting on Eldon Greij’s legacy after his passing. 

Features

Shadow in the grasslands

Shadow in the grasslands

The Short-eared Owl is in a decades-long population decline that has gone almost unnoticed.

Birding Israel

Birding Israel

From the Hula Valley in the north to the coastal city of Eilat in the south, Israel boasts a wide array of wonderful birds.

40-below wonders

40-below wonders

Why the birds that thrive in the Yukon’s winters are as amazing as those that migrate across continents and oceans.

The plea

The plea

Planet Earth’s avian distance champion is the perfect messenger to appeal for the protection of all birds.

Columns

Attracting Birds

Backyard owls

Backyard owls

Spotting an owl in your yard or neighborhood can be like winning the World Series.

Birder at Large

Got to make the morning last

Got to make the morning last

Why a Big Sit gets every day off to a good start.

ID Tips

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Ho to recognize the various forms of one of North America's most widespread native sparrow species.

ID Toolkit

Sparrow similarities

Sparrow similarities

Learning how to distinguish House Sparrow will help in your quest to identify other sparrows.

Photographing Birds

Beyond portraits

Beyond portraits

Four ways to add artistry to your bird images.

Hotspots Near You

Also in Every Issue

Birding Briefs

Birding Briefs

The discovery of a new tanager species from South America, the impact of climate change on birds' bodies, studying wading bird populations in the Everglades, and more.
On the Wire

On the Wire

The documentary about Chicago's famous Piping Plovers, artist Christopher Reiger's unique bird-inspired posters, the podcast Life List, and three notable books.
Contest Winners

Contest Winners

The winners of our first ever Birds in Flight Photo Contest.