March/April 2020 From the Editor Landmarks By Matt Mendenhall Some heroes stand up for hawks and plovers, while others launch magazines for birders. I’m proud to know both. Features The hawkaholics of Philadelphia By Alan Jaffe How amateur naturalists became hooked on the lives of urban Red-tailed Hawks. The well-rounded birder By Terry Rich Listing isn’t the be-all and end-all of birding. We also need to find joy in birds’ beauty and diversity. Birding the Upper Texas Coast By Jim Stevenson An insider’s guide to 18 astounding hotspots in the Lone Star State. Subtle songster By Sophie A. H. Osborn Often overlooked, the little-studied Say’s Phoebe brings the wild close to home in western North America. Columns Since You Asked Answers to your questions By Julie Craves Why birds fly into wind turbines and why backyard birds may sometimes abandon feeders. Birder at Large Clarion call By Pete Dunne We have caused problems for birds in the past and fixed them, and we can do it again. Attracting Birds Shopping tips By Laura Erickson Advice on how to buy birdseed, suet, and other feeder fare. Amazing Birds The 200th issue By Eldon Greij Our founding editor recalls the early days of Birder’s World. ID Tips Specialty birds of Florida By Kenn Kaufman Tips for identifying "Cape Sable" Seaside Sparrow, Gray Kingbird, Black-whiskered Vireo, and other Sunshine State specialties. ID Toolkit Reading glances By David Sibley Follow a bird’s gaze to find raptors. Hotspots Near You 301. Florida Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Arizona A terrific spot to look for Rufous-capped Warbler southeast of Tucson. Published: 3/4/2020 302. Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Valley View, Texas A multi-unit state park north of Dallas-Fort Worth that is home to more than 200 bird species, including Painted Bunting, Greater Roadrunner, and more. Published: 3/4/2020 Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Bookshelf New books from David Sibley, Doug Tallamy, and Bernd Heinrich. Your View Photos taken by our readers.