March/April 2021 From the Editor Food for thought By Matt Mendenhall The good and the bad when it comes to fruit and birds. Features Wanted: Mangrove Cuckoo By John Lloyd How to be in the right place at the right time when seeking one of Florida’s most elusive avian specialties. Texas delights By Jerry Uhlman Tips for finding five specialty songbirds of the Lone Star State. Blessed with birds By Lisa Brunetti A birder in western Ecuador lives alongside an extraordinary mix of birds, including a rarely observed rail with a taste for fruit. It ain’t easy being green By Brian Kluepfel From the rain-soaked Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica to the Pacific dry forest of Ecuador, multiple strategies emerge to save a magnificent macaw. Columns Photographing Birds Water works By Brian E. Small Tips for taking photos of spring migrants. Birder at Large Just add water By Pete Dunne A long drought forces an appreciation of the bird-attracting qualities of H2O. Amazing Birds Sky dancer By Eldon Greij The American Woodcock’s courtship display is just one of its amazing behaviors. Attracting Birds Dealing with winged predators By Laura Erickson It’s OK to rethink your feeder setup if a raptor shows up. ID Tips Virginia Rail By Kenn Kaufman How to distinguish it from King and Ridgway's Rails. ID Toolkit The bottom line By David Sibley What you should know about using rump color as a field mark. Hotspots Near You 309. Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Kihei, Hawaii This 700-acre refuge is one of the finest remaining natural wetlands in Hawaii. Published: 2/11/2021 310. Lake Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Lake Park is the crown jewel of birding sites in the Milwaukee area. Published: 2/11/2021 Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs Important news about birds, birdwatching, and conservation. Bookshelf Reviews of the Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior, Birds of Maine, and other new titles. Contest winners The top three images in our recent photo contest, The Color of Birds.