November/December 2021 From the Editor The outsiders By Matt Mendenhall Why our guide to non-native songbirds with limited North American ranges is valuable. Features Foreign exchange By Jesse Greenspan A guide to the exotic songbirds of the lower 48 states and southern Canada. Defending the air wolf By Brian Kluepfel Throughout the Harpy Eagle’s range in Central America and South America, a small army of dedicated protectors do all they can to save the massive raptor. Rescue at sea By Douglas Chadwick How a pair of whale researchers turned their attention to saving animals and plants on islands around the world. Columns Attracting Birds If not now, when? By Laura Erickson Nowhere is safe from climate change impacts — for birds or people. Birder at Large No excuse for boredom By Pete Dunne As long as birds exist and we birders have the latitude to engage them, life is a sensory and intellectual feast. ID Tips Long-tailed Duck By Kenn Kaufman Tips for identifying the various plumages of this beautiful diver. ID Toolkit Taking a close look at feathers By David Sibley How the sizes of birds’ various feathers influence color patterns. Amazing Birds Handle with care By Eldon Greij How researchers uncovered the link between poison dart frogs in Colombia and a small number of toxic bird species in Papua New Guinea. Photographing Birds The lens chase By William Jobes Why it’s worth looking at lenses from brands other than those that make your camera. Hotspots Near You 317. St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Sibley, Mississippi This wildlife refuge along the Mississippi River attracts waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and other birds. Published: 11/2/2021 318. Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Kansasville, Wisconsin This former farmland in southeastern Wisconsin is a great birding site year-round. Published: 11/2/2021 Also in Every Issue Birding Briefs New searches planned for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, no answers on summer bird disease, satellite tracking Black Scoters, a fresh look at Sharp-shinned Hawks, and more. On the Wire The winner of the Bird Photographer of the Year contest, birders on TikTok, this year’s Birds in Art exhibition, books about flight photography, art, and parrots, and gift ideas for birders. Your View Readers' photos of of Black-necked Stilt, Boreal Chickadee, Northern Parula, and more.