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Living Bird Magazine

Spring 2014

A Season of Snowy Owls
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In This Issue

Around the Lab

An Albatross Outside Your Window

by Hugh Powell

Behind the scenes at our new albatross Bird Cam on Kauai, Hawaii


Birding by Ear

An interview with experts Michael O'Brien and Louise Zemaitis


Creeping Up

by Hugh Powell

Two young scientists retrace Jared Diamond's 1960s expedition to New Guinea

Birding Escapes

Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge

by Bobby Harrison

Discover this North Dakota waterfowl hotspot

Book Reviews

Books for Birders

by Stephen J. Bodio

We review The Devil's Cormorant: A Natural History and The Homing Instinct

The Catbird Seat

A Watcher of Chickadees

by Pete Dunne

After a lifetime of listing, the chickadee's appeal remains

A Naturalist's Notebook

Falcon vs. Kite

by John Schmitt

In art and prose, John Schmitt recounts an aerial skirmish

Feature Articles

A Season of Snowy Owls

by Pat Leonard

In one of the biggest Snowy Owl invasions ever recorded, hundreds of these ghostly raptors showed up in the Lower 48

A Tale of Three Superdoves

by Stephen J. Bodio

Examining the mingled destinies of Dodos, Passenger Pigeons, Rock Pigeons—and humans

Flying Field

Down in the Valley

by Mel White

Festival birding in South Texas

In the Field

Grow Native Plants

by Jack Connor

A simple recipe for helping warblers