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Living Bird Magazine

Spring 2015

Last Grouse Standing
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In This Issue

View from Sapsucker Woods

The Sagebrush Sea

By John Fitzpatrick

The Cornell Lab is establishing itself as an integrated center for conservation media


A Warm Welcome for Nesting Birds

An interview with the Cornell Lab's NestWatch project leader Robyn Bailey

Science Scope

Riding the Green Wave

By Hugh Powell

Many bird species fly different migration routes in the spring and fall

Birding Escapes

Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Texas

By Bobby Harrison

A 1930's era hacienda, turned environmental education center, is a birding hotspot

Books for Birders

Welcome to Subirdia

Review by Stephen J. Bodio

Author John Marzluff explores the unexpected bird diversity in the suburbs

Books for Birders

The Passenger Pigeon

Review by Stephen J. Bodio

Errol Fuller's book compiles everything we know about this extinct icon

A Naturalist's Notebook

A Migration Phenomenon

By John Schmitt

In art and prose, John Schmitt recounts an epic day birdwatching in Louisiana

The Catbird Seat

A List of Notable Things

by Pete Dunne

What are your top ten avian encounters of all time?

Feature Articles

Last Grouse Standing

by Gustave Axelson, Marc Dantzker, Gerrit Vyn

The Greater Sage-Grouse sparks the biggest endangered species controversy of the century

At Home With Snowy Owls

by Pat Leonard

Decades of research on their Arctic breeding grounds

Flying Field

Florida and Me

By Mel White

The author recounts his memories of a state rich with wildlife, and threatened by our modern world

In the Field

Purple Martins and Climate Change

By John Connor

Is one of our best loved migrants headed for an ecological mismatch?

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