Camouflage is a bird’s best survival tactic. Unfortunately, it can prevent you from spotting the species you hope to see. Birds & Blooms magazine offers tips for locating birds that blend in with their backgrounds. Simple advice for noticing hard-to-find owls: “look for them close to the trunks; they usually don’t venture very far out on the limbs.” The article also identifies the favorite hiding places for ptarmigan, creepers, American bittern, and many more species birders love to mark off their bird watching checklists. FULL STORY