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American Goldfinch
Feather Facts
Disappearing Birds
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American Goldfinch
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Far Afield: The Quest
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Disappearing Birds
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BWD Honored as Ohio Success Story

Heritage Ohio honored Bird Watcher's Digest May 8, 2014, at the fourth annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon in the Ohio State Capitol, an event held in partnership with Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area. Accepting the award on behalf of BWD was founding publisher Elsa Ekenstierna Thompson, and her son, State Rep. Andy Thompson.

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    Episode 47: Sketches of Homer, Alaska

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    It's been a while since we had a good old-fashioned caption contest here at Bill of the Birds. In fact it's been WAY TOO LONG! So here goes... My good buddy and New River Birding & Nature Festivalco-founder Geoff Heeter is using some impressive binoculars in this image.Almost as impressive is your opportunity to submit a clever caption for this photograph and garner a fabulous prize if your caption is

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    Band-tailed Pigeon: An Under-appreciated Species

    Posted on Wed, May 14, 2014 by Sophie Webb

    This ┬ is the first time in many years when I have spent most of the winter and┬ spring at home. My bird feeders are now reliably filled, and I have┬ enjoyed re-discovering which birds frequent my overgrown yard. A couple months ago early one morning, before looking outside,┬ I let my dog out the front...

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