March 11-13, 2016 | McAllen, Texas
The first Bird Watcher's Digest Reader Rendezvous of 2016 is headed to McAllen, Texas, home to birds with exotic names and very limited ranges: plain chachalaca, green jay, Altamira oriole, ferruginous pygmy-owl, great kiskadee, clay-colored thrush (formerly robin), ringed and green kingfishers, Muscovy duck, and many others. We'll spend the weekend hitting some of the Valley's hottest birding hotspots, accompanied by knowledgeable local bird guides.
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Posted by Kyle Carlsen | Sat, 31 Oct 2015
’Tis the season to talk about scary stuff. For some bird watchers, that includes North American sparrows, a group of mostly small, mostly brown, superficially similar songbirds. Especially for beginners, the differences between the species just seem too subtle, making identification a challenge. Let’s set the record straight: Sparrows don’t need to be scary. Neither...
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