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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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The Big Sit! 2014

Can you feel the excitement? Results are pouring in for the 19th annual Big Sit!

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    Episode 47: Sketches of Homer, Alaska

    Episode 47: Sketches of Homer, Alaska

    TBL Host Bill Thompson, III, shares audio recordings of some of the very fun and unusual events associated with the 2014 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival held in Homer, Alaska. Posted Mon, 11 Aug 2014.

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    Big Sit 2015 Results

    Posted on Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Well, it was close.The 2015 Whipple Bird Club Big Sit in the birding tower at Indigo Hill started off slower than expected. Snowy tree crickets and other assorted singing insects created just enough white noise to make it hard to hear the calls of night migrating birds overhead. Then, about 4:30 a.m. the wind picked up and took over the job of keeping our heard-only list short.By the time dawn

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    Chatting about chats

    Posted on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 by Matthew Merritt

    Stonechat The stonechat is not a stonechat. She is simply herself on the long twig, by the stones, no, she is not even self – it all simply is, on this, the only possible, perfect twig. It is look, and oh! and flit, all sense and verb, centred in the understood, measured height of the...

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