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Watching Backyard Birds - April 2014
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American Robin
The Top Ten: Spring Feeding
Backyard Birding Binocs
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American Robin
The Top Ten: Spring Feeding
Backyard Birding Binocs
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ID Yourself: Sound Advice
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Watching Backyard Birds - April 2014
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American Robin
The Top Ten: Spring Feeding
Backyard Birding Binocs
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Top Ten Signs of Spring

Top Ten Signs of Spring

Top 10 Signs of Spring

After this bitter winter, those of us in the northern hemisphere are eager for spring to begin! BWD/WBB editor Bill Thompson, III, provides ten signs to watch for in your backyard.

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    Episode 45: Jeff Bouton and the Amazon Kingfisher

    Episode 45: Jeff Bouton and the Amazon Kingfisher

    Host Bill Thompson, III, interviews Jeff Bouton, the birder who found an Amazon kingfisher near Harlingen, Texas at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. Posted Fri, 31 Jan 2014.

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    Posted on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Dear Birding Friends & Friends of Birds:There are many, many worthy conservation causes vying for your attention these days. Birdathons, appeals to save habitat, funding for field work on endangered species, even bird club scholarships to send young birders to nature camp. All of these are wonderful causes, worthy of your financial support.To this chorus of causes I am adding another—and asking for your support. My friends at BirdLife International

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    Raptor Lovers Unite!

    Posted on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 by Laura Kammermeier

    Braddock Bay, just west of Rochester, NY ( my home town!) is one of the best sites on the continent to observe hawk migration in spring, and this April it will serve as the site of a major hawk-watching conference. Like many Great Lakes communities, the Rochester region is quietly known as having many exciting...

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