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Learn about several birding hotspots in the United States and beyond! You'll also find great tips for your next birding excursion.

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  • International Hotspots: Birding Cuba by Betsy Rogers
  • U.S. Hotspots: Massachusetts: Cape Ann
  • Birding Festivals: Find one near you!
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    The BWD Appearance Schedule

    If you haven't seen the Thompsons perform or birded with them, you're missing out. Using a unique blend of humor and toe-tapping music as a backdrop, the family always delivers interesting and informative presentations.

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