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2019 Donation Drive for the Young Birder's Fund

2019 Donation Drive for the Young Birder's Fund

Help Us Reach Our Goal of $20,000!
Bill Thompson, III, was passionate about many things—music, family, birds, writing, and people. But by far, his greatest passion was introducing young people to bird watching. Before he died in March 2019, he, wanted to establish a nonprofit birding fund that would benefit young birders across the United States.

We’re raising $20,000 to fulfill that dream. We’re at $16,000. Will you consider sharing a gift of any amount to help us reach our goal before the end of 2019?
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OTWTB Podcast Episode 62: An Interview with Stephen Moss

OTWTB Podcast Episode 62: An Interview with Stephen Moss

Posted by Multiple Podcasters | Mon, 25 Nov 2019
For "twitchers" in the UK, Stephen Moss is a beloved birding celebrity. As a close friend of both Bill Thompson, III, and Wendy Clark, Stephen and his family have hosted them many times at their lovely home in Somerset, UK. This podcast was recorded in August 2019 as Wendy and Stephen chatted on the Moss family patio in a butterfly garden. Learn about Stephen’s expansive career and take a stroll down memory lane as Stephen and Wendy share fond memories of Bill Thompson, III.
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Bird ID Guide

Bird Identification Guide

What bird is that? Consult our bird identification guide to ID mystery birds in the backyard and beyond. We have photos, song recordings, in-depth entries, and more to help bird watchers correctly identify the birds they spot.
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The author’s full screen installed on the problem windows. This setup allows full natural light to enter the windows, but safely bounces incoming birds.

A Solution to Stop Birds From Hitting Your Windows

BWD Contributor Julie Zickefoose contrives a solution for a vexing problem. This setup allows full natural light to enter the windows, but safely bounces incoming birds.
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Current Feature

BWD Editor Bill Thompson, III, points out a bird to his daughter Phoebe and son Liam.

Top 10 Reasons to Be a Young Birder

Why become a birder? Young birders Corey Husic and Blake Campbell will give you ten reasons to try out this great hobby.
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