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Hawk Mountain Reader Rendezvous

Hawk Mountain Reader Rendezvous

Kempton, PA | Oct. 21-25, 2021
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary has been called “the mother church of raptor conservation,” and for good reason. On this high, scenic, wind-swept ridge in the Appalachians of eastern Pennsylvania, the world’s first refuge for migrating raptors was established in 1934. Today, this 2,400-acre sanctuary is renowned for both its annual autumn migration of hawks, eagles, and falcons, and for its global leadership in raptor conservation, having trained hundreds of young scientists from 75 countries.
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Book Review: Full Chase Mode: Big Year of Birding in North America

Book Review: Full Chase Mode: Big Year of Birding in North America

Posted by Guest Contributor | Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Review by Peter Gent Full Chase Mode: Big Year of Birding in North America, by John Vanderpoel, 2021, Buteo Books, 499 pages, paperback, $24.95 It is now 10 years since well-known Colorado birder John Vanderpoel was doing his Big Year. The quest was to see as many species as possible in the mainland USA and...
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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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What to Do If You Find a Baby Bird

Aside from being an author, artist, and columnist well-known to Bird Watcher's Digest and Watching Backyard Birds readers alike, Julie Zickefoose is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator with a wealth of experience in caring for injured birds. If you encounter a nestling or fledgling outside the nest, learn how to assess if the bird is in danger—and whether it's wise to intervene—and if so, what to do.
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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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