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Marsh Madness Reader Rendezvous

Marsh Madness Reader Rendezvous

Linton & Bloomington, IN | Feb. 12-16, 2021
Go birding with BWD editor Dawn Hewitt in her old stomping grounds in Indiana! February is prime whooping-crane viewing season in the southern part of the state. We'll spend one day at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, where sandhill cranes usually number in the thousands, and vast flocks of snow and greater white-fronted geese can be mind-blowing. We’ll also spend a day at Lake Monroe, Indiana’s largest lake, which usually hosts dozens of bald eagles (and occasionally a golden!) each winter along with a nice mix of ducks, loons, swans and grebes.
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Reader Rendezvous: Reflecting, Regrouping, and Reviving

Reader Rendezvous: Reflecting, Regrouping, and Reviving

Posted by Wendy Clark | Thu, 12 Nov 2020
I’ll never forget the first conversation Bill Thompson, III, and I had about Reader Rendezvous. We had spent a week at the British Birdfair followed by some holiday time in England with good friends. As we were nestling down in our seats for the seven-hour return flight ahead, he said, –
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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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Watch for red-breasted nuthatches in the fall and winter of 2020. Photo by G. McGarry.

Five Tips to Make the Most of Fall Birding This Year

Did you know? If you love red-breasted nuthatches, the fall and winter of 2020 look promising for sightings! This species started pushing south in large numbers in August. We have a few tips to keep in mind when birding during fall, especially when looking for backyard migrants.
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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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