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Hometown BirdTography

Hometown BirdTography

Marietta, OH | May 6-10, 2021
Here’s your chance to enhance your “birdtography” (bird photography) with Bird Watcher’s Digest’s production director and contributing photographer, Bruce Wunderlich! This Reader Rendezvous will take place on Bruce’s home turf, Marietta, Ohio, which also happens to be the birthplace and world headquarters of Bird Watcher’s Digest. Since we will be right in our hometown, you will get to meet and go birding with several BWD staff members as well!
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Drumroll Please... Introducing Our 2021 Optics Guide

Drumroll Please... Introducing Our 2021 Optics Guide

Posted by Wendy Clark | Thu, 08 Apr 2021
Allow us to introduce the 2021 Redstart Birding Optics Guide! It’s hot off the digital presses, it’s downloadable, it’s full of amazing products and content, and best of all, it’s FREE.   Are you rolling your eyes at the thought of downloading yet another sales catalog to your growing digital pile? Trust us, our 2021 Optics Guide is much more than a catalog of products for you to flip through, although we do list them all—including every doggone detail and pricing...
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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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Current Feature

Sometimes a bird, startled by a human opening a nearby door, will flee in a panic and accidentally slip inside the house. Photo by J. Melfi.

Help! There's a Bird in My House! What To Do?

It's not uncommon this time of year to hear this cry for help after an unsuspecting birder opens a door to startle an unsuspecting bird that accidentally flies in the wrong direction—right into the house! Here are a few tips on what to do—and what not to do—to help the bird safely find its way back out.  
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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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