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Reader Rendezvous: Birding Basics & Beyond

Reader Rendezvous: Birding Basics & Beyond

Jan. 31 - Feb. 4, 2018 | Titusville, FL
It's hard to resist the chance for some mid-winter birding in sunny Florida. That's why we're happy to announce that our Space Coast birding adventure is back! We call this Birding Basics & Beyond, and it's the best possible way to get better as a bird watcher, because you're learning by doing. We’ve made arrangements with local guides to visit some of the area’s best birding sites, where we’ll have hands-on instructional, in-the-field workshops on using optics, bird identification, and the field craft of birding.
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OTWTB Podcast Episode #23: Have You Ever ‘Ben’ to Costa Rica?

OTWTB Podcast Episode #23: Have You Ever ‘Ben’ to Costa Rica?

Posted by Bill-and-Ben T-and-L | Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Ben Lizdas has been to Costa Rica twice this fall (lucky dog). In this episode he talks with some of his fellow participants in the Costa Rica Birding Challenge about birding in the tropics, birding competitions, ecolodges, and the wonders of Costa Rica. Sadly (or perhaps not), Bill is almost completely excluded from this episode,...
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Bird ID Guide

Bird Identification Guide

Every day, thousands of people identify mystery birds with our online guide. Our profiles feature photos, descriptions, and in many cases, sound files of hundreds of North American birds. We'll tell you what to look and listen for to identify them in the field.
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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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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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