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The Big Sit!™ 2018: Birding's Most Sedentary Event!

The Big Sit!™ 2018: Birding's Most Sedentary Event!

October 13 & 14, 2018
Can you feel the excitement? Circles from all over the world are submitting their counts for the 2018 Big Sit! Although this is not a competitive event, we encourage you to submit your results in order to win bragging rights and enter a the "Golden Bird" drawing for a $500 prize! If you participated in the 2018 Sit!, it's not too late to register your circle and submit your counts.
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Patuxent’s Whooping Crane Flock to Be Relocated

Patuxent’s Whooping Crane Flock to Be Relocated

Posted by Birding News | Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Approximately 33 whooping cranes, captive breeders at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, will take to the air on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, but not via their own wing power. The U.S. Coast Guard will transport the big birds from Laurel, Maryland, to Louisiana, according to a USGS news release. The birds’ destination...
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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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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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