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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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Time for Bird Bingo!

Time for Bird Bingo!

Posted by Dawn Hewitt | Thu, 29 Apr 2021
It’s spring! It is literally time to get out there with the birds! To keep things interesting, especially as avian activity continues to ramp up with spring migration, we offer Bird Bingo! We have designed bingo cards for five regions of the United States: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest. Click on the PDF for...
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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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Chickadee nestling photo by Shutterstock.

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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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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