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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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My Experience with Black Soldier Fly Larvae

My Experience with Black Soldier Fly Larvae

Posted by Dawn Hewitt | Thu, 25 Feb 2021
Ultimately, this story is about birds. Trust me. For more than a decade I have been a dedicated composter. I don’t let a scrap of food go into the trash or garbage disposal. What doesn’t get eaten has gone into one of my two compost bins. Corn husks and cobs, citrus peels, avocado and peach...
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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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