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The American Birding Expo: An Event You Don't Want to Miss!

The American Birding Expo: An Event You Don't Want to Miss!

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA
The American Birding Expo is a celebration of the birding lifestyle that brings the world of birding to one place. Exhibitors from around the world, representing all aspects of the birding and nature market, come to the Expo to present and offer their products, goods, and services. It's the largest and most diverse shopping experience available to bird watchers in North America! Learn more by watching our new promotional video.
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OTWTB Podcast Episode 16: Birds as Symbols

OTWTB Podcast Episode 16: Birds as Symbols

Posted by Bill-and-Ben T-and-L | Wed, 19 Jul 2017
              The guys talk about the many ways birds are symbolic for humans. From the U.S. national symbol (the bald eagle) to a fight over the Oregon state bird, to wise owls, canaries in coal mines, beer labels, and bird tattoos, the guys cover topics like a sleeve of...
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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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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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