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Marsh Madness Reader Rendezvous

Marsh Madness Reader Rendezvous

Linton & Bloomington, IN | Feb. 12-16, 2021
Go birding with BWD editor Dawn Hewitt in her old stomping grounds in Indiana! February is prime whooping-crane viewing season in the southern part of the state. We'll spend one day at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, where sandhill cranes usually number in the thousands, and vast flocks of snow and greater white-fronted geese can be mind-blowing. We’ll also spend a day at Lake Monroe, Indiana’s largest lake, which usually hosts dozens of bald eagles (and occasionally a golden!) each winter along with a nice mix of ducks, loons, swans and grebes.
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Join Bruce on a BirdTography Trip in 2021!

Join Bruce on a BirdTography Trip in 2021!

Posted by Bruce Wunderlich | Thu, 22 Oct 2020
You may have seen my photos on the pages of Bird Watcher’s Digest and Watching Backyard Birds. For the past three-plus years, I have been the production director and a contributing photographer to BWD. But my interest in bird photography, aka birdtography, began long ago. Since high school I have been interested in photography, and...
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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

Watch for red-breasted nuthatches in the fall and winter of 2020. Photo by G. McGarry.

Five Tips to Make the Most of Fall Birding This Year

Did you know? If you love red-breasted nuthatches, the fall and winter of 2020 look promising for sightings! This species started pushing south in large numbers in August. We have a few tips to keep in mind when birding during fall, especially when looking for backyard migrants.
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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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