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2022 Issues

March/April 2022

In the days after Bird Watcher's Digest closed its doors, our editorial and production staff were hard at work on the March/April 2022 issue. Although it will remain unfinished and unprinted, the columns, stories, and photos were intact. We voted to publish it here FREE for all to enjoy as a digital-only offering. We hope you'll enjoy this final, unofficial issue.
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January/February 2022

Welcome to the first issue of 2022! Our cover species is the Townsend's solitaire. Described as “the dim gray spirit of a bird,” this reserved, yet elegant member of the thrush family is utterly spirited in its songs and calls. Discover habits, field marks, range, and more for North America's only solitare. Do you dread gull identification? There is no better place to begin learning than with the Bonaparte's gull. Bird ID guru Alvaro Jaramillo offers tips to distinguish this small and snappy gull from similar species. Also, BWD contributors Leigh and Phil Creighton review three festivals that provide exceptional and rewarding birding opportunities. Find all this and more in the January/February 2022 issue of BWD!
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