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Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) in Costa Rica. Photo by Ttschleuder, Wikimedia Commons.

Travel Allows for Better Birding

How do you make your international birding trip a success? Retired adventure travel agent Marci Madsen Fuller tells you how.
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BWD Festival Finder

During the peak of bird migration, there's nothing more exciting than attending a birding festival. The birds are spectacular and the people are great. If you haven't tried a festival yet, this is a must-do for next season! Use BWD's Birding and Nature Festival Finder to help you select from the many available in special areas all over the country.
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With 16 years of birding-optics expertise, Ben Lizdas is well-qualified to explain why some binoculars cost upwards of $2,500. Are super-premium bins worth the price?

Why Are Binoculars So Expensive?

As a birder who also happens to be an optics enthusiast, there are few moments that elicit more anticipation for Ben Lizdas, than being able to see and experience a newly designed, high-end binocular for the first time. With 16 years of birding-optics expertise, Ben is well-qualified to explain why some binoculars cost upwards of $2,500. Are super-premium bins worth the price? Read and find out.
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