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Bird Watcher’s Digest is PROUD to support the first event of its kind on October 17th and 18th—the GLOBAL BIRD WEEKEND. This event is open to everyone in the world, it’s free of charge, and its purpose and mission is to raise awareness and engagement of birds and birders on every continent around the world. It’s also a great opportunity to help raise funds that will be used to fight the illegal bird trade in Asia and around the world. Join BWD Publisher Wendy Clark along with Tim Appleton and Jim Lawrence from the UK to learn more about this exciting event, why it’s happening, and how YOU can get involved! Posted Fri, 18 Sep 2020.
Episode 1: An Interview with Adrian Lesak
Our inaugural episode of BirdSense features Adrian Lesak, birding and optics expert at Vortex Optics. BWD Publisher Wendy Clark recently sat down with Adrian at Vortex's headquarters in Wisconsin to chat about the company's history and development, Adrian's involvement through the years, and the outstanding products—both new, and tried and true—that Vortex has to offer. This episode is sponsored by Vortex Sports Optics.
Grab the Kleenex: This is the final episode that TBL host Bill Thompson, III, recorded before succumbing to pancreatic cancer on March 25, 2019. Bill interviews Mark S. Garland, a naturalist who has been sharing his enthusiasm for nature for over 40 years. He is also the 2019 recipient of the Paul Bartsch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Natural History. Bird Watcher’s Digest subscribers will recognize him as the author of “Birders Question Mark,” a Q&A column that has featured in the magazine since 2015. Mark reveals what sparked his interest in nature and birds early in life, and how it evolved throughout his lifetime. He ends with advice for aspiring naturalists: Be persistent, follow your heart, and in the end, it will all work out! Posted Thu, Aug 29 2019.
Wildlife rehabilitator Julie Zickefoose is visited by the female red-tailed hawk she rescued from a barbed wire fence last fall. Julie ponders what the circling hawk recalls of her and the events of that unforgettable day. Posted Wed, 19 Aug 2020.