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Bird Watching

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    Getting Kids into Birding

    On the surface, birding may seem fairly straightforward: you go out, you look for birds, you find the birds, you identify the birds and then call it a day. But it’s so much more than that,…

  • Eastern Bluebird perched on a branch.

    Apps for Birding Adventures

    Discover Apps for Your Phone and Identify Birds by their Behavior and Songs When You’re Out in Nature Continuing and rapid changes in technology has irrevocably changed much of the face of society, from how we…

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    The Texas Roundup

    Glenn Robertson is one of the Duncraft photographers and recently sent us this report about his activities with hummingbirds and the Texas Hummingbird Roundup. We weren’t able to find any other states that have a Roundup…

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    Why Is Birding So Popular?

    Without question, backyard birding is one of the most popular hobbies in America. An U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service survey in 1996 showed that 52 million Americans feed wild birds in their yards. A massive group…

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    The Woodthrush and Its Song

    Listen for the beautiful Wood Thrush at dawn and at dusk. Chances are you’ll be able to recognize its song before you ever see the bird, even if they are fairly common in their range. Wood…

  • Learn more about the elusive Veery.

    The Elusive Veery

    You may not know what a Veery is, or have any idea of what they look like, but if you live in the northern U.S., chances are that you’ve heard their mysterious and lovely song echoing…

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    Enjoy Hummingbirds

    Spring and summer bring hummingbirds—and these little birds aren’t shy! They visit feeders on apartment balconies, windowpanes, porches or decks, and backyards both big and small. With a simple feeder and a little sugar water, anyone…

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    Birds at the Seashore

    A recent fall trip to the seacoast of New Hampshire gave an excellent opportunity to view several varieties of  shorebirds. It’s October and the largest number of birds were Ring-billed Gulls. The adults are easily identified…

  • Man looking through binoculars in a birdwatching hideout.

    Choosing Binoculars

    There are many types of binoculars, but what kind is best for bird watching? There is a lot of information out there on brands, magnification and comfort factors, such as weight and ease of focusing. We’ve…