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A Good Birding Teacher

Dick Ashford, a hawk expert and president of Klamath Bird Observatory, says there's more to learning about birds than just identification. A good teacher can welcome you into the field of wonder. You could look at a bird and say, "OK, There is a Red-tailed Hawk. Note the patagial marks on the... read more »

Topics & Themes:  birding

Cape May in October

Cape May Autumn Birding Festival, October 20 - 24, 2016!Cape May lies on a peninsula at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, and it's one of the most famous birding destinations in the US. October may be the most exciting month of all to watch birds there. It's hawk migration!  Because most... read more »

Topics & Themes:  birding

Rewards of Birding - With Harry Fuller

Why is birdwatching so rewarding? Bird guide, Harry Fuller, says it's about three things: It's free. You can do it wherever you are. And it's fun! Once you start watching, you really appreciate the beauty, the complexity, and the wonder of what's going on in the world around you. Like these... read more »

Topics & Themes:  birding

A Teacher Made A Difference

Adrian Dorst arrived on Vancouver Island in British Columbia 40 years ago to survey the birds of the Pacific Rim National Park. His photographs helped conserve the Meares Island forest when it was up for logging. [Juvenile Pacific Golden-Plover seen here--] What is it about the people who want to... read more »

Topics & Themes:  birding

Lark Sparrow

The Lark Sparrow is large, gorgeous, and unmistakable. Because of its beauty, a Lark Sparrow was chosen for the cover of Sparrows and Buntings: A Guide to the Sparrows and Buntings of North America and the World. Lark Sparrows nest throughout the West and Midwest, in grassy habitats with... read more »

Topics & Themes:  birding, birdwatching