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LISTEN TO THE BIRDS: A KidLit Bird Book Review

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She has a lifelong love of birds, perhaps instilled at birth with her middle name—Burd. If you are searching for a book to draw kids into a love of birding, ornithologist Donald Kroodsma’s Listen to the Birds might be the perfect fit. Listen to the Birds is also a perfect book to pair with a morning hike with children.

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Birding Beyond 60

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In between now and then, I will spend a week and a half in California, in the land where birding may mean walking on paved paths, or even on a wooden boardwalk built through the middle of a salt marsh. I can also pretty much count on one or more joints to be a bit cranky on any given day — especially after a long day of birding.

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A Gentlemen’s Big Day’s Birding

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In my younger days I was very keen on what is generally known as Big Day Birding, or trying to see as many species of birds as possible in one day. Called The Big Bird Race , it tells the story of how my team, representing Country Life magazine , recorded 155 species in 24 hours in East Anglia (Suffolk and Norfolk).

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Birding Ruili, Yunnan

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I admit this is not quite on the level of fellow writers’ posts describing birding as an extreme sport. The bird has now started using its scientific name, Hemipus picatus , as it is substantially shorter. Perhaps the middle section of blog posts should be relatively boring in order to get rid of the more casual readers.

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Animal Rights: A Small Bird

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Birding Southeastern Washington (McNary NWR)

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National Wildlife Refuges provide valuable habitat for birds and other animals, and because they are protected that habitat persists despite increased urbanization and agriculture. Plus, they offer excellent birding. The post Birding Southeastern Washington (McNary NWR) first appeared on 10,000 Birds.

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More Heath Birding around Bonn

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I was especially looking forward to take some better photos of the birds I saw last time, which I only managed partly. After all, I’d rather call myself a birder than a bird photographer, although I have to admit that I enjoy doing both more or less equally.

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