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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Living Bird: Summer Issue Now Online

By on Thursday, October 30th, 2008 - 2 Comments

Head over to to read the Summer 2008 issue of Living Bird for free online. Lab members will have seen these stories in the print magazine they received in July, but this online version features extra photo galleries and … Continue reading

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The Sightings List 2.0: eBird Trail Tracker

By on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 - 6 Comments

Pretty much every nature center, National Wildlife Refuge, and Audubon sanctuary has one: a wind-battered, rain-spattered clipboard hanging from the entrance kiosk, pencil stub dangling on a piece of string, a couple dozen notable birds jotted on it in as … Continue reading

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FeederWatch Needs You

By on Friday, October 24th, 2008 - 1 Comment

I ran into Project FeederWatch leader David Bonter yesterday as I was having lunch beside Sapsucker Woods Pond. David was dressed in jeans and carrying a sack of sunflower seeds, nearly empty from his feeder-filling trip around the pond. It’s … Continue reading

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Big City, Bright Lights

By on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 - 3 Comments

It’s about time for new issues of BirdScope and Living Bird to be hitting members‘ mailboxes, so today I thought I’d point out the cover image from summer’s BirdScope. With fall migration in full swing, this nighttime satellite photo is … Continue reading

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Who Sat for the Big Sit?

By on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 - 7 Comments

The Big Sit passed me by this year, but I’m wondering how many other birders dedicated last Sunday to sitting in a 17-foot-diameter circle and counting all the birds they saw or heard. I did go out birding Saturday morning, … Continue reading

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