Arizona Snowbirds

December 25, 2006 by  
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Winter weather’s closing in on many North American towns. Most migrant birds have finished their move south, escaping the cold. Why not follow them? A winter trip to SE Arizona is a great cure for a bird-watcher‘s winter blues.

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The Best Places to Watch Penguins

December 18, 2006 by  
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An Antarctic cruise is a dream-vacation for penguin fans. Antarctica is the only place where you’ll find the famous Emperor Penguin. But you don’t have to travel quite that far to see penguins in the wild – many penguin species live in places much easier, and less expensive, for people to visit. Here are some examples for the travel-minded bird watcher:

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Unpopular Owls

December 11, 2006 by  
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Owls suffer a lot of bullying from other birds. Perhaps you’ve heard a mob of noisy blackbirds or chickadees out in the forest – they’re madly scolding something. They swoop and dive down at a shape in the trees. This shape often turns out to be an owl.

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Marbled Murrelet – A Seabird at Risk

December 4, 2006 by  
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Marbled Murrelets make an odd conservation story. No other seabird creates a conservation problem for timber companies!

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