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Birdist Rule #48: Go Find a Swan—a Wild Swan
February 8, 2018
— And when you do, prepare to be wowed.
Birdist Rule #74: Watch Some Movies About Birding
November 30, 2017
— Stuck indoors for the holidays? Scrutinize these birding movies instead of real-life field marks.
Rule #46: Go on a Successful Birding Trip Without a Guide
November 9, 2017
— Intimidated to chase a lifer on your own? Don't be. Just use my bird-finding strategy, known as I.B.I.S.
Birdist Rule #83: Identify Your First Ibis
October 27, 2017
— Beware: We have three species, and two of them can be really confusing.
Birdist Rule #87: Know How to Bird on Vacation with a Non-Birding Spouse
October 5, 2017
— It's possible, but compromise is key.
Birdist Rule #4: Avoid Making These Boneheaded Birding Mistakes
August 10, 2017
— As experienced by yours truly.
Birdist Rule #81: Learn How to Handle Your First ‘Dip’
July 13, 2017
— Missing a bird you've traveled to see, or ‘dipping,’ can be a disappointing experience. It’s also a birding rite of passage.
Birdist Rule #78: Go Find an Exotic Bird in the U.S.
June 29, 2017
— There are established populations all over the country, and some species even count toward your life list. They're also just thrilling to see.
Birdist Rule #57: It's Summer—Watch Out for Juveniles!
June 22, 2017
— Baby birds are about to be on the loose, but identifying them can be tricky.
Birdist Rule #95: Learn the Red-Eyed Vireo's Song and Level-Up Your Birding
June 15, 2017
— Knowing this species opens the door to a whole new world of birds.
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