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Birdist Rule #42: Discover the Thrill of Chasing a Rare Bird
February 9, 2017
— There's nothing like the excitement—and dread—that comes from driving across multiple states to possibly see a rarity.
Birdist Rule #7: Take a Kid Birding
February 3, 2017
— Helping the next generation learn the joys of birding is important, but first you have to make it fun. Try these tips.
Birdist Rule #106: Go Find Yourself a Bufflehead
January 26, 2017
— Ready to move on from Mallards? Start with these adorable little ducks.
Birdist Rule #93: Understand How Different Raptors Are Built to Hunt Their Prey
January 19, 2017
— Other than just being cool to know, it can also help you find and identify them.
Birdist Rule #29: Try Birding After Dark
January 12, 2017
— It can be a challenge, but it can also be highly rewarding.
Birdist Rule #99: Make Some New Year's Birding Resolutions
January 5, 2017
— Let 2017 be your best birding year yet.
Birdist Rule #50: Learn to Live with Bird Errors in TV and Movies
December 29, 2016
— Don't let the frustration drive you insane.
Birdist Rule #102: Travel Like a Birder
December 16, 2016
— Birds are everywhere, so always be ready.
Birdist Rule #48: Buy Birders a Gift They’ll Actually Use
December 8, 2016
— The answer isn’t just “put a bird on it.”
Birdist Rule #25: Go Join Your Local Audubon Christmas Bird Count
December 1, 2016
— It's the gift that keeps on giving.
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