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How ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Packed With Birds (and Not Just Ravens)

How ‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Packed With Birds (and Not Just Ravens)

— Come to meet the man who puts Prothonotary Warbler calls in Kings Landing. Stay for a bonus field guide to the birdlife of Westeros.
When Women Run the Bird World

When Women Run the Bird World

— For decades female birders have been the silent majority. Now they’re starting their own movements to transform a privileged culture.
Watch These Desert Raptors Snack on a Massive Swarm of Bats

Watch These Desert Raptors Snack on a Massive Swarm of Bats

— Swainson's Hawks star in the latest episode of National Geographic's nature-doc series, Hostile Planet.
The Mystery of the Missing John James Audubon Self-Portrait

The Mystery of the Missing John James Audubon Self-Portrait

— The artist snuck himself into his original "Birds of America" Golden Eagle painting, but his likeness was later removed. What happened?
Birders Are Discovering a Secret to Better Big Days—the Bicycle

Birders Are Discovering a Secret to Better Big Days—the Bicycle

— More people see the allure of pedal power in a car-centric world.
Kenn Kaufman's Backyard Is One of the Best Spots to Witness Spring Migration

Kenn Kaufman's Backyard Is One of the Best Spots to Witness Spring Migration

— The legendary birder's latest book is a love letter to Ohio and migratory wonders. Read an excerpt here.
Win a Copy of Kenn Kaufman's New Book, ‘A Season on the Wind’

Win a Copy of Kenn Kaufman's New Book, ‘A Season on the Wind’

— The storied writer and birder chronicles the wonders of migration in a weaving tome.
Righting the Record for the World’s Premier Trash Birds

Righting the Record for the World’s Premier Trash Birds

— Birder Tim Dee paints an enlightening portrait of the urban gull and its ingenuity in his book ‘Landfill.’
Native American Demand Is Driving a Black Market for Eagle Feathers

Native American Demand Is Driving a Black Market for Eagle Feathers

— Tribal aviaries provide a legal supply of Bald and Golden Eagle feathers for ceremonial use, but not enough—so poachers put wild birds in peril.
Kids No Longer Have to Bird—or Feel—Alone, Thanks to This Club

Kids No Longer Have to Bird—or Feel—Alone, Thanks to This Club

— Thirteen years ago, six teens helped launch a group for young birders in Ohio. Since then, others across the world have adopted their model.
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