Tag Archives: Audubon

Birding IS Big Business

Birdwatching is among America’s most popular recreational activities…and growing. Why Birding? Ask the 47+ million birdwatchers in America why they love birds, and you’ll likely get a range of replies as diverse as the birds themselves. With colors and songs that … Continue reading

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Birdwatchers Flock to Lake Havasu City

In January 2012, news spread worldwide that a Nutting’s Flycatcher was spotted in the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) near Lake Havasu City, Arizona, attracting scores of birders. Though it may seem like one of the more unique … Continue reading

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Frontera Audubon: An Urban Nature Preserve

Located four blocks from the Weslaco downtown business district, Frontera Audubon is a private non-profit nature preserve featuring mature native woodlands, thornscrub, trails, wetlands, and butterfly gardens. This 15-acre urban site provides habitat for a wide variety of birds, butterflies, … Continue reading

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Join the Christmas Bird Count

With their binoculars, scopes, and gazes turned to the skies, birdwatchers are often far easier to spot than the feathered friends they search for. Birds have a unique ability to inspire and delight us. They connect us with nature, with … Continue reading

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“Birding the Net” Takes Birding Online

The competition was fierce as virtual birders pursued animated orioles, puffins, cranes, and more throughout the web in Audubon’s Birding the Net. In all, more than 9,500 participated in the ambitious social media campaign that stretched across Facebook, Twitter, and … Continue reading

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“The Big Year” & “Birding the Net”

Bird-watching or “birding” as it’s properly known gets the big screen treatment in “The Big Year” which opened in theaters this past weekend. With more than 40 million bird enthusiasts in the United States, The Big Year would seem to … Continue reading

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