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  • As it goes high-tech, wildlife biology loses its soul

    As it goes high-tech, wildlife biology loses its soul

    We're learning a lot by monitoring wild animals, but the high tech methods used to track them take some of the mystery out of our relationship with the wild.

  • Cruising the ocean, counting seabirds

    Cruising the ocean, counting seabirds

    What an unconventional journey on a cruise ship can reveal about seabirds' enigmatic lives.

  • Incredible hummingbird facts

    Incredible hummingbird facts

    A brief sidebar lists a few of the amazing attributes of hummingbirds.

  • The Ardent Birder

    The Ardent Birder, written by Todd Newberry and delightfully illustrated by Gene Holtan, salutes the "lovely madness" of bird-watching

  • The life of an enigmatic seabird

    In Rare Bird, author Maria Mudd Ruth pursues the mystery of the Pacific Northwest’s elusive marbled murrelet

  • The Singing Life of Birds

    The Singing Life of Birds by Donald Kroodsma explores the varieties of birdsong, and even includes a CD of nearly 100 songs

  • This is a winter of snowy owls

    This is a winter of snowy owls

    Big, beautiful snowy owls are showing up far outside their usual range, much to the delight of Western birdwatchers.

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