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Featured Hot Books !
Focus Guide to the
Birds of North America
By Kenn Kaufman
Retail $20.00 Your Price $16.00
This new field guide is ideal for beginning birders! Kenn Kaufman's groundbreaking work digitally enhances photographic images to show the characteristics that are sometimes not apparent in photographs. The guide is organized by bird family groupings rather than taxonomic classification.
Living on the Wind
By Scott Weidensaul
Kiptopeke State Park is located at the tip of Cape Charles, this is the place to be in the fall. About 70,000 raptors fly overhead between September and November. The park is also great for fall songbirds. Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel is great! Write or call for a letter that will permit you to stop on islands 2,3 and 4 as you cross the bridge/tunnel. Purple Sandpiper, Great Cormorant, Oldsquaw (Oops... I mean Long-tailed Duck) and all three Scoters may fly by. Chincoteague National Wildlife Reserve - More famous for its ponies than its birds -- but that may soon change! This barrier island is a last staging area each fall for Shorebirds on their way to South America. Thousands of waterfowl spend the winter here. Shenandoah National Park has the Skyline Drive - a beautiful experience. Birders like to explore the South River Falls Trail around mile 63. Spring and summer are the best times to visit.
Featured Hot Spot :
Salton Sea, California
33.05 N 115.41 W
An absolutely UNBELIEVABLE experience any time of year! This huge oasis in the middle of the desert just south of Palm Springs, attracts millions of birds in the winter! The south end is best for birds like Shorebirds, Burrowing Owls and Mountain Plover. Take a friend and Cher the experience as you look for Yellow-footed Gull during the hot, Sonny, smelly summer. Better yet, come to the festival next February!
It's Hawk Migration Time!
Surprise #121: Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
Surprise #122: Carolina Raptor Center great links
Surprise #123: The Peregrine Fund
Surprise #124: Hawk Watch International
Surprise #125: The Raptor Center U. of Minnesota
Surprise #126: Bald Eagle Information
(Surprise Web Sites #1-120)
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