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Contributing Editor Laura Erickson is a talented author, radio producer, and public speaker who has dedicated her professional life to the love, understanding, and protection of birds. "Snow Bird," her first article in Birder's World (now BirdWatching), appeared in December 2003. It described the migration and winter habits of the American Robin. Her column "Attracting Birds," about attracting, feeding, sheltering, and understanding the birds in your backyard, appears in every issue of the magazine.
In addition to being a frequent, and entertaining, public speaker, Erickson is the producer of the radio segment “For the Birds,” which is available as a podcast and broadcast on community stations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and New York. She has worked as science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and she is both the American Robin expert and the Whooping Crane expert for Journey North.
Erickson is the author of a growing collection of good books about birds, including For the Birds: An Uncommon Guide (1994), Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids (1997), 101 Ways to Help Birds (2006), The Bird Watching Answer Book (2009), and Twelve Owls (2011).
Erickson is also the creator of two blogs: Laura’s Birding Blog and Twin Beaks, which she writes from the bird’s perspective.
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