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Tablet Extras for April 2014

BW0414_Cover_171x223Listed below are all the Tablet Extras that we published in our February 2014 issue.

Click the links for more information. They will open articles from BirdWatching and other online resources handpicked by the editors.

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Birding Briefs, pages 6-13

HUDDLING EMPERORS
Videos reveal how penguins defeat the Antarctic cold.

SNOWY SHOWCASE
10 photos of owls that flew south this winter.

2013 IN REVIEW
The 42 most important stories about birds and birdwatchers.

CRANES KILLED
Two Whooping Cranes were shot in Kentucky.

ALBINO SHOWCASE
6 photos of albino and partial albino birds.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND PENGUINS
How rain and heat are affecting Magellanic Penguin.

 

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Birder at Large, pages 14-15

VIEW FROM THE CAPE
Keep up with bird sightings at Cape May.

SNOWY OWLS
Look at a map of Snowy Owl sightings in 2013.

SOUTH CAPE MAY MEADOWS
Read about the preserve where Pete birds.

 

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Tiny Traveler, pages 16-21

SAW-WHET GALLERY
See more photos of Northern Saw-whet Owls.

WPBO
Read about spring, fall, and summer owl banding at Whitefish Point.

PROJECT OWLNET
Saw-whet banding, maps, and past research.

COSMICALLY CUTE
Read about saw-whet banding in Pennsylvania by author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul.

BIG YEAR FOR OWLS
How one birdwatcher found all 13 of Arizona’s owl species in a single year.

HOOTS, TOOTS, AND WHINNIES
Listen to the calls of Barred, Great Horned, Eastern Screech, and Northern Saw-whet Owls.

 

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5 Backyards That Birds Love, pages 22-29

INSPIRING BACKYARDS
Our 2012 story profiled five homeowners and their wildlife-friendly yards.

GARDEN FOR WILDLIFE
Learn from the National Wildlife Federation about certifying your yard.

CHIRP
The Center to Help Instill Respect and Preservation for Garden Wildlife, host of the Sage and Songbirds Garden Tour.

NATURE WATCH AUSTIN
Jim and Lynne Weber’s blog about gardening for wildlife.

TEXAS GOLD
Two refuges in the heart of Texas are where to go for glimpses of the rare Golden-cheeked Warbler.

CROWN
Charlotte, Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature, the local chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Ernie McLaney is the president.

PUGET SOUND BIRD OBSERVATORY
Seattle’s bird-research group. Christine Southwick is the president.

 

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My Long Walk, pages 32-37

FOREST BEACH MIGRATORY PRESERVE
Hotspot Near You No. 156. Map, directions, and tips for finding birds.

NATURAL RESOURCES FOUNDATION
Membership information, field trips, and conservation projects in Wisconsin.

FRIENDS OF THE CEDARBURG BOG
The history of the bog, photos of plants and animals, and news about field trips and other events.

ICE AGE TRAIL ALLIANCE
Trail maps, hiking information, and descriptions of the landscape and geology.

GLACIAL DRUMLIN STATE TRAIL
Maps and essential information about passes, fees, and lodging along the trail.

 

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Hotspots Near You, pages 41-45

DUNDAS MARSH
90 minutes south of Luther Marsh at Royal Botanical Gardens Nature Centre. Prime woodland and marsh birding adjoining Lake Ontario.

MOUNTSBERG CONSERVATION AREA
50 miles southeast of Luther Marsh at 2259 Millburough Line, Campbellville. Forest, wetland, and extensive mudflats.

TRAVELERS’ REST STATE PARK

26 miles north of Stevensville, Montana, on Mormon Creek Rd. west of Hwy 93. Black-headed Grosbeak, Warbling Vireo, Lazuli Bunting, Lewis’s Woodpecker.

BASS CREEK NATURE TRAIL
About five miles northwest of Stevensville on Bass Creek Rd. Bobolink, Red Crossbill, Winter Wren, Clark’s Nutcracker, Northern Goshawk, White-throated Swift.

ARIZONA’S SUPER SIX WARBLERS

BIRDING SITES IN ARIZONA

HOTSPOTS IN NEW YORK STATE

ARTICLES BY DAVID SPEISER

ARTICLES BY JIM BURNS

 

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Amazing Birds, pages 46-47

CLEVER MUSCLES
The amazing muscles and bones that enable flight.

CHISELS AND TONGUES
Why woodpeckers can hammer without getting headaches.

 

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Attracting Birds, page 48

FROM THE GROUND UP
Attract ground-feeding sparrows without subsidizing House Sparrows.

ON THE ROAD
How to attract birds even when you’re traveling.

COMFORT AND SOLACE
The healing power of birds in the backyard.

WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY
Why suction-cup feeders are safest for birds and great for you.

 

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Fieldcraft, page 54

OUR PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERIES
Spectacular photographs of birds, organized in five galleries: Backyard, U.S & Canada, World, Rarities, and Atypical Birds.

OUR FLICKR GROUP
Beautiful photos of birds from talented nature photographers around the globe.

 

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