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Whether you’re new to birding or have years of experience, a BirdWatching membership is for you! You’ll have access to bird-identification tips not found in any field guide, news and features that cover birding across North America, invitations to exclusive webinars, back issues of BirdWatching magazine, and much more. Take your birding to new heights with our membership today!

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