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Tablet Extras for August 2015

BW1508_Cover170x233Listed below are all the Tablet Extras that we published in our August 2015 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 7-13

ON THE MOVE MAPS:

Baird’s Sandpiper
Calliope Hummingbird

 

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Birder at Large, pages 14-15

TURKEY POINT
A season-by-season description of the site and driving directions.

VIRGINIA RAIL
Photographs of the bird taken by readers.

FINDING RAILS
Tips and strategies for adding rails to your life list.

HOTSPOTS NEAR YOU
Birding locations in New Jersey described by local birders.

 

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Jewel of the Swamp, pages 16-21

FRANCIS BEIDLER FOREST
Read why our author says its boardwalk is “arguably the best in the country.”

PROJECT PROTHO
Details on Beidler’s citizen-science project about the warbler.

TRACKING DEVICES
Read our past articles about discoveries made with geolocators.

PROTHONOTARY HOTSPOTS
Places we’ve described where you can find the Golden Swamp Warbler.

AN APP FOR BEIDLER
This iPhone app includes photos and info about Beidler’s plants and animals, a detailed guide to the boardwalk, and more.

FROM BAY TO BAY
Watch a video from Virginia Commonwealth University about studying Prothonotaries in Chesapeake Bay and Panama Bay.

 

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Amazing, Accessible Alaska, pages 22-25

KACHEMAK BIRDS
A checklist of Kachemak Bay birds, published by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Homer (PDF).

ALASKA’S HUMMINGBIRD
Read about intrepid Rufous Hummingbird, recorded every spring on the east side of the peninsula.

POTTER MARSH
Tips, a map, driving directions, and a description of the popular Anchorage hotspot.

KENAI WILDLIFE
From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, info about 65 good wildlife-viewing sites on the Kenai Peninsula.

HIT THE TRAIL
Purchase a printed copy of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing Trail.

UNBIRDED ALASKA
Jim Williams’s account of birding Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.

SEEN RECENTLY
From eBird, a list of recent notable sightings in Alaska.

WINGNUT
Jim Williams’s popular blog about all things avian.

 

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Invitation to Observe, pages 26-31

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S ATLAS
The website of the province’s first Breeding Bird Atlas, 2008-2012.

BIRD MAPS
Select a species and see where it was found breeding in British Columbia.

SEEN RECENTLY
From eBird, a list of recent notable sightings in British Columbia.

NATURE NICHE
A gallery of photos of birds taken by Laure Wilson Neish.

WHERE TO BIRD
Five hotspots in British Columbia, described by local birders.

ATLAS II
How Wisconsin kicked off its second Breeding Bird Atlas.

GET INVOLVED
An excellent list of bird surveys coordinated by Bird Studies Canada.

 

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Champions for Birds, pages 32-35

CHAMPIONS OF THE FLYWAY
Read about the race, the teams, and how to participate next year.

BIRDING EXTREME
Watch a video about the 2014 race.

BIRDLIFE CYPRUS
The most active conservation organization on the island. It campaigns against illegal bird trapping and for the protection of natural areas.

EDUCATIONAL CARTOON
Watch a video about bird trapping starring Ulysses the Blackcap.

152 SPECIES
The list of birds that trappers have caught on Cyprus since 2002.

EMPTYING THE SKIES
A documentary about the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe, now available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, and other outlets.

INTENSIVE BIRD KILLING
Read Jonathan Franzen’s 2010 New Yorker article that inspired the documentary.

 

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Hotspots Near You, pages 39-43

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, Hotspot Near You No. 156
Eleven miles northeast of Lion’s Den Gorge on Country Club Rd. Former golf course turned sanctuary is great for songbirds, hawks, and shorebirds.

Riveredge Nature Center
About 12 miles northwest of preserve in Saukville. More than 370 acres of riverfront, prairies, forests, and ponds.

Crane Flat
Sixteen miles west of visitor center on Hwy. 120. Good spot for White-headed Woodpecker and MacGillivray’s and Hermit Warblers.

El Portal
Fourteen miles west of visitor center on Hwy. 140. Acorn Woodpecker, Western Tanager, and Black-headed Grosbeak.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
About five miles north of Fort Hill. More than 900 acres of salt marshes, beaches, and pine woodlands. Great for migrant warblers and shorebirds, turtles, and harbor seals.

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Eight-mile-long spit extending off the elbow of Cape Cod. Important Bird Area and Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Regional site. Most accessible spot is trail from headquarters on Morris Island.

J.R. Alford Greenway
2500 S. Pedrick Rd. Connects to Lafayette Heritage Trail Park via a hike-and-bike trail that crosses the railroad tracks. Great for raptors and sparrows.

Elinor-Klapp Phipps Park
About 25 minutes northwest of Lafayette Heritage Trail Park on Miller Landing Rd. Outstanding for fall warblers; good for waterbirds all year.

 

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Attracting Birds, page 46

BULLIES AND MAVERICKS
Simple chickadees observe a complex social hierarchy.

FOCUS ON FINE POINTS
How photographing birds opened up a whole new world.

SOUL FOOD
Why the thrills of a Big Year can’t compete with the comforts of home.