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Winter delights: 15 birds to look for in the coldest months

When temperatures plunge and snow piles up, do we birders pack away our optics to wait for spring? Of course not! We head out in search of owls and crossbills, waterfowl and waxwings, and other birds. Enjoy this photo essay of fantastic species you can find this winter!

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle
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Golden Eagle: This powerful raptor mostly occurs in western valleys and plains in winter. Small numbers winter in the Midwest and the Appalachian Mountains. Photo by Ivan Godal/Shutterstock

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