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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!

Rough-legged Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk
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Rough-legged Hawk: In winter, this open-country raptor may be found from southern Canada to Texas. It may also be seen in marshes. Photo by Gregory Johnston/Shutterstock

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