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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!

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl
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Snowy Owl: Last winter, this unmistakable owl flew south into the U.S. in large numbers. Watch for it in open habitats, including coastal areas. Photo by Paul J. Hartley/Shutterstock

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