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Birding bits you should know about this week
🎉 A very big deal
The Biggest Week in American Birding
This in-person birding festival starts today in Ohio, the “Warbler capital of the world.” The schedule is packed with events and guided trips, like “Birding 101” and “Intro to Warbler ID.”
🌼 Just in time for spring
Hudson Valley segment of statewide birding trail opens
This new birding trail stretches through six New York counties, running through bird conservation areas like Hudson Highlands State Park, the marshes at Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area, and many others.
➕ By the numbers
Wayward Steller’s sea eagle skews the stats for eBird followers
A Stellar’s sea eagle wandered far from its normal home and attracted thousands of birders to Maine. The author breaks down the fun and interesting math of just how many people may have seen the bird, and how it affected sightings on eBird.
🚀 Adventure time
Maine’s most prolific birders share their tales of adventure
There’s always that “spark bird” that lights a birder’s future obsession. Some of Maine’s most devoted birders share their stories or rare sightings and how they prioritize birding in their lives.
Lights out, Texas!
This education initiative aims to protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually—and they have great tips for things you can do to help protect birds everywhere, like turning off all your lights from 11pm to 6am.