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  • Bird of the Week: Belted Kingfisher

    The Belted Kingfisher is only about the size of a blackbird or robin, but it seems to wear the bill of a much larger bird. This hefty implement is the kingfisher’s weapon of choice, used to spear fishes, amphibians, and crustaceans (and if that doesn’t do the job, a few

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  • Participate in the Austin Audubon Christmas Bird Count!

    It’s that time of year again! Birders across the country are gearing up for the 2018 Christmas Bird Count, the nation’s longest-running community science bird project. Prior to the turn of the 20th century, hunters engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas “Side Hunt.” They would choose sides and

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