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Male American Redstart

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A nature-loving mom takes her gamer son down to Gulf Shores, Alabama to blend beaches and bird watching.

Photographing Warblers

Male blackburnian warbler in willow

Photographing warblers is one of the greatest challenges in bird photography. But capturing a sharp, well-lit image of an avian jewel makes it all worthwhile.

Moose Bog: Boreal Specialities in Lowland Vermont

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At Moose Bog an observant non-bushwhacker can locate the boreal grand slam: Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, and Boreal Chickadee.

The Biggest Week: A Warblerific Epiphany

Black-throated Green Warbler. © Laura Kammermeier

Finally, a week after returning from The Biggest Week in American Birding, I am able to sit down and recount the event without developing a lump in my throat. The event was a deeply emotional and satisfying experience for me on so many levels; let me try to explain why.