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WildBird magazine September-October 2008 issue
Sept/Oct 2008

2 Editor’s Note: Photo Infatuation
A recent binocular launch gave me the chance to bird south of the United States for the first time…Read Now>>

22 Wary But Welcome Woodpecker
Species Profile: Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Text and Photos By Kevin T. Karlson

32 Pleasures In A Pot
Container gardening lures birds into your patio or yard.
By Heidi Dahms Foster

36 Blind Ambition
A photo blind helps you create close-up photographs of birds.
Test and Photos By Brian E. Small

38 Automatic Exposures
Photography from a car puts wildlife at ease.
By Don Chamberlain

54 Head Hunter
The challenge of creating portraits always holds its appeal.
Text and Photos By Arthur Morris

42 20th Annual Photo Contest Winners
More than 15 images earned prizes.

58 Birding America: Bahamas Crown Jewel
Close to the East Coast, the Abaco islandsoffer Caribbean specialties.
By Brian L. Sullivan


4 Letters

6 News & Notes

10 Conservation Corner 

14 Ornithology 101

18 Birder’s Back yard

20 Window View

24 Birdboy

26 Birder’s I.D.

28 Lister's Forum

30 Adventures With Austin

64 Book Nook

65 Gear, Gadgets & Goods

67 Fledgling Territory

68 Birder's Emporium

69 WILDBIRD Classifieds

71 Advertiser's Index                                                       

72 Flying Free

On The Cover
Northern Flicker, red-shafted race
By Sonny Manley

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