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WildBird Magazine January/February 2008 issue
January/February 2008

2 Editor's Note
A quote from ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek recently crossed my path: “Running is about more than just the run.” The same applies to this pursuit, doesn’t it? Birding is about more than just the birds...More>>

30 A Different Set of Eyes
Enjoy backyard birding with new observation tips.
BY KEVIN T. KARLSON





34
Bluer Than the Sky
Backyard species profile: Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
BY STEVE MASLOWSKI

36 My Favorite Birding Spot of All Time
Migration turns many locations - some,unexpected - into hotspots.
BY PETE DUNNE

40 Feast on the Newest Models
Check out the tips from optics experts on page 44.

46 Winter Delights
Birds brighten our days through the colder months.

50 Birding America:
Florida's Spring & Summer Secrets
Breeding species abound with ample,safe viewing.
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY ARTHUR MORRIS

58 Bird Tracking
Two tools can make your dreams fly.
BY RHONDA OSTERTAG

60 Salton Sea Siren
The accidental water body east of San Diego continually lures visitors.
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JOHN PUSCHOCK

62 Down but Not Out
Species Profile:Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea)
BY JO ANN ABELL

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10 CONSERVATION CORNER

14 ORNITHOLOGY 101

18 BIRDER'S BACK YARD

20 EAVESDROPPING: A TRIBUTE TO JUNE

22 BIRDBOY

24 BIRDER'S I.D.

26 LISTER'S FORUM

28 ADVENTURES WITH AUSTIN

62 GEAR, GADGETS & GOODS

63 BOOK NOOK

65 FLEDGLING TERRITORY

68 BIRDER'S EMPORIUM

69 WILDBIRD CLASSIFIEDS

71 ADVERTISER'S INDEX

72 FLYING FREE

ON THE COVER
If you offer millet in your seed feeders and live within the species' range, you might lure molting male Indigo Buntings to your home. For details, turn to page 34
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