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WILDBIRD July/August 2007
July/August 2007

30 Award-winning Abodes
Nests run the gamut in design, but can fashion meet function?
By Rick Marsi

34 Mega-scale Observations
Use weather radar to predict birding conditions in your neck of the woods.
By David La Puma



40
Valley of the Cranes
In south-central Colorado, Sandhill Cranes and various species find refuge.
By Donna Ikenberry

46 A Kestrel Story
A Connecticut golf course hosts a family of endangered raptors.
By Sam Fried

50 Scope It Out
New spotting scopes add to your optics choices.
PLUS: Purchasing tips and an optical glossary

54 A Glimpse into Migration
A private banding blind in Minnesota tracks raptors on their southbound journey.
By Amber Burnette

WILDBIRD magazine60 A Prehistoric Survivor
Species Profile: California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
By Chuck Graham

2 EDITOR’S NOTE

4 LETTERS

6 NEWS & NOTES

10 Conservation Corner  

14 ORNITHOLOGY 101

18  Birder’s Back yard

20 EAVESDROPPING

22 BIRDBOY

24 Birder’s I.D.

26 THE LISTER’S FORUM

28 ADVENTURES WITH AUSTIN

62 GEAR, GADGETS & GOODS

63 BOOK NOOK

64 BIRDER’S I.D. ANSWER

65  FLEDGLING

67 BIRDER’S EMPORIUM

69  WILDBIRD CLASSIFIEDS

71 ADVERTISER’S INDEX

72 FLYING FREE

ON THE COVER
Northern Harriers’ keen sense of hearing makes them a perennial challenge to raptor banders trying to lure them to the ground. To learn more about banding, turn to page 54.
By Scott Elowitz

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