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WildBird May/June 2007 Issue
May/June 2007

30 Hang out a Sugar Shingle
Hummingbird banders reveal tips to attract visitors.
BY GIGI DOUBAN

36 Create an Urban Habitat
With some creativity, city dwellers can lure birds.
BY MARY FRANZ

40 Desert Dawn-bringer
Species Profile: Lucifer Hummingbird
(Calothorax lucifer)
BY SHERI WILLIAMSON AND TOM WOOD


42
19th Annual WildBird Photo Contest
LAST CHANCE: Send your entries before April 28!

46 Misidentify Birds Like an Expert
An experienced birder shares fumbles and foibles.
BY DON FREIDAY

50 Birding America: The Sweetness of Spring
Discover the Connecticut River Birding Trail.
BY DOUGLAS HAYNES

56 Tunes with Feathers
Do the lyrics of popular songs ring true?
BY SHARON STITELER



2 EDITOR’S NOTE

4 LETTERS

6 NEWS & NOTES

10 CONSERVATION CORNER

14 ORNITHOLOGY 101

18 THE LISTER’S FORUM

20 BIRDER’S I.D.

22 BIRDBOY

24 EAVESDROPPING

26 BIRDER’S BACK YARD

28 ADVENTURES WITH AUSTIN

60 GEAR, GADGETS & GOODS

61 BOOK NOOK

64 BIRDER’S I.D. ANSWER

65 FLEDGLING TERRITORY

66 BIRDER’S EMPORIUM

68 WILDBIRD CLASSIFIEDS

72 FLYING FREE

ON THE COVER
A Ruby-throated Hummingbird kicks off our annual celebration of the feisty little marvels. Turn
to pages 10, 14, 20, 24, 28, 30 and 40 for interesting facts and beautiful photography.
by Alan Murphy
BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD BY ROLF NUSSBAUMER

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