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WILDBIRD magazine
September/October 2007

30 Thoroughly Modern Birding
Technological tools can make your efforts more fruitful.
BY Sharon Stiteler

34 Less-Celebrated Travelers
Fall migration could visit your back yard in the form of short-distance migrants
BY Pete Bacinski


40
19th Annual Photo Contest Winners
See which 16 entries - out of more than 1,780 images earned prizes in this year's competition.

52 Majestic Migrant
Species Profile: Vaux's Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
BY Lauren Tompkins

54 Discover Varied Treasure
Thanks to a public-private partnership, a statewide trail system highlights birding sites all over Virginia.
BY Deborah R. Huso








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 LISTER’S FORUM

28 ADVENTURES WITH AUSTIN

62 GEAR, GADGETS & GOODS

63 BOOK NOOK

65  FLEDGLING TERRITORY

67 BIRDER’S EMPORIUM

69  WILDBIRD CLASSIFIEDS

71 ADVERTISER’S INDEX

72 FLYING FREE

ON THE COVER
Cedar Waxwings belong to a group of birds known as shortdistance migrants. Turn to page 34 to learn more about the group and where you can observe them.
By Alan Murphy

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