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WildBird Magazine July/August 2008 issue
July/August 2008

2 Editor’s Note
I stumbled into birding 10 years ago this August. A coworker, June Kikuchi, asked me to join her on the WildBird staff, and that marked the beginning of my real education about wild birds…
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Urban Floridians
Species Profile: Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JEFF BOUTON
 
32 Unexpected Diners
You can protect birds from backyard predators.
BY SHARON STITELER
 
36 Remembering RTP
Birders share memories of the 1930s pioneer and the effects of his work.
 
40 Backyard Muses
Neighborhood birds can serve as models for drawings.
ILLUSTRATIONS AND TEXT BY SHAWNEEN FINNEGAN
 
44 Southbound Marvel
Species Profile: Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
BY BRIAN L. SULLIVAN
 
46 Spy on Scopes
In this annual roundup, peruse the latest models in spotting scopes.

52 Touch the Sky
Visit a hawkwatch to soak up migrating raptors.
 
56 Birding America: Western Gold
Near Sacramento, birders can reap valuable memories and photographs in Northern California.
BY HEIDI DAHMS FOSTER 

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10 CONSERVATION CORNER

14 ORNITHOLOGY 101

18 BIRDER'S BACK YARD

20 WINDOW VIEW

22 BIRDBOY

24 BIRDER'S I.D.

26 LISTER'S FORUM

28 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 

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Bald Eagle
By Rob Curtis

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