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Who Knows What Birds You Might See?

Prior to the turn of the century, people engaged in a holiday tradition known as the Christmas ‚ÄúSide Hunt”: They would choose sides and go afield with their guns; whoever brought in the biggest pile of feathered (and furred) quarry won. Conservation was in its beginning stages around the turn of the 20th century, and

One Pine Siskin Is A Surprise. A Hundred Thousand Is A Revelation

At Project FeederWatch, everyday sightings combine for rare insights. In the winter of 2008-2009, the United States was flooded with Pine Siskins, small, streaky finches with a lemon-yellow flash in the wings. The birds left boreal Canada and spread across the continent from the Pacific Northwest to the Gulf Coast. Siskins by the millions blanketed