Birder's Guide

AUG 2018

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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feeder in the dead of winter, so they men- tioned it to their friend, Liz Cates, who is an active birder and member of the Baird Ornithological Club, Berks County's local birding club. I was club president at the time and learned about the bird as we were chatting before a club board meeting on January 30, 2017. Liz said, "My friend Sue has an oriole visiting her bird feeder." We asked for details and if we could visit to check out the bird because of the likelihood that an out-of- season bird like this could also be a species outside its normal range. We had no idea how far out! Unfortunately, it was cold and flu season, and there was a delay in communication, but two days later I heard from Liz that we were welcome to come visit the bird at the Hybkis' home in Green Valley Estates. 19 August 2018 | Birder's Guide to Conservation & Community Mohnton, Pennsylvania Michael Slater n BB's visit provided a great chance for people of all ages to see a really rare bird. You can tell from his big smile that 8-year-old Gus Fetterman (sitting on the ground with the green coat) was having a great time in the Binder's driveway! Photo © Alison Feterman

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