Birder's Guide

MAY 2016

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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Birder 's Guide to Conservation & Community | May 2016 26 mong the fnest birding spots in the United States are the more than 550 national wild- life refuges run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The refuge system has millions of acres of land dedicated to the preservation of birds and other wildlife. Many refuges also have visitor centers, public trails, boardwalks, viewing platforms, or auto tour routes that add to the birding experi- ence, and a number of refuges are venues for birding festivals. Countless birders have experienced the epic fy-ins of Snow Geese at Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico, or observed Whooping Cranes at Aransas NWR in Texas, or studied at close range hundreds A n Snow Geese at Bosque del Apache National WIldlife Refuge. Photo © mwwlle

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