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English Teaching Forum, v52 n1 p36-46 2014

This feature article presents the basics of birding, or bird watching, and discusses its appeal, especially to serious birders. A section on "citizen scientists" explains organizations that collect data on birds and describes projects they organize. Other sections discuss the legacy of John James Audubon and the bald eagle.

Descriptors: Animals, Ornithology, Recreational Activities, Ecology, Conservation (Environment), Observation, Data Collection

US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail: etforum[at]; Web site:

Author: McIntosh, Phyllis


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