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May 22, 2013–Julia Zarankin
Eastern towhee © Larsek c/o Shutterstock
I knew that the time would come when I’d have to commit to learning bird songs in earnest. I’ve toyed with the idea before, even laughed that yes, I was ...
April 16, 2013–Julia Zarankin
The first time I went out to look at birds, I had no idea what I was doing. Not only did I show up without binoculars, but I didn’t even ...
March 11, 2013–Julia Zarankin
International Women’s Day, last Friday, presents an ideal opportunity to celebrate illustrious women birders. The remarkable Phoebe Snetsinger comes to mind immediately, she was the first person to acquire a ...
January 28, 2013–Julia Zarankin
Wood duck pair, Photo: Andrew Park
People often ask me about my favorite bird. Though I’ll always be partial to my spark bird, the red winged blackbird, it seems that my favorite bird changes every time ...
December 4, 2012–Julia Zarankin
Red-winged blackbird © Shutterstock, BG Smith
During the week, I’m a writer, editor, writing coach, and lecturer who sits at her desk for long stretches of time, crafting sentences and researching obscure details about the culinary ...