Phoebe Snetsinger saw more than 8,400 species of birds in her lifetime!
You don’t have to keep a list to enjoy birds, but the variety you see in your own yard might surprise you.
Start a list now, and keep track of a year’s worth of birds. If you’re lucky, perhaps you’ll see a Snowy Owl, like this one.
For a checklist of all North American birds, visit AOU.org, the American Ornithologists’ Union.
In this episode of BirdNote, you can hear the Swainson’s Thrush and the American Robin.
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