Birding News #28

:: The Rufous-necked Wood Rail in New Mexico is catching the attention of national media this week (see below)

:: Princeton University Press is holding a contest to give away the new Warbler Guide and a pair of Zeiss binoculars

:: Princeton University Press also released a downloadable quick-finder version of the Warbler Guide

::  The Edmonton Area Land Trust has created a guide of all the 39 animal species at risk in Alberta including 20 species of birds

:: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to kill 3,603 Barred Owls in a plan to save the endangered Northern Spotted Owls in the Pacific Northwest

:: Some birds teach their embryonic chicks a secret code through their song

:: A guest post from Nature Alberta, via Nature Canada, about birding at the Beaverhill Bird Observatory

Great posts in birding blogs this week:

:: From Rebecca at Rebecca in the Woods: Owl Pellets

:: From Len at Len and Dian’s AdventuresWandering Tattler, July 25, 2013 Iona Jetty

:: From Rich at Birding is FunCommon UK Garden Birds

:: From Maureen at Hipster BirdersBirding in NYC: Central Park

:: From Nate at The ABA blogABA President Jeff Gordon on “CBS This Morning”, in a live interview about the Rufous-necked Wood Rail

:: From Mia at On The Wing Photography: Why do they call them laughing Gulls

:: From Sharon at BirdchickThe latest Birdchick podcast

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