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Rocky Mountain High Rendezvous Was a Hit! Ben, Bill, and Emily from Bird Watcher’s Digest were joined by 21 intrepid birding souls for the Colorado Rocky Mountain High Reader Rendezvous, June 22 to 26 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Local resident and genuinely nice dude Carl Bendorf guided us for four days of spectacular birding in [...]

Memories of Pico Bonito Three dozen intrepid souls enjoyed our mid-March Reader Rendezvous journey to The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito in beautiful, tropical Honduras. Two groups of Rendezvousers enjoyed a week of birding, hiking, relaxing, swimming, and more, augmented by delectable dining and the attentive service of the Pico staff. Our birding guides [...]

Memories of Pico Bonito Three dozen intrepid souls enjoyed our mid-March Reader Rendezvous journey to The Lodge and Spa at Pico Bonito in beautiful, tropical Honduras. Two groups of Rendezvousers enjoyed a week of birding, hiking, relaxing, swimming, and more, augmented by delectable dining and the attentive service of the Pico staff. Our birding guides [...]

Recap of Florida Rendezvous: Birding Basics & Beyond January 31 to February 4, 2018 We had a wonderful time in east-central Florida during the “Birding Basics & Beyond” Reader Rendezvous from January 31 to February 4, 2018. In addition to the engaging instruction in field sketching, bird photography, and birding skills, we managed to see [...]

We Had a Rockin’ Good Time in Cleveland! We had a rockin’ good time in Cleveland on the Rock & Roll Reader Rendezvous as November turned into December. The weather was unseasonably mild but the birding was still completely awesome with snowy owl, common redpoll, pomarine jaeger, and northern shrike among our greatest hits! In [...]

Hog Island Memories Most days were chilly and the nights were cold, but the birds, food, and camaraderie at the Puffins & Stuff Reader Rendezvous—based at Hog Island Audubon Camp on the glorious Maine coast—were outstanding. Most attendees (as well as many of the BWD staff) got at least one lifer, and some checked off [...]

We had a great time in Portugal! From March 17 to 28, 2017 an intrepid group of 17 birders from the United States—all readers of Bird Watcher’s Digest—journeyed to Portugal for the first international Reader Rendezvous. We were guided by Portugal’s leading birder, João Jara, of Portugal Birds & Nature Tours and visited three primary [...]

We had a great time at Tybee Island! Some of the Bird Watcher’s Digest staff recently had a wonderful time birding with many of you, our readers, on the Georgia Birding on My Mind Reader Rendezvous. Five days of exploring Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Low Country scored us more than 120 bird species, [...]

We had a great time in Marietta! Due to an overwhelming response to the BWD Homecoming, we offered the same event the following weekend! This event blended southern Ohio birding with personal tours of the places associated with the early days of the magazine: the home of founding publisher Elsa Thompson, the original 1978 office [...]

We had a great time in Marietta! As a way to say thank you to our longtime fans and subscribers, we brought our popular Reader Rendezvous series home to Marietta, Ohio! The BWD Homecoming blended southern Ohio birding with personal tours of the places associated with the early days of the magazine: the home of [...]

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