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Bird Features

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    Backyard Birding Central

    Want to learn more about our feathered friends of the sky? Visit our Backyard Birding site for facts, photos, videos, and more.

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    Bird Photos

    View fantastic user-submitted bird photos from all over the world.

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    Bird Products

    Shop the NG store for all your birding needs. Complete with birding books, binoculars, bird feeders, and much more!

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    Watch a National Geographic Illustrator at Work

    See harlequin ducks come alive on paper in this time-lapse video featuring National Geographic bird expert and illustrator Jonathan Alderfer.

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Birds A-Z

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From the Magazine

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    Gannets Pictures

    Champion divers but clumsy landers, doting parents but hostile neighbors—northern gannets abound in contradictions.

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    Estonia's Ural Owls

    Photographer Sven Začek provides an intimate view of this large raptor.