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    Atlantic Puffin

    Get to know this coastal bird with the colorful beak. Learn more about the amazing “sea parrot.”

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    What's That Bird?

    Identify your backyard visitors in a flash! Just answer four simple questions to search our database of 150 backyard birds common to Canada and the U.S.

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    Get right up close to 12 colorful new bird galleries, featuring photos from My Shot members and classic art from the NG archives.

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    How much do you know about the feathered visitors to your backyard? Put your avian IQ to the test with this quiz.

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