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Remembering Dedicated Birder Ralph Bell

One of our foremost local amateurs on birds has passed away. For many years Greene County farmer Ralph Bell invited people on guided springtime walks at his home. He also was licensed to band birds, and carefully documented birds around his farm. This is an excerpt of The Allegheny Front interview with Bell in 2003, on his farm.

 

 

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Audubon Christmas Bird Count Tradition Continues

Throughout the holiday season, amateur and professional birdwatchers around the world are staring through binoculars, and cupping their ears like Dumbo the elephant to listen closely for birds. They're taking part in the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird count. It started on December 14 and ends January 5.

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