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  • I had been sure I wanted a writing area without eye-level windows so I would not be distracted by bird-watching or the view.

    Bird Cloud

  • He and his wife had a summer home in the Adirondacks, where in the brief vacations his career permitted him he indulged his admitted fondness for fly-fishing, and for the recreation few people outside his family knew he enjoyed: bird-watching.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • The Fish and Wildlife Service stopped hunting, fishing and bird-watching programs at its 508 refuges.

    Here we go again; For a second time, federal workers turn around and head back home

  • The contest, which began in 1940, is generally marked by gentleness and cooperation — like bird-watching, only for trees.

    Hunters have unusual aim: Big trees

  • All anyone seemed to do in that town was “watch”: whale-watching, sea lion–watching, bird-watching.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The model is clearly bird-watching, whose enthusiasts have all sorts of field guides for their wanderings.

    Cirrus Concerns

  • All anyone seemed to do in that town was “watch”: whale-watching, sea lion–watching, bird-watching.

    Fallin’ Up

  • While bird-watching early this month on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Devan Miller spotted a familiar species in the forest while pursuing the chirp of a winter wren: his stolen Volkswagen van.

    Wash. bird watcher sees strange sight in woods: his stolen van

  • This initial phase of orientation and categorization soon segues, as it does with bird-watching, into the madder pleasures and obsessions of the hunt—the quest to bag the really rare beast.

    Cirrus Concerns

  • I volunteered that I do some quality bird-watching out my bathroom window.

    Birds on the Brain

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