The Best Places To Bird-Watch In America

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America’s national wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, and more than 200 of the refuges were established especially to protect, manage and restore the habitats of migratory birds.

“Millions of acres of wetlands, forests, grasslands, deserts and swamps—professionally managed to …keep reading

Make Your Next Trip A Volunteer Vacation

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Steven Veit clearly remembers his first volunteer vacation, in 2008. Recently retired, he’d decided to embrace his love of nature by joining a trail-maintenance trip with the Sierra Club, one of America’s first service-trip coordinators (it began offering them in 1958).

His destination? Arizona’s Saguaro National Park—a sweeping …keep reading