The Press: The Bird Watchers

Bird watchers around Florida's Cape Canaveral boast each year of spotting more boat-tailed grackles, brown-headed nuthatches, yellow-shafted flickers and other species than any other group taking part in the National Audubon Society's Christmas bird count. Last week they were joined by an eager band of sky gazers bent on observing some of the most awesome birds of passage the world has seen. Lured to the Cape by advance tips that some of the promising missiles in the U.S. arsenal would be test-fired, 14 reporters and photographers stood a weeklong telescope watch over the...

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