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Mailbag Monday Big Year Budgets

By January 7, 2013

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I hope everyone plans to have a great birding year in 2013, and this week's reader question is a great start. Steve in Georgia asks...

"I've always wanted to do a birding big year, but I'm retired and I don't have a lot of income to use. Is there any way to do a big year on the cheap?"

The great thing about a big year is that it's a very personal adventure, and you can do it with any budget you wish, even no budget at all. These tips for how to plan a big year can help you decide what type of year to spend birding and how to make your budget match your dreams. And with social media networks helping birders make distant connections, you never know where you might have a free meal or extra bed waiting on your birding journeys!

Do you have a birding question to ask? Submit it to Mailbag Monday!

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