Tracking beauty on the wing

As eastern painted buntings flock to bird feeders, volunteers help scientists map their numbers

Debra Carr, 51, attracts painted buntings to her property in rural South Carolina by setting up 16 feeders brimming with white millet. When the kaleidoscope-colored birds arrive during their spring migration, usually in early April, she sets up a chair and watches them, keeping track of their numbers.

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