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Woman at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge wildlife viewing area with birding scope to observe snow geese|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Woman at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge wildlife viewing area with birding scope to observe snow geese|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

BIRDING IN THE UNITED STATES: A DEMOGRAPHIC AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Addendum to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

Erin Carver

“By understanding who birders are, they can be more easily reached and informed about pressures facing birds and bird habitats.”

Birding 2011 Birding in the United States, 2011

“Birders spent an estimated $15 billion on their trips and $26 billion on equipment in 2011.”

Birding 2011 Birding in the United States, 2006

“Federal and State tax revenues are derived from birding-related recreational spending. In 2006 $6 billion in State tax revenue and $4 billion in Federal tax revenue were generated.”