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Birdwatching and Blogging in Iraq

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with "John," a soldier with the U.S. National Guard in Iraq, who keeps track of the birds and other creatures he has seen while on duty, and posts his observations on an internet "blog."

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.