(NAPS)-Birds of a feather flock together-and the same can be said of bird-watchers. Millions of Americans spend time bird-watching, making it the second-most popular hobby in the U.S. Each year, more than a million people of all ages visit Audubon Centers and Sanctuaries. Last year, during the Great Backyard Bird Count, bird-watchers spotted over 600 species and counted more than 11 million birds.
Fostering interest in this popular pastime-as well as the curiosity of youngsters-is a collection of detailed plush birds that sing with authentic birdcalls. Wild Republic offers nearly 100 different species of Audubon birds-from puffins to kestrels to swallows.
Every anatomically correct bird in the line is an exact replica and has authentic birdcalls, which were recorded in the wild by ornithologists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Audubon birds are available at Audubon Society gift shops around the country, Bass Pro Shops and a variety of zoos, garden centers, sporting goods stores, toy shops and specialty stores.
To learn more or for a list of retail locations, visit the site at www.wildrepublic.com.