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This section contains reprints, abridgements, or original drafts of magazine and other articles published by Bill Hilton Jr. and/or about Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History. Please note that since February 2000, most of my writing and photographic energy has gone toward producing regular installments of "This Week at Hilton Pond," my award-winning photo essays found elsewhere on this Web site.
Hilton Jr., B. 2003. The amazing woodpecker tongue. Bluebird 25(4):18-19.

Hilton Jr., B. 1997. A bird in the hand. Hawk Mountain News 86:24-25.

Hilton Jr., B. 1996. Humming along the trail. Hawk Mountain News 85:20-21.

Hilton Jr., B. 1996. A bird watcher is born. Hawk Mountain News 84:24-25.

Hilton Jr., B. 1996. Animal colors. South Carolina Wildlife 43(4):10-15.

Hilton Jr., B. 1995. Demise of the TanVan. Unpublished letter.

Hilton Jr., B. 1995. Hidden treasures: Rocks and minerals of the South Carolina Piedmont. South Carolina Wildlife 42(2):34-36.

Hilton Jr., B. 1995. Backyard bird habitat: Last haven for neotropical migrants? In: Bringing Back the Birds. Smithsonian Press, Washington DC.

Hilton Jr., B. 1994. Migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds. WildBird 8(5)42-45.

Hilton Jr., B. 1994. Red-tailed hawks. South Carolina Wildlife 41(5):48-49.

Hilton Jr., B. 1994. Variety--The price of life: South Carolina biodiversity. South Carolina Wildlife 41(6):36-39.

Hilton Jr., B. 1993. Amphibian acrobats. South Carolina Wildlife 40(2):6-10.

Hilton Jr., B. 1993. Nature's foresters. WildBird 7(9):40-43.

Hilton Jr., B. 1993. Earth-keeping goes high-tech. South Carolina Wildlife 40(3)34-39.

Hilton Jr., B. 1993. Hot spots for birds. South Carolina Wildlife 40(2):40-47.

Hilton Jr., B. 1992. Elegant waders. South Carolina Wildlife 39(6):6-10.

Hilton Jr., B. 1992. Bogs & bays & ponds. In: Wetlands--magic lands. South Carolina Wildlife 39(1):58-77.

Hilton Jr., B. 1992. Boisterous blue jays. WildBird 6(2):28-31.

Hilton Jr., B. 1992. Birder's guide to Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina. WildBird 6(1):40-45.

Hilton Jr., B. 1991. Bird-banding basics. WildBird 5(10):56-59.

Hilton Jr., B. 1991. Four-season state. In: Carolina all outdoors. South Carolina Wildlife 38(1):58-79.

Hilton Jr., B. 1991. Lyme disease: Birds, ticks, and people. WildBird 5(8):20-23.

Hilton Jr., B. 1991. Mythical, mystical owls. South Carolina Wildlife 38(6):32-39.

Hilton Jr., B. 1991. Trails from rails. South Carolina Wildlife 38(4):44-49.

Hilton Jr., B. 1990. Telling nature's secrets . . . The interpretive naturalist at work. South Carolina Wildlife 37(5):12-15.

Hilton Jr., B. and J. Vesall. 1981. Breeding behavior of Blue Jays. Bird Watcher's Digest 3(5):64-68.

Hilton Jr., B. 1979. Snotbirds [Genus Taintaves]: New genera and species disputed. Carolina Bird Club Newsletter 25(1):2.

Hilton Jr., B. 1971. The woods in winter. South Carolina Magazine 35(2):8-11.


Fennelly, B.A. 2015. Flight pattern. Garden and Gun () 135-139.

Hewitt, D. 2015. Bird Watcher's Digest (1).

Rochester, M. 2006. Ripple effect: Hilton Pond teaches life's lessons at the water's edge. Carolina Gardener 18(7):18-22.

Longland, V. 2006. Say "Aloe" to visiting hummers. Costa Rica Outdoors 11(3):15-17.

Huntley, D. 2000. Love it or loathe it, the South's sweet-smelling weed here to stay. The York Observer, May 10, pp. 1-2.

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