Birding North America

A Lesson on Digiscoping Techniques – the Zeiss Diascope

Thumbnail image for A Lesson on Digiscoping Techniques – the Zeiss Diascope by Rich Hoyer 13 April 2011

I recently conducted some tests in my back yard to determine which digiscoping techniques work best for me. Aiming my sights on the Boston Cream Pie recipe in a recent issue of Cooks Illustrated with my Canon PowerShot S90, I first compared the two Zeiss Diascopes in my possession – the smaller one with a […]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week~ cancelled due to Scandal

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week~ cancelled due to Scandal by dAwN FiNe 1 April 2011

Howdee all, Jeff and I have left the warmth of Florida and are now parked happily in my Sickstas driveway in North Carolina for a month. Its chilly here and I have put my shorts and sandals away until summer. I have filled my bird feeders , slathered some Bark Butter on a few tree […]

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Featured Bird Blog ~Photographer~ of the week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blog ~Photographer~ of the week by dAwN FiNe 18 March 2011

Howdee all, Its getting hot here in Florida and about time for Jeff and I to start our northward journey with the birds. I hope you are all able to get out and do some Bird watching. Did you enjoy last weeks ” Bathrobe” Bird Blogger ?~Somehow comments were disabled for that post..so if you […]

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SparrowTime

Thumbnail image for SparrowTime by Kenn Kaufman 17 March 2011

I am blessed to live in a major migration hotspot. Northwestern Ohio, USA, has fabulous concentrations of migrants in spring and fall. Visiting birders come here to see the waterfowl, the raptors, the shorebirds, the warblers — especially the warblers, which gather here in colorful throngs in May, earning this area the title of “Warbler Capital […]

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Yippeee!..Featured “Bathrobe” Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Yippeee!..Featured “Bathrobe” Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 11 March 2011

Howdee all, I thought the addition of Yippee in the title suited that silly Puffin up there.^^^ I am excited though, I found a new blog recently..well, several months ago..and I am in love. I am in love with my featured bloggers writing…I sometimes feel I am at a crime scene, reading a captivating novel, […]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 25 February 2011

Howdee all, Did you know that spring is coming to North America? I know some of you in the north think this is false..but its true..before you know it the frost will be gone and the flowers will be popping up, mark my words:) Did you also know that I fell in love recently? Yes, […]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 18 February 2011

Howdee all, Wow…Wow..did i say Wow?…I am extremely impressed by this next Bird Blogger, I know you will be too. So without further adieu, I give you… ~Featured Bird Blogger of the Week~ ~Eric Hughes~ from Birdkids blog…12 years old and already an amazing birder!  Eric does an excellent job in his posts helping his […]

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Checkin out the digs

Thumbnail image for Checkin out the digs by dAwN FiNe 13 February 2011

Howdee all, A little ditty I posted on my blog last year…hope you enjoy… While visiting Pee Dee NWR, I had fun watching this Bluebird couple flying around this tractor….perching then flying ….perching and flying again…fluttering wings.. Were they a new couple scoping out some new digs? Lets pretend… His script is blue Hers in […]

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Featured Bird Butt Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Butt Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 11 February 2011

Howdee all, We are still in Florida basking in the warmth. The birding has been awesome..Check out my latest posts on my blog to see some of the birds we have been seeing. Limpkin land and Green Cay wonders. But..enough of that…are you ready for this weeks ~Featured Bird Butt Blogger of the Week~ This […]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 4 February 2011

Dawn Fine presents this weeks birdblogger: Laura Kammermeier – writer for ABA blog and birding magazines, freelance writer and new media consultant, she specializes in nature, travel, and birding, and is an accomplished online content strategist and web producer.

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Location Matters

Thumbnail image for Location Matters by Kenn Kaufman 3 February 2011

The idea of “green energy” is popular today, as it should be.  It makes sense for us to find ways to produce power in non-polluting ways, from renewable sources, to protect the environment of our planet and to create a sustainable future.  Most birders probably would agree with that. One potential source of “green energy” […]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 28 January 2011

Dawn Fine presents this weeks birdblogger: Chris Petrak- writer for a Vermont newspapers birding column, Tailfeathers.

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 21 January 2011

Dawn Fine presents this weeks birdblogger: Jerry Jourdan – who is not only a fantastic digiscoper. …but also generously share his best digiscoping tips in free tuturials. Jerry Jourdan’s birding adventures are illustrated with beautiful bird photos.

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The Rufous-winged Sparrow Bed-and-Breakfast

Thumbnail image for The Rufous-winged Sparrow Bed-and-Breakfast by Rich Hoyer 19 January 2011

A visit to the Oasis B & B north of Tucson turns up a rare hummingbird. I’ve been meaning to visit this place for a couple of years. There are very few bed-and-breakfast establishments in the Tucson area that cater to birders, and I had heard that the butterfly gardens here were amazing. OK, so […]

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The Fauna and the Fora

Thumbnail image for The Fauna and the Fora by Guest Post - Greg Neise 15 January 2011

In this guest post, Greg Neise from North American Birding gives a break down of the benefits of using a forum for connecting with other birders – and how to use them.

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Quetzal Equals Needle In A Haystack

Thumbnail image for Quetzal Equals Needle In A Haystack by Rich Hoyer 11 January 2011

A male Elegant Trogon is our consolation prize. The rare bird alert came over as a text at 4:52 p.m. last Tuesday: “RBA: Eared Quetzal in Madera Cyn – streambed upstream of amphitheater parking. EAQU not confirmed but good description by visiting birder. 3:15 p.m.” So I joined my friend Brian Gibbons the next morning […]

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Featured Bird Blogger of the Week

Thumbnail image for Featured Bird Blogger of the Week by dAwN FiNe 7 January 2011

Howdee all, I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Celebration…I had a great holiday with my family in Connecticut and am now back in North Carolina for a few weeks before heading south toward warm….. But..enough about me..Are you ready for Week Nine of ~Featured Bird Blogger of the Week~ This week I […]

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Christmas Bird Count Fun

Thumbnail image for Christmas Bird Count Fun by Rich Hoyer 4 January 2011

Five Christmas Bird Counts this season wasn’t quite enough. I’m sad to see the Christmas Bird Count season come to an end. Officially there are still two days left to the time period set by the National Audubon Society, but the only Arizona CBC scheduled this late is Glen Canyon, and that’s an 8-hour drive […]

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First Bird of the Year?

Thumbnail image for First Bird of the Year? by Kenn Kaufman 31 December 2010

Generally I’m not superstitious. If I’m lucky, I’ll never have reason to be superstitious (knock on wood). But all my life, ever since I started birding at the age of six, I have had this kind of superstition surrounding my first bird of the year every year. I know the calendar doesn’t really mean anything. […]

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