Howell on Field Notebooks at The Eyrie

Now that cameras and smartphones have largely replaced the once-ubiquitous field notebook in the pockets of birders – for better or for worse – the field notebook runs the risk of becoming an anachronism. But it shouldn’t! There’s so much you can learn from a good field notebook, and that’s one of the reasons the Field Notebook module continues to be a popular one in our annual Young Birder of the Year Contest.

04e-HESP-May-1982Noted birder, author, and raconteur Steve N.G. Howell has created an excellent 5 part series of posts at The Eyrie, the ABA’s young birder blog, on the ins and outs of building a great field notebook. But the information there is not just relevant to young birders, so please head over and check it out!

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

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Nate Swick

Editor, Social Media Manager at American Birding Association
Nate Swick is the editor of the American Birding Association Blog, social media manager for the ABA, and the host of the American Birding Podcast. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Danielle, and two young children. He is the author of Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.
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