So that you can get your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping on, we’ve made the 2013 issue of Birder’s Guide to Gear available online today, in its entirety!
Inside, you’ll find tips and suggestions from experts on some wonderful holiday gift ideas for the birder in your life. From roof-prism binoculars and SLR cameras [read more...]
In my last post I mentioned the news that DSLR manufacturers are finally beginning to integrate GPS receivers into certain camera body models. I also mentioned ways to retrofit cameras with aftermarket GPS receivers, and several commentators offered helpful ways to geotag photos using smartphone apps that match the digital time stamp on each image [read more...]
If you’re at all like me, it is quite easy to come back from a birding trip with thousands of pictures. Once home, organizing the photos can take many dimensions (and indeed be a topic for a book, not just a blog post!) One important element of photo cataloging to consider is keeping track of [read more...]
So a really substantial new bird book recently came out that I hope you’ve heard of- The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle. I’ll leave the discussion of the text itself to our ace Book Review Team, but I wanted to mention some seriously cool online resources associated with the guide.
In a pretty [read more...]
I hope by now you’ve had a chance to read through Birder’s Guide, the ABA’s newest publication. The debut issue focused on travel, a subject near and dear to most birders’ hearts. Besides the dreamy birds at many bucket-list destinations, I especially appreciated the practical articles on packing and pelagic trip preparations.
On my recent [read more...]
I had the thorough pleasure of attending the ABA's Camp Avocet as a counselor last week. The camp, based at the beautiful and birdy Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, attracted 22 keen young birders and a slew of bird experts who joined the staff for birding jaunts in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, [read more...]
Massachusetts birder Tim Spahr witnessed and photographed an incredible aerial encounter between an Eastern Kingbird and a Peregrine Falcon. [read more...]
For the latter half or so of July I was incredibly fortunate and privileged to sail from western Iceland to Greenland aboard the National Geographic Explorer as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. The trip was so full of highlights that I'm still wrapping my head around it; I'm working on photos and movies, making plans for [read more...]
Bill Schmoker observes the Bald Eagle in a moment of seaside opportunism. [read more...]
Hey ABA Blog readers- I recently saw this video showing the new PhoneSkope C4 universal phonescoping adapter and thought it was pretty intriguing. I haven’t put my hands on one yet (I’m hoping to get one to review soon) but wondered if any of you have tried it? If so please leave a comment with your [read more...]