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A Mobile Tech-Fueled Surfbird Photo Quest

This past December I found myself in Monterey, California, with a couple of days to spare before a meeting back north in Menlo Park. High on my birding agenda was an attempt at a good photo of a Surfbird, which I had only previously digiscoped at dusk & at a distance, with less than stellar [read more…]

iPhone App: BirdTunes Gives Rapid, Uncluttered Access to Bird Songs

$9.99 NatureSound Studio birdtunesapp.com. One of the most refreshing apps to come onto the market in 2010 is BirdTunes, an iPhone app that plays an impressive repertoire of bird sounds for 674 North American bird species (2,400 songs in all).

I say ‘refreshing’ because while it boasts an encyclopedic library of bird songs and [read more…]