uBirdTV – Kessler’s latest viral hit?

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There is a new video out by Jason Kessler, the mastermind behind other great birding related shorts such as Sh*t Birders Say which pretty much went vial in the birding world with almost 100k views. Enjoy his latest contribution to birding below, and check out his other videos.

Phone Skope Birding Gift Card Giveaway

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Phone Skope is running a giveaway for a pair of Vortex binoculars and some Phone Skope digiscoping gear, plus a bunch of Phone Skope gift cards. You can enter through the embedded form below, or go view the same form on their page if you can’t see the embed. This is a great opportunity to win some free gear, make … Read More

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 28

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The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above. Yeah, I know that an Anhinga was last weeks digiscoping spotlight, but Anhingas … Read More

Almost a nemesis

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One of my targets for my recent trip to the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival was the Florida’s only endemic bird– the Florida Scrub-Jay, a social member of the corvid family. There are 2 other species of scrub-jay, Western Scrub-Jay which I’ve seen in Arizona, and Island Scrub-Jay, which is found on the Channel Islands off the coast of Los … Read More

Digiscoping Big Day Liveblog

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We (Tim and Drew) are participating in the Space Coast Digiscoping Team Event on Wendesday and will be digiscoping our way through the Keys for rarities and target lifers. Check back often for updates throughout the day! We are representing Phone Skope at this year’s meeting and will be using various smartphone digiscoping setups.

BirdsEye comes to Android smartphones

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Launching with the same features that made BirdsEye a hit on the iPhone, BirdsEye for Android is available as a free download with various subscription options. I know a lot of Android users have been looking forward to this release for years now, so its exciting to finally see it available. If you aren’t familiar with it, BirdsEye is an awesome … Read More

Indiegogo Project: Brant Tours & Research

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When I was in Texas a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of finally meeting the BRANT Tours crew, a bird tour company that is trying to do things differently. BRANT isn’t just a birds name, but also the acronym for Birding Research And Nature Tours. This group is passionate about birding, and leading great tours, but what really sets them apart is their focus … Read More

Warbler Guide app preview

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The Warbler Guide cover

  The Warbler Guide app is getting closer to release, and here is a preview of some of its features. It looks like it will have a very easy and intuitive way to figure out which species you are looking at it the field. Will you be picking this up for your phone or tablet?

Upstate Dickcissel

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Birding, RaritiesLeave a Comment

I’ve got a favorite sparrow patch in Syracuse that I like to visit frequently. It’s right by the Inner Harbor, and is an overgrown weedy field that is probably going to turn into some development project in a few years. It’s a new spot, as last year it was mostly gravel and bare dirt, but now it is gloriously overgrown … Read More

The NNY Northern Wheatear

Drew WeberChase, Rarities4 Comments

What does it take to drop everything and drive an hour to see a bird? Apparently a Northern Wheatear was enough for me when I got the alert that there was one at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. I’ve seen Northern Wheatears in both Delaware and Pennsylvania, but its been quite a few years. Anyways, as luck would have … Read More