Birding Aruba – Part 3

Tim SchreckengostBirding1 Comment

See also Part 1 | Part 2 I started out Saturday morning sea watching from Eagle Beach (eBird Checklist), where Brown Pelicans and Magnificent Frigatebirds were plentiful. I scanned the beach and noticed four Common Terns to the east, my first for the island. More people were showing up on the beach and the avian activity slowed, so I decided to … Read More

Birding Aruba – Part 2

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

See also: Part 1 | Part 3   I didn’t do much birding during our third day on the island, but I managed to hit a few spots as we explored the southeast portion of the island before dinner. As we were driving, I pulled off into a shady parking lot (eBird Checklist) to scan the beach and sea for anything interesting. Of … Read More

Birding Aruba – Part 1

Tim SchreckengostBirding2 Comments

See also: Part 2 | Part 3 On Monday, June 23rd, my wife and I flew from Pittsburgh to Aruba for our honeymoon. Everyone who knows my wife is aware that she is not a birder and will only tolerate a certain amount of birding – a fine line I’ve been walking since I started birding five years ago! The trip … Read More

Phone Skope Big Year Update

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I last gave an update about my Phone Skope Big Year (First Update, Second Update). Anyway, it’s been about six months and I finally hit 100 species for the year. Remember, my goal is to Phone Skope 200 species. February was filled with gulls, waterfowl, … Read More

Parking Lot Birding – Common Raven in Cecil County, MD

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

Yesterday morning, Matt Boone picked me up around 8:00 to bird the Susquehanna River at Port Deposit for a couple of hours before spending the rest of the day mindlessly flipping through pages of a stat book. A mile down the road, Matt decided he wanted to get gas before we got too far, so we pulled into the first … Read More

This Week in Birding 58

Charlotte WasylikGeneral News and InfoLeave a Comment

:: New York State’s Mute Swans get a reprieve :: New research, from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol, finds an even earlier origin for birds, at least 20 million years before the famous Archaeopteryx :: Female Brown-headed Cowbirds are better than males at navigating, according to a new study :: The first New Zealand Storm Petrel egg has been found by scientists :: Republican Congressman James Langford of Oklahoma, who is running … Read More

Birding News #57

Charlotte WasylikBird NewsLeave a Comment

:: The Nature Conservancy has asked rice farmers in California to leave water on their fields as a place for migrating waterfowl to rest and eat in the midst of the state’s drought :: Birders in Nagpur, India, are trying to come up with new ways to interest the public in bird watching :: A fascinating article about Dark-eyed Juncos by Bob Duchesne who is a Maine Audubon trustee and vice president of its Penobscot … Read More

Phone Skope, Vortex Optics, and Goal Zero Giveaway!

Tim SchreckengostContestsLeave a Comment

One of our main sponsors here at Nemesis Bird, Phone Skope, along with Vortex Optics and Goal Zero are sponsoring a giveaway. Enter the contest by clicking on this link or the photo below! If you’re interested in getting a Phone Skope digiscoping adapter, be sure to use the discount code on the right side of this page!

Phone Skope Big Year 2014

Tim SchreckengostBirdingLeave a Comment

Towards the end of 2013 I started thinking about how I could do a Big Year. I really enjoy digiscoping, so why not a Phone Skope Big Year? I am trying to digiscope as many species as possible with my iPhone 5 and Phone Skope Adapter using a variety of optics. My goal is to digiscope 200 species for the … Read More