October Big Day 2019

Tim HealyBig Days, Bird News, Bird Sightings, Birding, eBird, Listing, Mammals, Migration, Migration Update, Rarities, Science, Trip ReportsLeave a Comment

Who doesn’t love a Big Day? Any excuse to get out and count birds in the name of science is a worthwhile cause in my book. eBird has been orchestrating Global Big Day events each May since 2015, an international effort to record as many of the world’s species as possible within a 24 hour period. Last fall, the Cornell-based … Read More

iPhone 5s- Camera and digiscoping

Drew WeberFeatured, Gear, Photography, ReviewsLeave a Comment

The iPhone 5s shipped with a 8 megapixel camera, like last year’s iPhone 5. We hoped it would be something more on the order of 13 megapixels like some of its competitors, but Apple decided to keep it at 8 megapixels and improve the quality of the sensor. Some of the biggest changes from last years model are the larger … Read More

Sparrow Drive at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida

Anna FasoliBanding, Birding2 Comments

On my day off last week, I attended a “sparrow” drive at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. This event was organized by the park biologist, Paul Miller. Birders and biologists from all over the region joined in, and Sam, Melanie, and Charles, who just started work on Scrub Jays at the bird lab at Archbold Biological Station, working for Shane … Read More