The Farallones: Far-out and Far-flung

Cameron RuttBirding, Site Guide3 Comments

Spelunking and birding aren’t two hobbies that usually have much in common, unless, perhaps, one is searching for rockfowl in West Africa. I never thought my lack of caving experience was any detriment to my ability to find or identify birds. That is, until I came to the Farallones (Figure 1), a collection of rocky islands thirty miles west of … Read More

Introducing eBird Hotspots Explorer

Drew WeberBirding, eBird, Reviews, Science, Site Guide1 Comment

eBird just released an awesome new feature that really lets you figure out great places to bird, as well as giving us new ways to look at our favorite birding spots. Hotspots Explorer is epic! The first view shows a heat map, where you can see which areas of the world have the highest diversity. Not surprisingly, the coast is … Read More

Birding Monroe County

Corey HusicBirding, General News and Info, Site Guide2 Comments

Turkey Hill/Cherry Valley Pond

Monroe County is situated in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, and although there are many rural and natural places left in the county, it is also the second fastest-growing county (in terms of human population) in the state. While there are a lot of people, there are very few who seem to avidly bird the area, including the two major … Read More