Get ready for eBird Profiles!

Drew WeberBird Websites, Birding, Featured, Listing, Reviews4 Comments

eBird is slowly and steadily becoming the go-to bird observation collection tool for birders around the world, and has reached this point by regularly releasing new tools to see what others are reporting, compete with your fellow birders on any geographical level, and learn all about ranges and distributions of birds on a global scale. While it has been game-changing to … Read More

Modern Birding

Jordan RutterBird Websites, BirdingLeave a Comment

While there are too many snowy owls to count in the US and even more birders chasing them, many of us are stuck behind a desk most of the time and can’t get out as much as we’d like. Plus as we get deeper into winter, birding excursions can be more difficult, even if it’s just because you don’t want … Read More

Slowing Down on the Bluebird Trail

Drew WeberBird Websites, Conservation IssuesLeave a Comment

This post is brought to you by Neil Paprocki, a Raptor Biology Master’s student at Boise State University and Scientific Director for Wild Lens Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit video production company focused on addressing wildlife conservation issues. Help tell one of the greatest conservation success stories of the 20th century by supporting the Kickstarter campaign for a new documentary about one man’s role in the … Read More

When a Bird Becomes an Individual: the One-legged Great Egret

Andy McGannBanding, Bird Websites, eBird, Nemesis Bird Podcast, ScienceLeave a Comment

Books can be (and are) written about the ornithological knowledge gained through studies that involve the practice known as “bird banding” (or “ringing” overseas). To put it simply, banding involves the capture and marking of a wild bird with a unique serial number.  In the USA and Canada, those numbers are generated by the US Geological Survey’s Bird Banding Laboratory. … Read More

Birding resources online- Pennsylvania

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird News, Bird Websites, Birding, eBird, General News and InfoLeave a Comment

Pennsylvania is a great state to bird in; we have enough elevation change to afford us a large diversity of breeding and migrating warblers, we are well situated to observe a large and diverse raptor migration, and we have a large community of talented and helpful birders who are willing to share sightings and help others see good birds. Birding … Read More

Bird Migration Forecast

Drew WeberBird Websites, General News and Info, MigrationLeave a Comment

Despite the much lauded launch of Cape May Bird Observatory’s, the most exciting thing for me on the site is the Mid-Atlantic Birding Forecast. When its updated, it provides a nice update on the potential weather conditions for movements of birds. David La Puma of woodcreeper.com is the guy who updates it and he has several years experience of looking … Read More