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

Review: The Warbler Guide

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The Warbler Guide Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle 560 pp. | 6 x 8 1/2 | 1,000+ color illus. 50 maps Princeton University Press | 2013 Get it on Amazon Ok, let’s just get this out of the way right now. The Warbler Guide is the coolest, most informative bird identification guide to be released since the original Sibley Guide … Read More

BirdsEye Hotspots

Drew WeberApps, Nemesis Code1 Comment

Today we are excited to launch BirdsEye Hotspots, a new app from Birds in the Hand (the publishers of BirdsEye and BirdLog apps) that gives you the info you need to find and get to a great birding location near you. The Nemesis Bird crew has been helping develop and beta test the app in our spare time over the last few … Read More

BirdsEye Hotspots about to launch

Drew WeberAppsLeave a Comment

BirdsEye Birding and Nemesis Code have been working on a one purpose hotspot finding and info app for some time now. We set up a site where you can sign up to learn more about the app when it is released. We are really excited to be releasing this app soon as we have found it very helpful in discovering … Read More

Review: Swarovski ATX/STX Spotting Scope

Drew WeberGear, Reviews1 Comment

This spring when I was looking forward to some birding competitions in both PA and NY, I approached Swarovski to see if they would let us test our their optics under real world conditions – 24-hour bird-a-thons. Swarovski sent along both the straight and angled eyepiece, and the 65mm and 85mm objective lenses. I was really excited to play with … Read More

Review: Songbirds of North America

Drew WeberApps, Reviews2 Comments

Songbirds of North America Green Mountain Digital Get it! $6.99 An email just came through my inbox about a new birding app, Songbirds of North America. Now, in my experience bird apps are being released all the time, but high quality ones that really add something to the existing plethora of field guides, websites and apps already available are rare. … Read More

Preview of The Warbler Guide

Drew WeberBooks, Field Guide, Reviews6 Comments

The Warbler Guide cover

One of my most anticipated releases of the summer is The Warbler Guide by Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle. It has been a long time since a book devoted to warblers has been released and it looks like they really went all out on this one. Release is in July and you can be sure we will get our hands … Read More

Review: Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

Justine WeberBooks, Field Guide, Reviews, Science1 Comment

As I sit at my desk on a very rainy Syracuse morning, I’m beginning to feel excited – and impatient – about spring migration. It has started right? I don’t have to worry about the 6 inches of snow I saw in a New York fen on Thursday to convince me otherwise, right? Right? If you’re feeling this same impatience … Read More

Answers to the Crossley Raptor mystery plate

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There were a total of 65 entries to the mystery raptor plate from the Crossley ID Guide: Raptors, but only two people got all the answers correct. The names were thrown into a digital hat and the winner is David Rankin! David will be receiving the prize package from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, one of my favorite places and an institution … Read More

Review – The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

Alex LamoreauxBooks, Reviews3 Comments

By now I am sure most birders have seen the Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, with its unique plates loaded with color photographs of birds set against natural backgrounds. No other field guide to birds is as interactive and innovative; allowing the reader to study each species in multiple plumages, at various distances, and in multiple lighting conditions. As Crossley … Read More