Bird Beer

Steve BrennerGeneral Rant3 Comments

There are some combinations in our world that just make sense – Peanut Butter and Jelly, Salt and Pepper, Hall and Oates, and of course; Birds and Beer. For those of us in the birding realm, birds and beer is a familiar phrase, nay, idea of perfect bliss. Whether thine holy union is achieved at bird festivals, with birding buddies … Read More

How to React at the Biggest Week

Steve BrennerBirding1 Comment

It’s almost here! With less than a month until the Biggest Week in American Birding Festival in northwest Ohio, we here at Nemesis Bird can hardly hide our excitement. Face-melting closeups of warblers, mind-blowing movements of mass migration, and the coolest crowd of birders hanging out in one place!?! I’ll admit, the festival can be a little overwhelming. Never fear, … Read More

Things That Look Like Snowy Owls

Steve BrennerGeneral Rant, Identification4 Comments

With an apparent Snowy Owl invasion upon us this winter, the excitement over viewing such a majestic creature cannot be overstated. Snowy Owls are truly one of the natural world’s most awesome birds, and no one can fault you for being ecstatic about finding one in the Northeast, Midwest, or anywhere! Yet, regardless of location, weather conditions, or birding experience, … Read More

The worst bird in North America

Luke MusherGeneral News and Info5 Comments

The ABA has a lot of contenders for worst bird – American Crow, House Sparrow, Yellow Warbler. Some people hate Brown-headed Cowbirds for their uncanny ability to threaten the populations of the critically endangered Kirtland’s Warbler (one of the ABA’s best birds) among countless other passerine species by laying their eggs in the other’s nest. Personally, I rather like BHCO. … Read More