Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 24

Steve BrennerPhotographyLeave a Comment

The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots to be featured in future spotlights, just use the contact form in the menu above. To cap off my fieldwork in New Mexico, myself and the lovely miss … Read More

Barnacle Goose in Delaware

Tim SchreckengostFeatured, RaritiesLeave a Comment

Alan Kneidel and I found a Barnacle Goose along Rt. 9 in New Castle County, Delaware this afternoon. The bird was at the intersection of Walker School Rd. and Rt. 9 (Flemming Landing Rd.) and was in a flock of 300 or so Canada Geese. If accepted by DOS, this will represent the second record, I think, for Delaware. The … Read More

BirdsEye apps on sale

Drew WeberGeneral News and Info1 Comment

  All of the BirdsEye apps are currently on sale. BirdLog NA and BirdsEye NA are currently $4.99 and most of the regional versions of the apps are only $0.99 so if you are traveling this Christmas, these are a steal. Get them now while they are on sale! BirdsEye Hotspots – $0.99 (regularly $4.99) BirdsEye NA – $4.99 (regularly $19.99) BirdLog … 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

Review: iPhone 5s – video magic

Drew WeberGear, Photography, ReviewsLeave a Comment

There is nothing that does a better job telling a story than great videos of your birding adventures. But as we all know there is a huge difference between the quality of digiscoped videos. In this review, we are putting the new 5s to the test and showing you its capabilities and some tricks so you can make the best … Read More

Review: iPhone 5s – new digiscoping champion

Drew WeberGear, Photography, Reviews8 Comments

Every year, Apple releases a new iPhone and one of the great features of their phone is the excellent and always improving camera. It was probably when the iPhone 4 came out that it really started to be embraced by many birders as a great camera to digiscope with, aided by the release of digiscoping adapters from several different companies. A … 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

iPhone Digiscoping Pro Tip: Video Grabs

Drew WeberPhotography, Tutorial8 Comments

iPhones have dramatically expanded the number of people that are digiscoping, and successfully getting great photos while they are out birding, without having to lug a big SLR + lens around. With digiscoping adapter cases that fit most scopes, the barrier to digiscoping has been greatly lowered. Lots of birders are getting great images with less effort than they would … Read More

Mapping the Christmas Bird Count

Drew WeberApps, christmas bird count, General News and Info2 Comments

I thought I would share just a little of the map prep work I did, last minute, for the Syracuse CBC. Hopefully this will help you out in your last minute planning as well. This is particularly useful when covering a new area or doing a new CBC. You might even discover that there are more areas to cover in … Read More

Larkwire – Bird song learning 2.0

Drew WeberApps, Reviews, Songs and Calls2 Comments

Are you a novice at birding by ear and want to learn some more species? Do you already know some bird songs but want to improve your skills and take your birding to the next level? Your solution is here! Larkwire just released their excellent bird song learning software for iOS devices. I have previously used the web version of … Read More