2018 Holiday Gift Ideas for Birders and Nature Lovers

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If you’re like me, you’ve waited to the last minute to even think of buying Christmas gifts because you just haven’t found the time. Between birding, work (more birding), and planning future birding (CBC), you’d think I would be sick of birds, but never! Let Nemesis Bird help you with your last minute holiday gifts for the birders and outdoor … Read More

2017 Holiday Gift Ideas for Birders and Nature Lovers

Anna FasoliBooks, Field Guide, GearLeave a Comment

It’s that time of year again, when everyone realizes Christmas is just a few weeks away, and they haven’t bought a gift for the hardest person to buy for on their list…the birder. This year, Nemesis Bird is  featuring a few typical “bird-themed” gifts, and some great birding books that came out in 2017. Our 2017 list also contains some … Read More

Upcoming bird books you don’t want to miss

Drew WeberBooks, Field Guide3 Comments

There are many great bird books and field guides that were recently released, or are still going to be released this year. Check out our top list of our favorites and what we think are the most promising. Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean by Scott Weidensaul Covering 39 species of owls, this book includes detailed … 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

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

Review: Birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire

Drew WeberBooks, Field Guide, General News and Info, Reviews1 Comment

Birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire by Bart de Boer, Eric Newton & Robin Restall introduced me to the avian life of an area I had never paid attention to before. If you are not familiar with these islands, they are off the north coast of Venezuela in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea. The islands arose from the … Read More

Review: Audubon Birds, now with more eBird

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Audubon Birds – A Field Guide to North American Birds v1.9 $19.99 from the Green Mountain Digital A new version of Audubon Birds: A field guide to North American Birds was just recently released and I’ve now had some time to use it and check out the new features. The main part of the app is the field guide. What sets … Read More

Sibley iPad update

Drew WeberApps, Field Guide, General News and Info, Reviews3 Comments

Just today I downloaded a welcome and overdue update to the The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America app which enables the iPad to display all the illustrations at fullscreen. Due to the different screen resolutions of iPads and iPhone, apps that weren’t originally made for iPads were not shown full-screen. Rather they were shown in a small … Read More

Review: Birds of Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Central and West Pacific

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This review was contributed by Cameron Rutt, a good friend of mine who is currently in the middle of a six month stint living on the island of Laysan and working on the reintroduction program for Millerbirds. In many respects, this book is a follow-up to “A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific” (Pratt et … Read More