While supplies last, we will include a free Eagle Optics Car Window Mount with the purchase of any spotting scope. This offer applies to the purchase of any new, demo, and reduced-price spotting scopes (incidentally, check out the sale on Swarovski spotting scopes). If you are thinking of buying a spotting scope before spring [...]
Archive for March, 2011
Not long after friends told us American White Pelicans had been gathering on Lake Wisconsin for the past few days, Dad and I made the half-hour drive to Okee. I brought a camera: I’ve always been a big fan of pelicans.
The winding two-lane county highway that afforded a view of the flock [...]
The Want Button is an exciting new feature on the Eagle Optics website. See something you want? Hit the Want Button! When you do, the item is automatically added to your Want List. You can share the list in an e-mail to friends and family or on social networks.
It’s an easy, fun [...]
Pete Leary, Wildlife Biologist on Midway Island, has been rescuing birds and restoring habitat on Midway and neighboring islands since the tsunami hit there on March 11. The efforts of Pete and his team make fascinating reading on Pete’s blog, Pete at Midway. There are lots of photos too. Have a look.
Whether you’re a veteran birder or a beginner shopping for your first binocular, there are some things you ought to know about high-end binoculars. I’m talking about the select few European brands (Swarovski, Leica, and Zeiss) whose reputations for quality and craftsmanship have kept them at the top of the heap in terms of performance [...]
Birdwatching and the general age of birders hasn’t changed much over the years. Though young people have, in recent years, started to show an interest in birdwatching, the majority of the demographic still consists of seniors.
The Audubon Society is working to attract even more of the younger generation to birdwatching. Marketplace, the nationally syndicated [...]
As soon as Ozzie and I left the house, we could hear Canada Geese. Making our way from under tree cover, we could see numerous V’s of the birds cruising over the open lowlands surrounding the Crawfish River. For an older golden retriever, Ozzie showed a youthful eagerness, pulling at the leash as [...]
In this part of southern Wisconsin, we have had 64.7 inches of snow so far this winter (the normal average for this date is 39″). It has been a fabulous winter for those of us who thrive on winter sports or just love the spectacle of being in a real, live snow globe.
During the [...]