Our friends at Bird Watcher’s Digest have come up with a fabulous idea! It’s a new series of events called Reader Rendezvous: three weekends, three seasons, three different locations in the U.S.–each a distinctly wonderful opportunity in 2014 to discover, learn, and walk alongside one of the birding industry’s most notable celebrities: Al Batt, Julie [...]
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West Virginia’s legendary beauty (Almost heaven, as the John Denver song goes) attracts people AND birds–especially warblers, come springtime. If you’re inclined to indulge in said beauty and birds, you can treat yourself to West Virginia’s best during the New River Birding & Nature Festival. April 28-May 3, 2014.
Now in its 12th year, this festival [...]
What began as a friendly birding competition in 1997, Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival has evolved into one of the best-known birding festivals in the U.S. Combining an ideal location with excellent facilities, world-class educators, and an impressive array of opportunities for birders and photographers, this festival needs to be on your [...]
You can imagine our surprise when a call came in to Eagle Optics early this week to say that one of Operation Migration’s ultralight aircraft and 4 immature Whooping Cranes had just landed at nearby Pope Farm Conservancy. Mike McDowell was on his feet and out the door within minutes with his digiscoping gear. [...]
The famed Rio Grande Valley, at the southernmost tip of Texas, boasts the largest concentration of tropical birds in the U.S. Its diverse habitats are home to birds and wildlife seldom seen in one place, and the area is well known to birders around the world. If you’ve never been there, [...]
I had the opportunity to travel to Swarovski’s U.S. headquarters in Warwick, Rhode Island earlier this summer. After a day of meetings with several other birding bloggers from across the U.S. and Canada, we were treated to a day of birding on South Beach, just off Chatham on Cape Cod. It was a fabulous [...]
A while ago, Eagle Optics helped outfit Laurie Solchenberger’s 4th and 5th grade Birding class with binoculars. And this week, the proud, beaming teacher dropped off the thank-you card (pictured above). Along with it were several thoughtfully written letters from her students stating what they had learned. These letters brought many smiles to our [...]
PRESS RELEASE FROM Bill Stewart of the ABA:
The American Birding Association (ABA), National Geographic and Leica Sport Optics have partnered to create a unique birding experience focusing upon young birders and their mentors in the populous Mid-Atlantic area. The 2nd ABA Mid-Atlantic Young Birder Conference, co-hosted by the Delaware Nature Society and Delmarva Ornithological Society’s [...]
Eagle Optics staff: Ben, Nina (holding the Traveling Trinovid), Tom (with Sheena the dog), Kate, Adrian, Mike
One day last week, the Eagle Optics staff had the pleasure of hosting the famous Traveling Trinovid, Leica’s singular binocular that has already had, in its short life, some of the best adventures in North American birding.
Our intrepid Leica [...]
How does a place in the world wiggle its way in to your heart? Having been to Toft Point State Natural Area only once before, I wanted to make sure what I felt a year ago was still intact now. I guess the pull to return to its rocky shores and soft, wide paths through [...]