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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Great Wisconsin Birdathon, in only its second year, has seen a great increase of teams registered for some er, friendly competition. And that’s great news! Teams of birders all over the state are vying for the distinction of tallying more species in a 24-hour period than any other team.
Much thought and planning goes in [...]
Hey, birders: aching for a little migration action? Right here in the Heartland, The Biggest Week in American Birding gives major migration satisfaction!
This 10-day Ohio festival has it all, folks. Located near the southwest shore of Lake Erie and surrounded by prime birding habitat, Biggest Week provides the ultimate remedy for winter-weary birders. [...]
Click the poster! It will link you to the Visitors Guide for one of the biggest, bestest spring birding festivals in the U.S. Don’t miss northern Ohio’s BIGGEST WEEK IN AMERICAN BIRDING!
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Binoculars: Bring them. See what they bring you.
When conjuring up the ultimate spring birding getaway, you might want to turn your imagination loose on this idea: Homer, Alaska in mid-May. Picture this: a quaint town nestled in rolling hills, on a sparkling bay lined with glaciers and mountains. Located on the southern edge of the Kenai Penninsula, Homer, besides being stunningly beautiful, [...]