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My Kind Of Birding

The outdoor library at Canopy Lodge in Panama. Doesn't that look relaxing? I have been party to a lot of discussion online and in meetings about what women birders doing. Part of this is because women are 50% (at least) of the birding population in the US and hard to find in Europe. Show More Summary

Digidapter For Digiscoping

A new digiscoping adapter I've been playing with since seeing it in Florida called the Digidapter. I've had the opportunity to play around with some newer digiscoping adapters both for smartphones and for SLRs. When not using my iPhone...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #186 World Girl Birders

Hey gang, there is still space left on the relaxed Panama birding tour. Come with me, we will see cool bird and sloth and end the day with booze and bat falcons and tinamous. There is now a World Girl Birders page you can join on Facebook. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #185 #TheDress #WeaselPecker and Panama

Hey! I'm going to Panama, want to come with me?How does the whole "The Dress" debate apply to birding...think about all the times you saw someone (or maybe you yourself) grossly misidentify a bird... Here are Non Birding Bill's suggestions of eye mind benders--it's the color dogs and chess set that freak me out. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #184 Sibley Guide Replacements, Famous Birders and Art Ducko

  Buy Christana Staal's art. AKA Drawing 10,000 Birds. Hey remember the whole brew ha ha over the first printing of the second edition Sibley? Well, the publisher is now offering people who purchased that copy a chance to replace it with a color corrected one according to The Birder's Library. Show More Summary

World Digiscopers Meeting and great life advice from Justin Carr

I get copied on emails to my buddy Clay at Swarovski from time to time. Over the year I kept seeing emails from some guy named Robert Wilson about organizing a digiscopers meeting a chance for pole to come learn about digiscoping but...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #183 Birder Humor

I just can't stop giggling at this from a Tumblr. Remarkable semi-palmated sandpiper journey. Western seabirds taking a beating this winter from goop to possible starvation. How women can pee standing up starting on page 18 of this ...

Not Doing A Big Year

I'm not doing a big year--just wanted to say that because so many people start them now, but I'm not one of them. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I applaud those who want to, if it trips your trigger, go for it. It's not what I like about birding. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #182 Women vs Men birders...

Someone apparently did a study confirming what many of us suspected about male and female birders...we're passionate, but different. Speaking of which, I have an article in the current ABA Birder's Guide on how women can pee in the woods standing up. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #181 Can Owls Swim?

Good news on the Vikings Stadium. 3M is set to step in an test out a film to prevent bird strikes. This seems hopeful. World's oldest living wild bird is back and ready to mate at 63 years of age. That is one heck of an albatross. Cool video of a peregrine diving after pintails. Show More Summary

Winter Wings Bird Festival

One of the many breathtaking views one can have during the Winter Wings Bird Festival. One of the cooler places I visited this year was the Winter Wings Bird Festival in Klamath Falls, Oregon on the California border and not that far from Crater Lake. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #180 New Sibley and TMZ Tackles Diversity in Birding

The downside to birding becoming gets covered in a very cringeworthy segment on TMZ. Guy in trouble for "rescuing" eaglets. There's a Kickstarter for a "Shazam" app for bird id called Warblr, meanwhile we still await the arrival of BirdGenie and I've been playing with something called Twigle. A revised Sibley is out. More on ortolans and poaching. Thanks, Craig!

You Can Relax Now, It's Safe To Purchase A Second Edition Sibley

A new printing of The Sibley Guide to Birds Second Edition is available and you can see a difference from the first printing with just the back cover. Note the bolder font on the book on the left. Hey, remember last March when we were...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcats #179: Drones, Ortolans, Owls stuck in cars!

Popular comic xkcd ponders the question of "Where do birds go when it rains?" Eating a small bird called the ortolan bunting: French tradition or some weird fetish? You need to vote (once a day) for your favorite birding spot in the US. Show More Summary

Birding Portugal In Autumn

Mértola, Portugal which is a big ole pile of history. If you need birding tour advice for Portugal, contact Birds and Nature Tours in Portugal. I was excited to test out the WordLens app on my phone. You hold up the camera lens on your phone to a sign and it tries to translate the sign into your preferred language. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcats #178: Yay, new listing clarifications...

Interested in the new ABA rules and changes to your listing? Visit this. Duluth had a lot of migrants hit windows and cars. Solar Power plant stopped. Raptor Center losing rodent supply because of a lack of mice.

Big Sit This Sunday

Song Sparrow. Anybody want to Big Sit this Sunday? I organized a smallish Big Sit with my National Park this Sunday at Cold Waterspring from 7:30am to 6:30pm. I'll be there as a Park Ranger hosting with my fellow Ranger Gordon Dietzman as we tally the birds. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #177: Media Blitz!

The Washington football team controversy and the colloquial name for the Long-Tailed Duck. The Vikings Stadium glass protest. Shaz is in Minnesota Monthly! Sharon is also a character in Swift Justice: A Bob White Murder Mystery by Jan Dunlap! Sharon is now on Ello. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #176 Birds Have It Hard

Just so you know, Non Birding Bill edited out an epic Wham/Ridgeway's Rail out of this. There's a protest for the birds and the Viking's Stadium. Here's a link to the "current" State Of The Birds. Gulls can be real dicks sometimes. Especially during migration.

Fun Stuff Coming Up September 22

The next two Birds and Beers are set: September 22 and October 12! On September 22, 2014 at 6pm at Grumpy's in Roseville, MN we will have a Birds and Beers in conjunction with Minnesota Dragonflies Society wants to join us for a Birds and Beers to kickstart their D&D (Dragonflies&Drinks). Show More Summary

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