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6 Reasons To Come With Me To Cuba

Space is filing up on my Cuba trip for April 2017, but we still have some room left if you'd like to join us. If you are on the fence, here are some reasons to go... 1. Commercial service to Havana began in November 2016 with non-stop service available from ten major US cities including Miami, Ft. Show More Summary

Surprise Roommate In Central America

A video to give you an idea of what it's like birding in Honduras. First class on an International Flight doesn't play any games when it comes to food or booze. Thank you, American Airlines. After a rough autumn, I decided to go through...Show More Summary

Digibinning with the Renner Technique

I teach quite a few workshops on digiscoping throughout the year. My preferred method is using a smartphone with a spotting scope, but I'll also use an SLR and spotting scope too. My friend Renner Anderson has heralded his love of "digibinning"...Show More Summary

Using iPhone 7 Plus For Digiscoping

Here I am contentedly digiscoping with my iPhone 6s when a new iPhone 7 family debuts. Insert Krusty The Klown ugh here. How many new gadgets to I need to get. Fortunately, Non Birding Bill was due for an upgrade and got a 7 Plus soShow More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #214 Levi Wants A Goshawk Tattoo

Kabuki back when he would chill on the porch with us. You may have noticed we went on a bit of a hiatus. For those who didn't see on social media, our 18 year old cockatiel Kabuki went blind in September. At first he seemed to adapt but things got worse and...well we had to make the decision that no one likes to make for their pet. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Goshawk Experience In Maine

The rocky coast of Acadia National Park. This June I had the opportunity to go to the Acadia Bird Festival in Maine which is a gorgeous place to get Barry Manilow's Weekend In New England stuck in your head. Maine is a fantastic state to visit and Acadia National Park is one of the coolest federal parks you can check out. Show More Summary

Ode to Dr. Strange

Storm approaches on the Kazakh Steppes. One of the many places I've been thanks to my college degree. I just found out Dr. Paul Strange died this week. He was a close friend of my mother’s as well as the man for whom she worked for several years.My mother is a Christian Scientist who worked as a nurse for Dr. Show More Summary

Florida Is For Vulture Lovers

"I will beak your car when you turn your back."--Black Vulture. I spent some time in southern Florida this year. I was there for work, but one of the upsides of Florida is that there is a large supply of lovely birds to practice your photography on. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #213 Duck Stamp Documentary and ABA Contest

The American Birding Association is having several contests this year in an effort to get new members and get former members to renew. We are also having a contest for people to join the American Birding Association. If you join theShow More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #212 Poaching, Parrots and Pokemon

I love that not only have I received official federal guidance about Pokemon for my job but that a hook and bullet publication put my post about Pokemon Go out there. If you think Pokemon Go is the beginning of the end of More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #211 Pokemon Go vs Birding

So there's this think called PokemonGo... Frigatebirds can fly a long time! Army vet shoots down branch to help young eagle tangled with rope. Loons raising a goldeneye. This eagle is trying to land, it's not trying to take off with the boy.

Experiments With Eagles

I went to the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival in Homer, Alaska--which is a delightful festival, I highly recommend it. I met a ton of people who were originally from Minnesota and for one reason or another had moved to Alaska. I can see why, it's beautiful and great for people who enjoy the outdoors. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #210 Bird Brains and Philandering Godwits

Spice Gull. The struggle of birders attracting new birders. Gary the philandering godwit. Bird brains blah, blah, blah. So if you have an iPhone, some extra time on your hands and you're looking for a bird dating sim app...

Birdchick POdcast #209 Bird Cams, Digiscoping and Spring

Here's ill-informed Zeke from Indiana spouting nonsense. Sometimes commenters on bird cam forums go too far. Canadian police are digiscoping...watching out.        

Birdchick Podcast #208: Birders are Creepy and Eagles Eating Cats

Bird news: Why are the crows so violent in Canada?Bald eagle cam shows bald eagles bringing a young cat back to the nest. John James Audubon was kind of a punk ass troll. Oh...this isn't going to piss any birders all. Apparently people think birders are as creepy as clowns. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #207 Fallout, Misidentified Birds, Twitter Wars

This podcast is brought you by WildSide Nature Tours. Come with me to an ancient land to watching thousands of migratory birds like common cranes, storks, spoonbills and red kites. We'll also look for Palestine sunbird, jungle cat and...Show More Summary

Greater Roaderunners

One of my bird survey offices in Texas. I've kind of transitioned in the last year or so to do less surveys and more writing and giving programs. I love bird survey work, but it's taxing physically both on your body and your time. Basing each week on airports and storms is less exciting as I get older. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #206 Albatross, Honduras and Jobs

The Birdist explains why you don't see native birds in movies. Albatross babies in flower pots and albatross buried in sand.Sharon has issues with this job description. Wisdom with John and Yoko. Wisdom and mate displaying on the fall...Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #205 Necrophilia, Jobs and Jon Hamm

News: Jon Hamm helps a hummer. Eurasian jay dodges a sparrow hawk Matrix style. Sand martin necrophilia. Bird Jobs: If you were unemployed for a few months, which job would you take: Tundra Nesting Bird Internship at Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or Bahamas Shorebird Field on a schooner.

Birdchick Podcast #204 Wisdom and Marshmallows

Cool photos to help illustrate why Malheur NWR was created. Here's a great resource for finding jobs in the birding industry.  

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