Rhinoceros Auklet flying past offshore Westport, Washington (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux0

Alcids of the Olympic Peninsula

Dense temperate rainforest covers the Olympic Peninsula of Washington right up until the coastline, then rocky cliffs and towering islands create a stunning landscape where at least 12 species of alcids…

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:: The Audubon Society is looking for volunteers to monitor its three web cams on Seal Island, Maine, a National Wildlife Refuge in outer Penobscot Bay, to contribute data for a…

Common Nighthawk (male) photographed using iPhone 5S and Leica Ultravid 8X42 binoculars. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

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The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope or binoculars. We welcome submissions of your favorite…

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Photo Essay: Iceland birds

Some of you may know, (though most of you probably don’t and why would you?), that I was just in Iceland with my girlfriend, Audrey (everybody please give her a…

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The Puffins of Latrabjarg

Puffins are definitely one of those captivating and exciting animals that anyone will enjoy looking at.  Perhaps  it’s their clownish and colorful faces, or superficial resemblance to penguins which draws…

Adult 'Puget Sound' White-crowned Sparrow from Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

‘Puget Sound’ White-crowned Sparrows

Many species of sparrows vary considerably in appearance and vocalizations across their ranges in North America. In particular Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows, Fox Sparrows, and White-crowned Sparrows show the most distinct…

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:: Alberta has announced that the Western Grebe has been added to the province’s threatened species list, and that the Trumpeter Swan, a species on its way to recovery, has been removed from…

Great Lakes Piping Plover with chick in Michigan - Digiscoped using iPhone 4, Leica APO Televid 77, & Phoneskope adaptor - Photo by Jordan Rutter

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The Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight will highlight some of the fun shots we’ve gotten recently with a camera paired with a spotting scope. We welcome submissions of your favorite digiscoped shots…

Call for help for a fellow field biologist/birder

One of the many things I love about birding is the small community atmosphere and willingness of others to help in times of need. Even when a complete stranger is…

Gray Kingbird at Bubali Bird Sanctuary on 28 June 2014. Digiscoped with an iPhone 5 + Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85 & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Phone Skope Big Year – June Update

June started off really slow from a digiscoping perspective. I got married on June 7th and was busy preparing and winding down from that. The first I opportunity I had…