This Week in Birding

This Week in Birding 64

:: Canada Rare Bird Alert: A Common Shelduck was found near Renews, Newfoundland, on April 2nd. Pending acceptance, this would be a first provincial record and potential first for the ABA area. :: One…

Northern Saw-whet Owl in Owl Woods, Rochester. Digiscoped with iPhone 5s/Phone Skope and Leica APO-Televid 82mm scope.

Weekend Digiscoping Spotlight 12

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…

Leica Booth - Tim Schreckengost

Liveblog – We’re at the Birding Optics and Gear Expo!

Bird Watcher’s Digest is hosting a free try-before-you-buy event, the Birding Optics and Gear Expo, at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus, Ohio this weekend. I’ll be hanging out…

Leica Extender 1.8x on APO-Televid 82mm

First look: Leica Televid Extender 1.8x

We are excited to share an exclusive first look at a prototype of the new Leica Extender 1.8x for the APO-Televid scopes. As with all prototypes, it is likely that…

Yellow-throated Warbler, South Padre Island (Tiffany Kersten)

Close encounters of the feathered kind

Late last week brought the first spring fallout of warblers to South Padre Island. Trans-gulf migrants, or birds that cut straight across the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula,…

Black-and-white Warbler - first fall male

5 reasons to go to the 2014 Biggest Week

While there are a lot of valid reasons to go to the Biggest Week in American Birding, there are some that I find most convincing. I have been to the…

Adult male Costa's Hummingbird (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)
American Woodcock - Tim Schreckengost

A March Big Day in Delaware

Last Saturday, Nate Fronk, Alan Kneidel, and I made a run for the March Big Day record for Delaware. We decided that owling in the morning was pointless due to…

This Week in Birding

This Week in Birding 63

::Last weekendsGalveston Bay oil spill is threatening the nearby Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary ::A breeding pair of endangered Hawaiian Geese, the state bird of Hawaii, thought to have been absent…

Adult Little Gull (Photo by Nathan Goldberg)

Finding a Little Gull in Illinois

Three days ago, March 26th, I had only about six hours to go birding. I talked with my friend Andy Sigler to see what would be possible, and we outlined…