eBird Explore pages get new, Illustrated Checklist view

Drew WeberBird Websites, General News and Info0 Comments

For the last several weeks there, eBird has been testing a cool new view in the Regional and Hotspot Explorer pages. Dubbed the Illustrated Checklist, I think this new feature will quickly become the default page people use to check out new hotspots to explore. At its most basic, the Illustrated Checklists lists every species that has been recorded in … Read More

Get ready for eBird Profiles!

Drew WeberBird Websites, Birding, Featured, Listing, Reviews4 Comments

eBird is slowly and steadily becoming the go-to bird observation collection tool for birders around the world, and has reached this point by regularly releasing new tools to see what others are reporting, compete with your fellow birders on any geographical level, and learn all about ranges and distributions of birds on a global scale. While it has been game-changing to … Read More

Modern Birding

Jordan RutterBird Websites, Birding0 Comments

While there are too many snowy owls to count in the US and even more birders chasing them, many of us are stuck behind a desk most of the time and can’t get out as much as we’d like. Plus as we get deeper into winter, birding excursions can be more difficult, even if it’s just because you don’t want … Read More

Slowing Down on the Bluebird Trail

Drew WeberBird Websites, Conservation Issues0 Comments

This post is brought to you by Neil Paprocki, a Raptor Biology Master’s student at Boise State University and Scientific Director for Wild Lens Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit video production company focused on addressing wildlife conservation issues. Help tell one of the greatest conservation success stories of the 20th century by supporting the Kickstarter campaign for a new documentary about one man’s role in the … Read More

ABA Bird of the Year Multimedia Art Contest Announcement

Drew WeberBird Websites0 Comments

Robert Mortensen has thrown together another one of his classic Bird of the Year videos to announce the Multimedia Art Contest for this year’s bird, the Common Nighthawk. Check it out below and get started on your entries!  

When a Bird Becomes an Individual: the One-legged Great Egret

Andy McGannBanding, Bird Websites, eBird, Nemesis Bird Podcast, Science0 Comments

Books can be (and are) written about the ornithological knowledge gained through studies that involve the practice known as “bird banding” (or “ringing” overseas). To put it simply, banding involves the capture and marking of a wild bird with a unique serial number.  In the USA and Canada, those numbers are generated by the US Geological Survey’s Bird Banding Laboratory. … Read More

Birding resources online- Pennsylvania

Drew WeberBird Finding Tips, Bird News, Bird Websites, Birding, eBird, General News and Info0 Comments

Pennsylvania is a great state to bird in; we have enough elevation change to afford us a large diversity of breeding and migrating warblers, we are well situated to observe a large and diverse raptor migration, and we have a large community of talented and helpful birders who are willing to share sightings and help others see good birds. Birding … Read More

Birding archives: predictions from 1994

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Bird Websites, General News and Info, Predictions2 Comments

I recently received about 15 years of old Birding magazines and in reading through them I came across an article in the February 1994 issue with predictions for technology advances in the next 25 years of birding. It is now 15 years after the article was written so I thought it would be neat to look at what has come … Read More

Bird Migration Forecast

Drew WeberBird Websites, General News and Info, Migration0 Comments

Despite the much lauded launch of Cape May Bird Observatory’s, the most exciting thing for me on the site is the Mid-Atlantic Birding Forecast. When its updated, it provides a nice update on the potential weather conditions for movements of birds. David La Puma of woodcreeper.com is the guy who updates it and he has several years experience of looking … Read More

10 Ways to See more Birds

Drew WeberBird Websites, General News and Info, Migration0 Comments

These aren’t backed by any guarantee, just what has held true from my experience. In no particular order I present you with 10 ways to see more birds. Walk slower. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people walk past birds because they aren’t walking slow enough, giving the birds more time to move and become visible. … Read More