iPhone 6 Plus Field Test

I decided to try something different in this blog post. I just finished up my first round of field testing with a iPhone 6 Plus. I used it in a variety of situations and lighting conditions and on two different spotting scopes via a Phone Skope smartphone digiscoping adapter – Celestron Regal M2 80ED and a Vortex Razor HD 20-60×85. Check out the story I … Read More

Video – May 2015 Birding Highlights

I started out the month of May scouting for the 9th Annual Delaware Bird-a-thon. My team, the BirdsEye Birders, competed in the County Challenge, where we set out on May 3rd to try and find as may species as possible within the boundaries of New Castle County. The results are not in yet, but we tallied 139 species in 24 … Read More

PhoneSkoping the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler

Kirtland’s Warbler is on the top of every birder’s most wanted list. It is federally endangered and breeds locally in young Jack Pine forests in Wisconsin and Michigan. Fortunately, my friend, Craig Miller, had a chance to visit a breeding location last week and coincidentally, he purchased a Phone Skope adapter right before he left! Craig was able to see … Read More

Identify birds online with the new Merlin Bird ID app

Black-chinned Hummingbird in Blythe, CA. Digiscoped with a iPhone 4s + Celestron Regal M2 80ED & Phone Skope Adapter. iPhone photo by Tim Schreckengost.A few days ago, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology launched a new website that should assist folks with the identification of 400 North American birds – Merlin – Photo ID. Using the website to identify a bird … Read More

Introducing Phone Skope!