Cape Coral Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owl

Oh Florida, how I love you so with your super chill birds, especially your burrowing owls in Cape Coral. One of the cool things about visiting Florida is how relaxed all the birds appear to be. If you love taking pictures of birds, it’s great. A person can get very close to your subjects and they are not alarmed. Since … Read More

Birdchick – Castle Birding

A White Stork with a nest on a church in Trujillo photographed with Swarovski ATX 65mm scope, iPhone 7 and PhoneSkope adapter.When birders get together and talk about their favorite places to go see birds you usually hear Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador…but me? I like Europe. Don’t get me wrong, going south of the Equator has lots to offer but … Read More

The Birdchick – Digiscoping Tips for Beginners

Digiscoping a Hummingbird

Digiscoping Tips Sharon Stiteler One of the big complaints I hear from people about digiscoping is how awful their photos look. My first question is always, “How many photos have you taken?” “Oh, maybe sixteen or twenty,” is the usual answer. That’s not nearly enough. For every great photo you see online or in print, there are anywhere from 20 … 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