Common Digiscoping Problems Workshop – September 1, 2021

  Are you interested in digiscoping with your phone, but not sure where to start? Are you tired of holding your phone up to your spotting scope to take a picture or video? Are you struggling to take quality pictures and videos through your optics? Then, this is the workshop for you. Join Tim, Tanner, and Kiara as they walk … Read More

What is a lifer?

What is a lifer? Plumbeous Kite in Belize

What is a lifer? If you’ve been around birders, you’ve likely heard them talk about getting a lifer AKA life bird. Well, what is a life bird? A lifer is a life bird and the first time seeing one. For example, if you saw an American Robin for the first time on Monday, August 23, 2021, you could say that … Read More

The Phone Skope Universal Adapter: A Good Alternative and a Great Plan B

There are many opportunities to digiscope. Hunting trips, scouting days, hikes, and camping trips. Indeed, digiscoping the animals, landscapes, and people associated with these outdoor ventures is a rewarding and fun endeavor.  There are many pluses to this mode of capturing outdoor adventure. Digiscoping is lightweight, easy, and involves taking the very item you were going to have on your … Read More

Paton Center for Hummingbirds: What to Expect

The Paton Center for Hummingbirds (formerly Paton’s Yard) is a great place to go birding in southeast Arizona. You can sit in the shade and enjoy hummingbirds frequenting the feeders they have set up. I’ve visited the Paton’s Yard a few times, typically in the middle of the day when it’s super hot out. The seating and shade make it nice … Read More

Maven B.6 Binoculars

Maven B.6 Binoculars

Earlier this year, Maven released their 50mm B.6 Binoculars. It matches the build and quality of their other products but fills a void in their binocular lineup. The 50mm is a great compromise when weight and light gathering ability are your main concerns. Light enough to pack around in your bino hub and the larger objective gathering more light ensuring … Read More

August Astronomy Events

August Astronomy Events - Astroimaging - Mike Weasner

There are a few August astronomy events to look out for. Meteors, Saturn, Jupiter, and the Folklore Moon will all be visible throughout the month of August. Therefore, if you have a smartphone and spotting scope or telescope, you can try your hand at taking pictures and videos. A big thank you to Mike Weasner of Cassiopa Observatory for letting … Read More

Summer Scope ‘N Dope Giveaway

  From August 7th through the 22nd, every person that places an order at will be entered to win one of three sweet packages! Here’s what’s up for grabs: Grand Prize Valued at $1825 Vortex Optics: Viper PST Gen 2 Phone Skope: Skoped Vision Gen 2, Phone Skope Case, Battery Bank, Charging Cable, Scope Cover, Rifle Sling Redy Nutrients: … Read More

Kowa TSN-99 Digiscoping Adapter

Kowa TSN-99 Prominar Digiscoping Adapter

Earlier this week, Kowa announced their brand new spotting scope, the TSN-99 Prominar. Of course, we’ve been getting asked, “Do you have a Kowa TSN-99 Prominar Digiscoping Adapter?” Yes, we do! Here’s a little bit of history on Kowa spotting scopes. For almost two decades, Kowa’s TSN-880 PROMINAR spotting scope series was and still is to this day the envy … Read More

Florida Keys Hawkwatch

Florida Keys Hawkwatch | Phone Skope Corporate Sponsor

The migratory flight of raptors at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch has been studied since 1989. In recent years, the hawkwatch has been deemed The Peregrine Falcon Migration Capital of the World. Last year, they counted 3,792 Peregrine Falcons and a total of 19,656 raptors. At the Florida Keys Hawkwatch, you can expect to see large numbers of migratory Osprey, Broad-winged … Read More

5 Great Inexpensive Hunting Binoculars for Digiscoping

Tightwad; Cheapskate; I’ve been called these and much worse when it comes to my spending habits. When it comes to hunting, optics are a must and they come in many different styles, magnification, field of view, durability; and price. In most cases, you get what you pay for, and higher-end optics definitely have their place. In fact, I recommend that … Read More