A Whitetail Hunter Turned Bird-Watcher

A fellow hunter and friend of mine once sent me into shock with a single statement. We were having a conversation on hunting and habitat management when the die-hard and very seasoned whitetail hunter retorted, “Yeah, I’ve placed bird feeders near a couple of my deer stands”.  “Come again?”, I replied. He went on to explain how he loved to … Read More

Summertime Digiscope Scouting: Capturing the Spot Within the Spot

Whitetail bucks can be hard to catch up with – especially when your goal is to take them with a bow. Sure hunting television, social media, and YouTube can, at times, make it seem very doable. It is. However, if pressed, your average bowhunter will admit that it’s a difficult proposition. After all, there are so many variables to contend with; … Read More

Smartphone Digiscoping Workshop at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch

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? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you. Join … Read More

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 PhoneSkope.com 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