The Discovery of Birding

It may sound contrived, but I can honestly say that my first view through a spotting scope absolutely changed my life (maybe even saved it) forever! Flashback to a simpler time before the internet, a time with no digital photography, image stabilization or auto-focus, and a time where every phone was connected to the wall by a chord! I was … Read More

Why Digiscoping is for the Birds

I used to think that birdwatching was reserved for elderly couples. To be completely honest, the vision of Thurston and Lovey Howell sitting in the shade on Gilligan’s Island with binoculars in hand usually came to mind. It turns out, it’s quite a popular hobby for people of all ages from all over the world. It should come as no … 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

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

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

Smartphone Digiscoping Workshop – August 4, 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 through … Read More

2021 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dad’s can be tough to buy for. I get it. But, there are always things Dads can use and that’s what this list is for. So, if you need a few Father’s Day gift ideas, these 9 items should help. Remember, every order throughout the month of June in 2021 will give you one entry to win a Custom Grizzly … Read More