Resolutions – What are your Birding Goals for 2018?

What are your birding resolutions for 2018? Since it is the time of year when people set resolutions, I was thinking about what some of my birding goals and resolutions might be for the next year. I’m happiest when I’m outdoors and getting a great shot of a bird. I had some great trips this year but didn’t feel like … Read More

It’s Christmas Bird Count Time!

It’s that special time of year when National Audubon rallies birders all over North America to track winter bird populations with the Christmas Bird Count. These events are so popular with local Audubon chapters. The end of the day is usually capped off with a celebratory gathering at a bar or pot luck. If you’ve never participated in one, it’s … Read More

Big Sit For Birds

Warblers in the Fall Fall migration is in full swing in October all over North America. As the leaves change color, they make for a colorful background for warblers in the dark autumn plumage as well as the brown bird brigade of native sparrows. Hosting a Big Birding Party I usually host a big birding party for my park called … 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