Bird Watching in AND around Disney World: The Ultimate Guide

Is it possible to see wild and native birds while visiting Disney World in Orlando?   That’s the question I wanted to answer during our recent vacation to the self-proclaimed “Happiest Place on Earth.”   And no, Donald and Daisy Duck don’t count. 🙂   We (wife, daughter and me) spent a week at the Disney Beach Club Resort and Coronado Springs Resort. From a […]

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The Rules, Etiquette and Ethics of Birding (Hint: Don’t Be An Asshole!)

I have a question for you.   Who is most disrespectful or annoying birder you have ever been around? (Warning: If you can’t think of anyone then it could be you!)   Did they talk to loud?  Or maybe they never stopped talking? Did they scare away every single bird?   What did they do that makes them stand out?   Whether you have been […]

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The 19 Best Bird Watching Books to Read This Year

First, let me tell you what is NOT on this list.   Field Guides.   It’s not that I don’t appreciate or like field guides, they are an essential part of any bird watchers library.   But this list of the 19 best bird watching books was created for books that you WANT to read. To make it onto this list, you must actually be […]

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The Best Birding Blogs of 2017

Did you know there are now over 1 billion different websites on the internet? Wow!   This has created a problem for me:   I find it extremely difficult to navigate the World Wide Web to find the best bird watching blogs!   It reminds me of trying to find a Common Nighthawk during the day, very challenging!   And let’s be honest, when is […]

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14 Actionable Bird Watching Tips for Beginners (and a few for everyone!)

So you’ve been bitten by the bird watching bug?   Congratulations! You are one of millions from around the world that consider themselves a bird watcher or birder.   But beginning any new activity, sport or hobby (the debate about what to call bird watching rages) there is an ostrich egg’s size of information to learn and only so much time in a day. I […]

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