The Best Bird Watching Apps of 2017

I can’t imagine leaving my smart phone at home when birding! As technology continues to advance, it has become an invaluable tool.   For example, I have bird watching apps for just about everything, including field guides, checklist apps, automatic recognition and even apps that sync with eBird to help find local birds that I haven’t seen yet!   But trying to find apps that […]

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eBird: The Birding App I Use The Most

Part of the fun of birding is keeping lists. I love trying to see as many species as possible every time I go for a hike, which becomes a game and competition against myself. During any birding excursion, I am constantly aware of how many birds I have seen. Keeping lists of birds is important to almost all birders and we all want to keep […]

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Larkwire Review: The Gamification of Bird Sounds

The ability to identify birds by their songs or sounds.   It’s one of the most important skills that a birder can have.   Unfortunately, it’s also extremely frustrating to learn and very difficult to master! Whether you are a beginning birder like myself or experienced, it’s a skill that needs constant attention and improvement.   Seriously, just in my home of state of Ohio […]

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iBird Pro Guide to Birds: The Reason I Don’t Carry Field Guides

¬†When I go birding, I always take a backpack full of anything I might need.   Water, camera, binoculars, lens wipes, snacks, etc. I am very aware of what I decide to carry along because it will be sitting on my back for a few hours. The lighter my pack means the happier I am! Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away, […]

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