The BEST Websites to Find Bird Pictures, Images and Photos of Birds.

There are literally thousands upon thousands of different websites where you can view bird pictures, photographs and images of birds.   Here’s the problem:   The reasons that people search online for bird pictures and images vary greatly.   For example:   Are you looking for stock bird photos? Do you need FREE bird images? Are you trying to learn different species of birds for your […]

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Bird Movies, Films and Documentaries Every Birder Must Watch!

Whether you are an active birder, backyard bird watcher or just love learning about birds, you have come to the right place! There are bird films and bird movies on this list for everyone!   I included all of my favorites; from the best bird documentaries to kids movies to feature length movies about birds.   These films & movies are perfect to combine your […]

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45+ Unique Bird Watching Gifts for Bird Lovers: Ideas for EVERYONE!

Are you having trouble finding unique bird watching gifts for the bird lover in your life?   I get it!     Finding unique bird gifts and the best presents for bird lovers is VERY challenging.   And it’s especially hard if you don’t love birds or bird watching yourself!   But you have come to the right place.   I have put together a […]

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The 7 Birding Podcasts I’m Listening Too Right Now

What do you listen to while driving in your car?   Music? Talk Radio? Nothing?   What if you could turn those wasted moments into a chance to learn about birds?   That is exactly how I utilize bird watching podcasts.   It’s one of my favorite ways to consume information and news.   A podcast is an audio program that that is downloaded over […]

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Bird Watching Holidays You MUST Add To Your Calendar This Year

What are the most important days for someone who loves birds to remember?   This is the question that came to me during Global Big Day 2017. This is an event sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that invites everyone from around the world to look for birds on the same day every year and submit their observations to eBird.   Global Big Day […]

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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 Best Bird Watching Apps of 2017

WebI 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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The 19 Best Bird Watching Books to Read THIS Year

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

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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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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

Learning to identify birds by their songs or sounds can be extremely frustrating!   Seriously, just in my home of state of Ohio there are around 300 species! And most birds have multiple sounds that need to be learned between their different song variations and contacts calls.   Sure, learning a few of the most common species such as Mourning Dove or American Robin is […]

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iBird Pro Review: My FAVORITE Birding App and Field Guide

 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 because it will be sitting on my back for a few hours. I am always looking for ways to lighten my load. Light pack = happiness.    Once upon a time in […]

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