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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Leica Noctivid Review: The 7 BEST Reasons to Purchase Today

“The best binoculars we’ve ever made.” ~ Leica   Statements like this make you take notice. Especially coming from a company like Leica that has been in business for over 100 years and has built up such a wonderful reputation for their optics.   In August 2016, the Leica Noctivid was introduced and replaced the Leica Ultravid-HD with the honor as the companies best binocular. […]

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The 8 Best Bird Watching Binoculars of 2017

Can we agree that shopping for the BEST bird watching binoculars can be extremely frustrating?   There are countless makes and models, all making some pretty big promises. After doing some research, it seemed that more questions arose than answers.   How much should I spend? Am I getting ripped off? Is this the best choice for bird watching? Which brand is the best?   […]

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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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9 Reasons to Buy the Zeiss Victory Today! (And one reason you shouldn’t)

Bird watching and observing nature is awesome!   Shopping for binoculars is not. 🙁   I think you can agree that it is time consuming and frustrating!   There are so many makes and models, technical details and specifications! There is so much research that needs to be done.   I wanted to help.   The Zeiss Victory SF has a reputation as an amazing […]

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Zeiss Conquest HD Review: The 8 Reasons To Purchase Today! (And the 2 Reasons You Shouldn’t)

I think you will agree that shopping for new bird watching binoculars can be time consuming and over whelming!   There are so many makes and models, technical details and specifications!   It would be nice to have the best features of each binocular condensed into a simple and easy to read list.   Lucky for you!   In this review I am going to […]

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7 Reasons to Buy the Nikon Monarch 7 Today!

So you’re trying to decide if the Nikon Monarch 7 (8×42) deserves to be your next birding binocular?   You have come to the right place!   I did my best to review this amazing optic. After hours of research, testing and speaking with Nikon and authorized dealers, I can honestly say the Nikon Monarch 7 is one of my favorites choices for bird watching […]

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Binocular Review: Nikon Monarch 5 (8×42)

When I am looking to purchase bird watching binoculars, it’s important to find a set where I am getting the most value for my money. With this in mind, it’s hard to find a better value than the Nikon Monarch 5 8×42. It comes with so many awesome features , many that aren’t found unless you spend twice as much! In this review, I tried […]

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