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The Best Birding Blogs of 2018

Did you know there are now over 1 billion different websites on the internet? Wow!   This plethora of information 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, […]

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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 the 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. […]

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The 8 Best Binoculars for Bird Watching (2018)

Can we agree that shopping for the BEST bird watching binoculars can be incredibly frustrating?   There are countless makes and models, all making some pretty big promises. After doing some research, more questions usually arise.   How much should I spend? Am I getting ripped off?  Which brand is the best?     I spent hours upon hours (seriously, way too much time!) digging […]

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What is a “Spark Bird”? How one bird can change your life!

Do you remember the moment you discovered bird watching?   What did it feel like to know that you could never go back to the way things were?   When I first discovered birding, it felt as though a hidden and secret world had finally been revealed. I couldn’t believe there were so many people just like me, who cared passionately about our feathered friends […]

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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 incredibly 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 acutely aware of what I 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 a galaxy […]

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My 2017 Goals

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. 2017 is approaching and 2016 will soon be in our rear view mirror, just another memory to look back upon.   New Year’s resolutions will be made. The gym will soon be full of people, churches are going to be packed and vegetables will fly off the shelves at the grocery store. Many birding Big Year’s […]

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

Watching birds and observing nature is fantastic!   Shopping for binoculars is not. 🙁   I think you can agree that it is time-consuming and frustrating!   There are countless models, technical details, and specifications to comb through! There is much research that needs to do!   I wanted to provide a resource for one of my favorite binoculars.   The Zeiss Victory SF has […]

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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 overwhelming!   There are so many different models, technical details, and specifications to comb through!   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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Nikon Monarch 7 Review: 7 Reasons to Buy 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 fantastic 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 favorite choices for bird watching […]

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Nikon Monarch 5 Review: 4 Reasons To Purchase Today!

The Nikon Monarch 5 tries to play a game that not many binoculars are successful at playing.   They attempt to provide an affordable price AND quality image.   Compare Nikon Monarch 5 Prices! Amazon Adorama     So did Nikon succeed?   I am convinced.   After spending some time reviewing the Monarch 5, I think it is one of the best binoculars in its […]

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Leica Trinovid HD Review: A Premium Binocular at Half the Cost!

When shopping for the perfect binoculars, the age-old dilemma often presents itself:   How do you have your cake and eat it too?   Here is what I mean:   Everyone wants high-quality products AND the lowest price possible. Of course, this is mostly an oxymoron. Good AND cheap rarely go together.   Enter the Leica Trinovid HD: Compare Trinovid HD Prices! Amazon Adorama   […]

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