I met Danielle Brigida (pronounced like London BRIDGE-i-da, as she’d tell you) three or four years ago when she taught a social media course I was taking at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. At the time she was in charge of social media for the National Wildlife Federation. We […]Read More
Archive for May, 2015
Closer look at the American Woodcock
The American Woodcock is a secretive nocturnal bird that acts as unique as it looks! This warm, earthy shorebird makes its living in moist grassy margins near wooded lots. A common breeder along the shores of the Great Lakes these are always a highlight at The Biggest Week in American Birding with specialized night […]Read More
How Leica’s “RED DOT” got me my 522nd species in California
Author & artist Keith Hansen knows a thing or two about the birds of California, read below how a Leica logo helped him see an amazing bird! Whatever title you give it, that red dot connected me to a wonderful, rare and bewitchingly ghoulish treat from the southland. I first became aware of […]Read More
Bradbury Mountain Spring Hawkwatching!
Here in New England, it sure hasn’t felt much like spring. But the sun is getting higher, the days are getting longer, and finally, those snowbanks are being reduced – if ever so slowly. And believe it or not, birds are on the move. In fact, hawkwatching season is here! […]Read More
Telling the story – documenting a worldwide big year!
Noah Strycker has posted the totals from day 118 of his 365 day quest to see 5,000 birds worldwide. He has 2320 bird species and counting, having birded Antarctica, then up through South America, and just now polishing of Central America, moving to Mexico in the next days and then on […]Read More
David A. La Puma: Operation Springwatch
Cape May is a Mecca for birders, especially those interested in migration. In Autumn, Cape May represents one of the best locations in the world to witness visible migration of songbirds, raptors, and waterbirds, a spectacle that peaks in September and October after most of the summer vacationers have left […]Read More