Archive for 2009

by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, John P. O'Neill, and Theodore A. Parker III

An indispensable guide to one of the birdiest countries in the world.

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December 16, 2009

iBird Explorer

iBird Explorer

Reviews, Software

Birders with an iPhone or iPod Touch need to check out this digital field guide.

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Digital cameras, digital photo frames, eBook readers, it seems like the whole world is going digital these days. And now digital field guides are here. You can think of these as traditional field guides on steroids, yet even smaller. You still get the regular stuff found in field guides: illustrations, range maps, basic identification and […]
I don’t normally post about things unrelated to bird books and other media. But sometimes an occasion or opportunity pops up that I just have to mention (like the recently created 10,000 Birds Conservation Club). This is such opportunity – after all, what birder wouldn’t want a free trip to Peru? Gunnar Engblom of Kolibri […]
I got a little behind with this. So here’s a nice, big list of bird book reviews from other sites. National Geographic Illustrated Birds of North America, Folio Edition Birdfreak: The Bird Conservation Blog The Birdchaser Prairie Spring: A Journey Into the Heart of a Season The Well-read Naturalist Birds of Eastern North America & […]

by Jan Dunlap

An amusing novel about a birder…and murder.

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If you’re reading this, I assume that you enjoy reading about birds. I certainly do, it’s why I started this site. But underlying that is a basic enjoyment of birds themselves. They bring alot of joy into my life. But the sad fact is that they’re in trouble. If we want to have birds around […]

by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, and David A. Christie

Another exceptional entry in this landmark series.

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November 24, 2009

Confusing Post

Some of you may have seen a cryptic post earlier today titled “Books for Beginning Birders”, but containing only some text saying “coming soon…”. Sorry about that, I was trying to get a shell of a page up quickly, and, well…it’s been a long day. Anyway, I just wanted to say that it has been […]
When I got into birding, I jumped in with both feet. I wanted to find out what this birding thing was all about. But how? What comes after the binoculars and field guide? As with most any pursuit, birders need knowledge and desire to progress beyond beginner status. The desire is the “easy” part – […]