Today is Dakota’s eleventh birthday! This is his first year as a bird blogger. He started at the end of March and recently changed his blog name to: Dakota’s All Natural Experience: Itâ€™s like the â€œJeff Corwin Experienceâ€â€¦Only Smaller. Dakota is very interested in all things nature and has just started learning about photography. He
What 10-year old birder wouldn’t want the opportunity to use Swarovski’s high-quality optics? Now if only Dakota could’ve kept them…
Once upon a time, in a land far far away (Cranston, Rhode Island) there was a magical place full of green treasures. These spectacular vision-enhancing devices (binoculars and scopes) were the envy of all who came to search for them. Only a small group of birder-bloggers survived the grueling trek to make it into the
Roger Tory Peterson was one of the worldâ€™s best and most-famous birders. He had the ability to inspire people young and old, engage people in conservation, and even write a field guide. All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures is a collection of articles written by the master himself, Roger Tory Peterson. These stories provide a
We finished up our amazingly wonderful blogging-birding event with Swarovski with some stunning birding along the cape of Massachusetts. We are heading back home tomorrow with some more sightseeing along the way. This Piping Plover baby is just begging for a hilarious caption. Even if you aren’t up to the challenge, enjoy this digiscoped Piper!
While in Rhode Island we have started to see lots of Northern Mockingbirds. This was a life bird for Dakota, and a bird we seldom see in northern Illinois. Northern Mockingbird with earwig
It’s official, August is Roger Tory Peterson Month! In honor of one of the greatest birders and bird conservationists, we have made this declaration. Not only was Mr. Peterson a great ornithologist, he was a superb photographer, educator, and of course, field guide creator. This month we will be reviewing several books written or about