We love to travel to find new birds and participate in a lot of bird counts. We also created a Guide to Birding Field Guides and host a collection of over 200 birding links from all over the globe.


While our main focus continues to be birds, we promote other areas of conservation as well. Conserving land not only benefits wildlife, but is hugely beneficial to people as well.

Year of the Young Birder

2013 is officially The Year of the Young Birder! We plan on spending the whole year promoting young birder clubs and sharing ideas on how to help student naturalists become lifelong conservationists.

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Review: The Unfeathered Bird

February 19, 2014 | No comment

The Unfeathered Bird Katrina van Grouw Princeton University Press My early anticipation of The Unfeathered Bird was that of a large book of beautiful works of art; a wonderful treat to page through in visual awe. The author’s background as “curator of the ornithological collections at London’s Natural History Museum” along with her expertise at […]

Review – Gardening For the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard

August 22, 2013 | 1 comment

Gardening for the Birds: How to Create a Bird-Friendly Backyard is a wonderful primer for birders who are just getting started with birdscaping (like us) to those who have an already birdy yard they wish to improve on. The book begins with the basic steps to planning a wildlife-friendly garden and covers what birds need […]

Review: Hummingbirds and Butterflies

July 29, 2013 | No comment

Hummingbirds and Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides/Bird Watcher’s Digest Backyard Bird Guides) provides a large amount of information from two of the nation’s backyard wildlife experts. Bill Thompson III and Connie Toops have teamed up to help backyard gardener’s enhance their landscape specifically for two of the most popular winged creatures around: hummingbirds and butterflies. The […]

Review of The Warbler Guide

June 25, 2013 | 1 comment

Warbler identification has often been a bane to new and experienced birders, albeit a colorful one. Many brightly colored males are easy enough to identify when provided a nice look. But good views are often not the norm and in the fall many warblers plumage becomes a much duller version of their spring counterparts. Mix […]

Review – The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book

April 17, 2013 | 2 comments

2013 is The Year of the Young Birder so the following book fits in perfectly with our goal of promoting young birders and outdoor enthusiasm. The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up by Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer is a great asset for coming up with […]

Review – Crossley ID Guide: Raptors – Turkey Vultures!

March 19, 2013 | No comment

  The following review of the Crossley ID Guide: Raptors is part of the Raptor Blog Tour. Make sure to check out all the really great articles about this superbly fine guide.   Turkey Vultures. Some people hate them because they are “ugly” or “gross”. But I think they are awesome. Sure, these birds urinate […]

Review – More Than Birds: Adventurous Lives of North American Naturalists

March 4, 2013 | 1 comment

More Than Birds: Adventurous Lives of North American Naturalists by Val Shushkewich, is a collection of life histories of the most important naturalists that have shaped modern-day ornithology and conservation. The collection starts with the early pioneers of bird study household names like Wilson and Audubon, and continues to todays expert naturalists Kaufman and Sibley. […]

Review of The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region & Western Region

February 14, 2013 | 2 comments

  Donald & Lillian Stokes have published new regional editions to their highly acclaimed The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America (available March 26, 2013). The books are split into western and eastern regions and are jam-packed with some of the best bird photography out there. These guides provide the most current […]

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