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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Biggest Week in American Birding – Imagine Art

May 16, 2014 | No comment

One of the best things about attending the Biggest Week in American Birding has to be all of the wonderful new people you meet. Sometimes, a person really touches your life. While working at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory‘s Information booth some of the Birdfreaks met an artist named Kami Brough. If you visited the […]

Bird Language With Jon Young Review

January 30, 2013 | No comment

Check out our review on Bird Language with Jon Young – How to Interpret the Behaviors and Patterns of Nature at Birding is Fun. This is our indoor cat Rajah enjoying the birds on the DVD. Note: you may need to hit refresh to view the video.

Review of Two Merrill Hiking/Winter Boots

January 12, 2012 | No comment

Just in time for the Christmas Bird Count season, Stacia and I received a pair of Merrell boots each from Natureshop. Stacia’s pair is the Merrell Taiga Buckle Waterproof. My pair is not “officially” in the winter boot category but is instead a hiking boot: the Merrell Refuge Core Mid Ventilator Waterproof. We both wore […]

The Birds of Skyrim

December 14, 2011 | 7 comments

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the fifth video game in the Elder Scrolls series from Bethesda Softworks. It is an epic adventure and an open-ended game of exploration. We find it both beautiful and entertaining and have been having fun playing it since it came out 11-11-11. Skyrim is a large land full of forest, […]

Review of The Big Year Movie

October 25, 2011 | 1 comment

Stacia and I saw The Big Year movie on opening night, Friday, October 14th, 2011. This movie had received a lot of hype from birders across the country and we were excited to see it. Here is our joint review from a new birder and the self-proclaimed “birdfreak”. NOTICE: There are no spoilers so you’re […]

Review of Princeton Field Guides Mammals of North America App

September 14, 2011 | 2 comments

The following is a review of the Mammals of North America app which is the companion to the wonderful Princeton Field Guides – Mammals of North America [review]. Screenshots are from my aging iPhone 3G that still works adequately. When you first load the app you are given several choices in how to find a […]

Skechers 500 Mile Mark Update

August 29, 2011 | No comment

It has been over 6 months since I started walking and hiking with my Skechers Shape-ups AT Diamondback Trail and I have surpassed the 500 mile mark. These shoes have been abused, covering all types of terrain and activities. I have played full court basketball in them, ran several miles, and walked through mud, water, […]

Review of Icebreaker Hiking Wear From Natureshop Clothing

June 29, 2011 | No comment

I was recently contacted by Natureshop in New Zealand to review some of their Icebreaker hiking clothing. Here is what I think. L to R: GT Run Tracer Pant, SS Sprint Crewe shirt, and Hike + Mid Crewe socks Icebreaker GT Technical 200 – SS Sprint Crewe shirt At first I was worried about the […]

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