Writer, Blogger, Digital Strategist

Next stop: Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

This weekend the family embarks on a walking tour of Baltimore Inner Harbor. Our first stop will be the National Aquarium where where we can ogle fish, sharks, and other sea creatures. The kids will go nuts over the Dolphin Encounter and the Immersion Theatre, which combines 3-D film with real-life sensory effects like mist […]

Bicknell'sThrush (with food) Credit Bryan Pfeiffer

Hamilton County Birding Festival Kicks off June 18

You already know I love the Adironacks. And you know the bird watching is great in the Adirondacks. Now let me give you a reason to VISIT the Adirondacks this month BEFORE breeding season wraps up. In the Southwestern Adirondacks, the 6th Annual Hamilton County Birding Festival kicks off June 18-20 in the towns of […]

Park Motel and Cabins of Tupper Lake

Park Motel and Cabins in Tupper Lake, New York

Our Adirondack adventures took us to the town of Tupper Lake on Sunday night, Tupper is a perfect jumping off point to reach the boreal birds and Spruce Grouse located at Massawepie Mire, located about 15-20 minutes west on NY 3. It’s also just moments away from The Wild Center, a Natural History Museum of […]

The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

The 2010 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration will be held June 4-6 at the Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center in Paul Smiths. The weekend features birding trips, lectures, workshop and the popular Teddy Roosevelt Birding Challenge. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Peter Marra, a terrestrial animal ecologist at Smithsonian Institution. For more […]

The Backyard: Bach or Beethoven for Bluebirds?

The Backyard: Bach or Beethoven for Bluebirds?

We know that birds are auditory creatures. We know a female selects her mate based on the quality of his song. We know that when we go into the woods and play birdsongs on our iPods, birds will come investigate. But will they sing to classical music? Well, this little story unfolded in my mother’s […]

Weekend Feeder Birds

Weekend Feeder Birds

Despite the sometimes cold/rainy weather, last weekend offered several good birding opportunities, both in the backyard and in swampy woods. My mom’s feeders are as busy as Starbucks on Times Square, with the antics of at least two or three feeder birds in view at one time. Mom also has a pair of nesting bluebirds. […]

Rochester Birding Association Digital Birding App Presentation

Thanks to all the local Rochesterians who came out to Brighton Town Hall to hear me wax on about technology and mobile birding applications last night. A decent-sized crowd listened to my evangelical ravings about smartphone technology as it applies to the pursuit of birding. Toward the end, things got a little crazy when I […]

Presentation on Mobile Apps at Rochester Birding Association

It’s official. I’m presenting a talk on digital revolution of birding/mobile birding apps at next week’s Rochester Birding Association monthly meeting on April 8 at 7:30 pm (Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY). My talk expands on articles on mobile apps that I’ve recently written for Birder’s World, Birding, and iPhone Life. I will […]