Category Archives of : Birding

Birding in Ecuador’s Tandayapa Valley & High Andes (Slideshow)

What can I say, Birding in Ecuador was crazy good. There were new, amazing birds around every bend. It was like being followed from dawn to dusk by a caravan of delivery trucks that would dump out new lifers and new families every few hundred yards. Here is a travelogue of our trip  captured in photos. Click […]

Video of Birds of Ecuador (Birding Adventures)

Video of Birds of Ecuador (Birding Adventures)

Prepare to be enchanted by this video of the Birds of Ecuador, produced by Birding Adventures during our recent trip to Tandayapa Valley on the western slope. Follow BATV on Facebook for more sneak peeks.

My next Birding Adventure is….”Birding Adventures TV”

By the time you read this, I’ll be either 1) rubbing my eyes at 4 am for a morning of filming in the Tandayapa Valley of Ecuador. 2) falling onto my knees with awe at a the sight of yet another radiant tanager 3) sedating myself with pico sours in order to quell this thing […]

Who Are The Next “Great” Birders?

The next era of birding will be ushered in by a new crop of great birders. Who will they be? I wrote this post a few months ago but chewed on it a while after sharing it with a few friends, birders, and members of the ABA board. After reading so many good opinions on […]

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 […]

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 […]