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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.

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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 […]

Latest Project: Web 2.0-friendly WordPress Installation

Latest Project: Web 2.0-friendly WordPress Installation

I am pleased to report the launch of my latest web project for a birding tour company. This was a fantastic collaboration between my web team (Katherine Koch, lead designer and Bill Klingensmith, Rob Mauer, and Sean Koch) and the owners of Tropical Birding (a birding tour company based in Quito, Ecuador). The result is […]

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Baltimore’s Inner Harbor: The National Aquarium

Marine life was a big theme for our boys (ages 10 and 8) this spring, so we decided to build an overnight stay around the National Aquarium in Baltimore, which anchors the bustling Inner Harbor. (Read here for an overview of our trip). Rated the #1 US Aquarium in 2006 by Conde Nast, the National […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]