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Best Bird Watching in Atlantic Canada: Visit Keji Park, NB Coast, and PEI Beaches to Watch Birds, Wildlife

Binoculars in-hand, the national parks in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI offer excellent birdwatching vacations. Hiking trails and beach access allow visitors to enter...

Birdingpal Offers Travelers Local Avian Insight: Instead of a Guided Birding Tour Connect with a Fellow Birdwatcher

Birdingpal provides birdwatching contacts in countries around the world. For travel companions not interested in birds, the local knowledge of the Birdingpal can turn the...

Galloway Red Kite Trail: Watch Rare Birds of Prey in South West Scotland

The red kite was once a familiar scavenging bird in the British Isles. It is known to have been common in the streets of Tudor...

Functional Birdhouses: Bird Houses that Birds Will Live In

Bird houses are a great way to add character and charm to your backyard or garden. Whether a series of colorful birdhouses arranged on a...

How to Keep Squirrels Off Bird Food: Spicy New Weapon in Eternal Fight between Gardeners and Squirrels

They are furry, cute and have shiny big eyes – however, squirrels are the animals every bird-feeding gardener loves to hate. There is hardly a...

Preschool Science Lesson: Bird Watching

Most preschoolers have a love for the birds that are both near them, meaning the ones they see everyday, and those they only see in...

A Guide to Birds and Birding Sites in and Around Mazatlan, Mexico

With roughly 1,000 species of birds, Mexico is a birder's paradise. It borders the Sea of Cortez, the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, with jungles,...

Birding El Esterito in San Carlos, Mexico: Estuary Trail to Algodones Beach Yields High Bird Count in Sonora

From a bird-watching perspective, the twin communities of Guaymas and San Carlos are almost ideal. Open ocean beaches blend with rugged desert mountains, and the...

Birding the Paradiso Resort, San Carlos, Mexico: Hotel Grounds on the Sea of Cortez are a Paradise for Bird-watchers

Just 260 miles south of the Arizona border, San Carlos lies on the Sea of Cortez in a stunning combination of mountains, desert, cliffs, bays,...

Birding Mazatlan, Mexico's Emerald Bay Road: Suburban Resort's Road to Estero La Escopama Is Rich With Bird Life

Oceanside resort communities such as Mazatlan, San Blas, Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo have long attracted sun-seeking tourists from North America. Increasingly, birders from Canada and...

Birding La Bajada Near San Blas, Mexico: Coastal Mountain Area in Nayarit Offers More Than 100 Species

The San Blas area offers a wide spectrum of birding opportunities, from ocean shorebirds to inland estuary birds, and from foothill plantation birds to higher...

Birding La Manzanilla Near Manzanillo, Mexico: Beach Village 50 Miles From Busy Manzanillo Offers Great Birding

Manzanillo, in the state of Jalisco, and on the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, combines busy commercial port activity with more...

Winter Birding Around Patzcuaro, Mexico: Popular Tourist Destination in Michoacan is Good for Birding, Too

Patzcuaro sees many tourists, especially around the Day of the Dead celebration on November 1. Visiting birders would be well advised to pack their binoculars,...

Winter Birding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Colonial City in Guanajuato Highlands is Worthwhile Birding Trip

San Miguel, one of several beautiful highland colonial cities in central Mexico, is some six thousand feet above sea level. With cobblestoned streets, pastel painted...

Birding San Pablo Etla Near Oaxaca, Mexico: Discover Great Birding Just 10 Miles From Popular Tourist City

The state of Oaxaca is known to have more than 800 species of birds, many of which can be found in and near the capital...

Birding Mexico's El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary: Migrating Monarchs are Only One Reason to Visit Michoacan Preserve

Each fall, the miraculous migration of Monarchs brings millions of these butterflies to the high elevation Oyamel fir forests of central Mexico. They arrive in...

Essential and Useful Gear for Birding Mexico: A Checklist of Items to Insure a Rewarding Mexican Birding Trip

Whether you plan to bird on your own or join a professionally-led group, your trip will be more satisfying with careful planning. When birding far...

Birding Southwest New Mexico: Birding the American Southwest on a Budget

This trip was made during July, when the sun sets around 8:30 pm in New Mexico, and temperatures range from the low eighties to upper...

Habitats and Birds of Southwest New Mexico: Birding the American Southwest

These descriptions accompany the trip outlined in Birding Southwest New Mexico. A brief description of habitat followed by birds likely to be seen accompanies each...

Kingfisher Watching at Kingsbury Water Park: An Afternoon of Birding in the West Midlands, UK

There are a number of bird hides around Kingsbury Water Park in the West Midlands. The Park is approached by a narrow track, passing both...

Arid Zone Birding in Outback Australia

Sturt National Park is one of many areas in the arid zone that are experiencing a boost from last year’s torrential rains in the north...

Bird Watching Guide to the Kaipara Harbour - Northern Section

Manukapua is one of the two largest wader sites on the Kaipara Harbour, making it an important summer feeding site for thousands of migratory waders...

Bird watching around Auckland

There are many opportunities for bird watching around the city of Auckland. Self-drive day trips from the city centre offer many choices to the keen...

Bird Watching Around Brisbane

Once your appetite for Brisbane’s cultural attractions and shopping is satisfied, it’s a good time to take a break in the surrounding countryside and get...

Bird Watching Round the Shores of Otago Harbour, New Zealand

From rocky shoreline to sandy beaches to grassland, the area round Otago Harbour, in the south-east of the South Island of New Zealand, provides a...

Bird Watching in British Columbia

With it's lengthy list of bird varieties, British Columbia is a hotbed for bird watchers. Avian Alert! After gardening, bird watching is one of the...

The Scottish Seabird Centre: Watch the Wildlife of Scotlnd's Forth Islands from North Berwick

Sitting at North Berwick harbour in East Lothian the Scottish Seabird Centre allows an opportunity to get up really close to Britain’s seabirds without putting...

Ardnamurchan Eagle Watch Project: Scottish Golden Eagle Viewing in the Western Highlands

Now birdwatchers in Scotland can have a chance to see one of the country’s rarest birds with the aid of modern close circuit television technology....

Bird Watching Acadia National Park: Fall Hawk Migration, Seabirds and Woodland Species in Maine

Hawk Migration A trip to Maine’s Acadia National Park during the fall should include a visit to Cadillac Mountain where it is possible to see...

About the Dark-Eyed Junco: Information and Facts on the Junco

The Dark-eyed Junco is a very distinctive bird and is one of the most familiar birds in Ontario. Ranging in size from 14-17 centimeters the...

The Mourning Dove: Birds of the Pigeon Family

The mournful cry of the Mourning Dove can be heard in many areas of Ontario especially in the central region where this unique bird is...

Binoculars for hunters - Important features and requirements you must know about

For a long time, hunters have been among the most demanding customers when it comes to binoculars. After all, binoculars for hunting must meet a...

How to Look Through Binoculars with Glasses : A Must Read Guide

Many people today are dependent on Glasses . Wearing a visual aid, however, causes certain impairments in many other aspects. The use of binoculars, for...

The right tripod for binoculars - What do you need to know?

To keep the binoculars stable, you need the right binocular tripod. There are a few things to consider when buying - from maximum weight to...

Is Night Vision In Hunting Ethical?

The night vision device meets with divided opinions among hunters. Praised to heaven by some, demonized by others and considered unethical. What is certain, however,...

Thermal Imaging and night vision technology - Testing, comparing and differences

Night vision and Thermal Imaging  devices are different techniques, for both there are advantages and disadvantages. Our team wrote a great article where it goes...

Everything You Need To Know About Thermal vision: monoculars, binoculars and scopes

Here is a complete guide that will answer all your questions if you are thinking of buying a monocular, binocular or thermal viewfinder for hunting....

What to Consider When Buying Binoculars

Did this happen to you? You were thinking of buying some binoculars and, when it came down to it, you didn't know which ones to...

Binoculars vs Telescope - A to Z Guide

Taking the first steps in astronomy is never easy. That's why we are going to try to make it easier for you and to clarify...

What are night scopes and how do they work?

The main purpose of night vision goggles is to allow their users to see without being seen in situations of absolute darkness.  On a technological...

Reviewing Three of the Best Hummingbird Feeders: Some Feeders are Better than Others, for the Birds and the Providers

Hummingbird feeders come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Those that are designed to meet the needs of both the birds and the people...

Bird Feeders to Make With Kids: Winter Ornaments that Feed the Birds

Watching the birds flitting to and from a bird feeder is a fun experience that is both relaxing and exciting. Children enjoy watching the ways...

Easy Crafts for Kids in Springtime - Bird Feeders and Nest Stuff

Great craft ideas for kids result in such a rewarding experience and it teaches the child something they hadn’t known before. Sometimes with craft projects...

Wild Bird Feeding and Care: Innovative Ways to Help Our Feathered Friends

Feeding and watching wild birds is fun and can mean the difference between life and death for the birds. Most of the time, birds fend...

Feeding British Garden Birds: UK Garden Wild Bird Feeding and Nest Boxes

Attracting birds to a garden is easy. The key to success is understanding their needs, and meeting them. Like any wild creature, birds need food,...

Feeding British Garden Birds in Winter

Birds are warm-blooded creatures like us, so they need to feed regularly to keep their body temperature up in cold conditions. Most of the time...

Make Your Own Suet Feeder: An Attractive and Inexpensive Way to Offer Suet to Birds

Most people who feed the birds hang a suet feeder, particularly if they live in a region where the winters are cold. Cakes and balls...

Types of Bird Feeders: What Wild Birds Will a Variety of Bird Food Attract?

How bird feeders attract wild birds is important to understand when enticing wild birds to a garden. Not all of our feathered friends like to...

Making Bird Feeders: Easy Ways to Feed Birds Outside the Window

In the winter, when birds are foraging for seeds on the ground, they are always interested in free meals. During this time of year, they...

Which Kind of Hummingbird Feeder is Best? A Variety of Feeders are Available, but Some are Better than Others

A visit to any bird supply shop or lawn and garden store can be confusing to anyone shopping for hummingbird feeders. Dozens of choices are...

What is the Best Birdfeeder for What Bird?: How to Choose a Good Feeder for Particular Birds

There are various types of birdfeeders including the hopper, tube, window, thistle, tray, suet, peanut, fruit and nectar feeders. Two websites have excellent illustrations of...

Feeding Birds Mealworms: Help Young Birds in the Nest Survive with Mealworms

Songbird nestlings tend to be helpless and dependent on the food their parents bring while they are confined to the nest. This means the nestling...

Merganser Feeding Frenzies: Unusually Active Foraging by Red-breasted Mergansers

Narrow, ice free bodies of water are great places to observe birds in the winter as they sometimes contain hundreds to thousands of birds. Red-breasted...

Hand Feeding Unweaned Baby Parrots: The Dangers of Weaning Parrots from Pet Stores or Bird Mills

Buying unweaned parrots is, quite frankly, often a disaster. Hand feeding a parrot is both time-consuming and exacting. Even experienced breeders occasionally make hand feeding...

Hand-Feeding Baby Birds: Taming a Newborn Bird By Using an Eye Dropper and Feeding Powder

If you are thinking of breeding birds for adoption to a loving home, the first step in hand taming is hand-feeding. Savvy potential owners will...

Pet Cockatiel Parrot Birds - How to Care For, Train, and Feed

Cockatiels are members of the cockatoo family. They are considered to be a parrot, as they have a curved hookbill and zygodactl feet. Cockatiels are...

Becoming a Bird Aficionado: Care and Feeding Tips

People in urban environments often live in places, such as apartments, where pets like dogs or cats aren't allowed. For those who still want to...

How to Make a Bunting Bird Feeder: Create a Welcoming Wild Bird Habitat

Bird lover Alvin New of Lakeport, Florida, watches hundreds of beautifully colored finches eat wild seeds from his homemade bird feeder every year. The painted...

Where are the Best Places to Hang Hummingbird Feeders?

Hummingbirds are readily attracted to home feeders, giving birders close-up views of these incredible flying jewels. The right type of feeders, number of stations and...

Bird Feeder Maintenance

Keeping a bird feeder full is not crucial to the survival of backyard birds. Birds do not become dependent on feeders and will find other...

Bird Feeder Suet Recipe for Woodpeckers: Make Suet Cakes to Attract Woodpeckers to Feeders

It is not hard to make suet cakes for woodpeckers at home. These birds prefer nuts, large seeds, and corn in suet, but they will...

Spring Bird Watching on Cape Cod: Migration Highlights: Shorebirds, Songbirds, Seabirds and Raptors

Although mid summer through fall is traditionally the best time for birding on Cape Cod, spring offers plenty of birds and fewer people. Starting from...

The Canada Goose: Facts and figures on one of Ontario's most elegant birds

The Canada Goose is one of the most elegant and familiar birds in Ontario, but in past years it has experienced many dangers, including near...

How to Attract Birds: Tips for Creating a Bird Sanctuary

Benefits of Attracting Birds Educational family hobby---Bird watching is a fascinating hobby not only for adults, but for kids. Just by setting up a few...

Autumn Bird Songs: Who is Singing in October

Birds do not sing as often in autumn as in spring, nor are their songs as varied. But they sing, nonetheless. As in the spring,...

How to Listen to Bird Songs: Birding by Ear to Increase Your Bird Watching Pleasure

Although there is a lot to be said for identifying birds by their color, shape, size or behavior, learning birds’ songs gives you an in-depth...

A Guide to Start Bird Watching: Advice to Novice Birders on Binoculars, Bird Guides and Looking

Though many people would admit to enjoying a good nature documentary, most would not take that next step of watching the natural world themselves. You...

What You Need to Do to Watch Birds: Additional Information on What Details to Note When Learning to Bird

With birding, just like any new hobby, it is easy to jump in too fast and get frustrated. You must realize that watching birds takes...

Where to Watch Birds on Cape May, New Jersey: View Rare and Endangered Migrating Bird Species on the US East Coast

Spring and fall migration are the peak times to visit the Cape May area but bird watching can be good year round. The New Jersey...

Pacific Bird Watching in Kiribati

Pacific Bird watching in Kiribati Despite recent declines, Christmas Island, (or Kiritimati), still has the highest species diversity and largest bird population of any oceanic...

Bird Watching Holidays in Alderney, Channel Islands

Alderney is the most northerly and third largest of all the Channel Islands, visible on a clear day from the north of Guernsey. The island...

Smithsonian Handbooks Bird Guides: An Overview of the Popular Birdwatching Books

The Smithsonian Handbooks series of birdwatching guides contains books for several regions. Specifically, Birds of Florida, Birds of North America: West, Birds of North America:...

Wildlife Sightseeing and Bird Watching in Costa Rica

The most enjoyable part of a trip to Costa Rica comes from viewing the delightful variety of birds and wildlife. Wildlife abounds in Costa Rica....

Bird-Watching in Mexico City: A Trip to Parque Ecológico de Xochimilco

The authors of a recent guide for Mexican birds, del Olmo and Roldán, propose that bird-watching in Mexico City is productive because it incorporates three...

Birdwatching on the Danube Delta: Responsible Tourism Opportunities in Romania

Romania has so much to offer the tourist who is willing to explore its ways and appreciate its slow-moving and peaceful countryside. The Danube Delta...

Bird Watching in Copan: Macaw Mountain – Copan, Honduras

Copan is famous for its awe-inspiring Mayan Ruins. But did you know that Copan also has Macaw Mountain, a 10-acre Bird Park and Nature Reserve...

Bird Watching in Toronto: Tommy Thompson Park

Minutes from the hub of the city of Toronto, is a park that is well-known for its proliferation of bird species. Tommy Thompson Park started...

Bird Watching Along the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail

Along the designated Scenic Highways and Byways that make up the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail, there are 184 designated stops for birdwatchers to enjoy. Birding...

Where to See Baby Pigeons: Why Don’t We See Young Pigeons in the City?

City pigeons are feral pigeons, the descendants of Eurasian Rock Doves (Columba livia) that were domesticated and then escaped back to the wild. In their...

Understand the different types of salon chair

Do you own a salon and is in search for some quality salon chairs? If so, then it can be a tedious task as the...

Methods for A Best Patio Terrace Plan

Every success of your construction tremendously relies in the perfect program. Having yet another patio deck within your backyard or entry requires several preparation just...

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Neighbour Borrow Your Lawn Mower

People usually mow lawns whenever the grass gets or begins to get too tall. They'll even mow the grass in the middle of December if...

Old Fashioned Push Lawn Mowers: Environmentally Safe

Still using a lawn mower that is powered by gas? If it's a riding mower or a push mower that consumes the costly stuff then...

What to Consider when Buying a New Lawn Mower

Prior to purchasing a lawn mower take some time to consider which sort of mower would be particularly good for you and your lawn. The...

Avoid Lawn Mower Repair Shop with These DIY Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

My husband is the friendly neighbourhood lawn mower repairman. His repair business booms in early spring when homeowners get their lawn mowers out from winter...

No-Grass Landscape Ideas

Some people hate to mow, yet they still want an attractive and green landscape. Having a grass-less yard or a green yard are not mutually...

Official Lawn Mower Racing

Do you ever get bored riding your mower 'round and 'round your yard week after week? I must admit, sometimes I did. Until I got...

Five Tips for Using a Lawn Mower Blade Sharpener

Dull blades will rip grass blades instead of cutting them cleanly. Therefore, you will need to keep the blade sharp by using a lawn mower...

A Simple Guide to Sharpening a Mulching Mower Blade

Cutting your grass can be a hassle in the summer because of the heat and humidity and large amounts of rain. Cutting your grass can...

When to Put Up or Take Down Hummingbird Feeders

About 340 species of hummingbirds live throughout North and South America. Most of them live in the tropics, while others live in places with cold...

Hummingbird Feeders: How to Feed these Interesting Birds

Zip-p-p-p Zoom! Hey! What was that? A tiny iridescent hummingbird zooms past on his way for a sip of man made nectar at a feeder....

Make a Simple Bird Feeder: Easy Nature Craft for Kids

During the winter months, birds often have a hard time finding food. Creating a bird feeder is a wonderful way to feed the feathered friends...

Hand Feeding Wild Chickadees: This Common North American Backyard Bird Will Eat From Human Hands

Chickadees commonly visit backyard feeders in North America. They travel in small flocks and often fly close to humans. When they are very used to having...

Make A Recycled Bird Feeder: Identify the Garden Birds visiting your home-made Bird Cantine

To make a recycled Bird feeder You Will Need: Clean yoghurt pots or other plastic container Strong string Lard or suet fat Good quality birdseed...

Choosing a Hummingbird Feeder — Types, Colors and Design

Which hummingbird feeder will attract the most hummingbirds? Find out how to invite as many hummingbirds as possible to your backyard.  Pet stores present you...

How To Clean A Birdfeeder: Seed Feeder Hygiene Minimizes Disease in Wild Birds

Dismantling the feeder If a bird feeder is due for cleaning, it is best to let the birds eat the seed without topping up so...

Sandhills Hornets Drink Sap That Feeds Other Insects and Birds

Sandhill hornets (Dolichovespula arenaria), large black and yellow wasps related to yellow jackets (genus Vespula) and bald-faced hornets (Dolichovespula maculata), have similar behaviors and feeding habits....

Best Location for a Hummingbird Feeder

So you already have the right type of hummingbird feeder. You might even have made the hummingbird feeder and the sugar solution yourself. And you are doing a good job keeping...

Troubleshooting Hummingbird Feeder Problems

Dealing with territorial male hummingbirds, window strikes, ants, bees and dirty feeders. Hummingbirds eat 90 percent plant nectar and ten percent of insects for protein,...

Feeding House Sparrows from a Balcony in Winter: Encouraging Birds to Visit in Urban Centers During the Cold Months

Because House Sparrows are common to urban centers, foraging around parking lots and buildings, it is possible to attract them to a balcony to feed....

Best Spotting Scope for the Money

Good spotting scopes can range in the hundreds if not thousands of dollars! However, some budget-friendly spotting scopes perform just as well as the more...

Best Spotting Scope for Target Shooting

Are you looking for the best spotting scope for target shooting? Check out our guide and find the right pick for your needs!

How to Keep Squirrels out of Bird Feeders

Squirrels love to play around and eat from bird feeders. There are many effective ways to keep them away from your bird feeders. Learn some...

How to Zero in Your Night Vision Rifle Scope

Learning how to zero properly can elevate your shooting experiences to the next level. There are a few ways to zero in your optics and...

Are Night Vision Rifle Scopes Legal in California?

Night vision and thermal devices are legal to possess and use in the United States, except for California. There are laws that forbid the use...

How to Mount a GoPro on a Tripod

Learn how to mount your GoPro camera effectively on a tripod. A GoPro tripod provides incredible flexibility and stability for your shots.

How to Use an Iphone Tripod for Vlogging

You can create beautiful vlogging content with your iPhone but you will absolutely need an excellent tripod to keep your footage from shaking that can...

Best Spotting Scope Tripod Under 100$

Looking for a good-quality tripod for your spotting scope that doesn't break the bank, check out our top budget-friendly spotting scope tripod recommendation that costs...

How Does Night Vision Work?

Ever wondered how night vision works and if it works the way we see it in movies? Find out in our guide!

Can a Spotting Scope Be Used as a Telescope?

There are a few fundamental differences between telescopes and spotting scopes, but they do have some similarities. Can they be used interchangeably? Click here to...

Can Night Vision Binoculars Be Used in Daylight?

Night vision devices are intended to be used at night, but can they also be used during the daytime. Find out here if you can!...

What Night Vision Scope Does the Military Use?

While night vision optics are not just available to the military and law enforcement, they are consumed by the general public! The military, however, uses...

How to Mount a Spotting Scope on a Tripod

Learn how to mount your spotting scope on your tripod for optimal viewing or target shooting in the guide!

Where to Hang Your Bird Feeder

Setting up bird feeders in your backyard can be fun! But you do want to hang your feeders in a comfortable and safe location for...

How to Clean a Bird Feeder

Cleaning your bird feeders and the areas around it is important to keep a clean and healthy feeding environment for your visiting birds. Here are...

What's the Best Food to Put in Bird Feeders?

Just got a bird feeder and you're excited about feeding birds, but don't know what's the best seeds and nuts for your birds! Find out...

What's the Purpose of a Spotting Scope Tripod?

Tripods for spotting scopes serve an essential purpose by providing a stable base for your scope on all surfaces. Find out more about spotting scope...

Are Spotting Scope Tripods Universal?

Can you use a regular camera tripod for your spotting scope? Read my article to find out!

How to Find the Right Tripod for Your Spotting Scope

There are many different types of spotting scopes tripod on the market, but with so many choices, how do you know which one is the...

How to Choose the Right Tripod for Your Height

Thinking of purchasing a tripod online but unsure if the maximum extended height will be comfortable for you. Find out what maximum tripod height is...