The rewards of birding

by Gunnar Engblom December 28, 2012
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9000 birds on his list! How do you measure your success as a birder?  How do you get recognition of other birders and non-birders? Is there some sort of measurement to quantify the experience? The easiest way, is to keep track of how many birds you had seen. The number allows you to compare yourself with other […]

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Digital photography – nature watching revolution.

by Gunnar Engblom December 22, 2012
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In the 6th Birding 101 intro post digital photography is presented as the catalyst which will make nature watching around the world massive. It is already happening.

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Why birds?

by Gunnar Engblom November 6, 2012
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How to start birding – intro 5. Why birds? While digital photography allows us to shoot all types of nature and it is in fact easier to shoot bugs and plants than birds, it is still birds which stand out as most popular among nature watching.  Perhaps because it is possible to put a name on […]

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Birding is easy. It is massive. Intro 4.

by Gunnar Engblom September 18, 2012
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Birding is easy. It is massive. The new type of birdwatching and naturewatching which concentrates on sharing photos on social media and learning as you go along, has the potential to become very popular and mainstream. In a way it already is. But there is little direction. It is also necessary for the existing (old […]

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How to start birding. Intro 3.

by Gunnar Engblom September 12, 2012
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How to inspire a kid to get interested in birds and nature. Say you have kids and you really would like them to become more interested in nature, but they are more into to TV and computer games.  You are tearing your hair with the potato couch kid. You read some manuals about birding, which […]

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How to start birding. Intro 2.

by Gunnar Engblom September 11, 2012
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It used to be so hard Before you had to buy a field guide, buy binoculars and join organized bird walks with experienced guides to get started. But as soon as you were left on your own you’d be totally lost. You would never be sure of identification if you did not have a mentor […]

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How to start birding? Intro1.

by Gunnar Engblom September 7, 2012
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Old school birding vs birding in the digital age. Don’t listen to the old school to in for of birding! You don’t need a field guide, you don’t need a mentor to guide you and you don’t even need binoculars to start birding. You just need a point and shoot camera and an internet connection to get started. […]

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