Many people start looking at birds in their backyards. The process of going beyond just feeding the birds to actually watching them and learn what they are, as well as get familiar with their habits, is what takes the bird-feeder to the next level to become a bird-watcher. Some, especially today in the digital camera age, also become bird photographers in the process. Millions of people go through this process every year. Glen Apseloff of Ohio describes the process in a lovely new book called Backyard Birds -Looking Through the Glass.


Birding with a Point & Shoot Camera.

by Stephen Ingraham on January 15, 2013

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Once upon a time, $25,000 and 35 pounds. Once upon a time, oh, about 5 years ago, if you wanted to take satisfying photos of birds, you invested about $25,000 in equipment, which weighed about 35 pounds including a tripod or two, and you spent a lot of time in the field learning enough about […]


The rewards of birding

Wallace's Fruit-Dove. Mehd Halaouate

by Gunnar Engblom on December 28, 2012

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 […]


Digital photography – nature watching revolution.

Digital photography.

by Gunnar Engblom on December 22, 2012

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.


How to start birding. Intro 3.

Canon Powershot SX40

by Gunnar Engblom on September 12, 2012

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 […]