The current nCoV outbreak is still not contained and appears to be especially contagious.
The CDC recommendation is to avoid crowds and close contacts, which makes travel a choice that must be weighted.
How are birders reacting to this development? Tourism, which includes birders, is a massive...
Well, my trusty Canon 10x42L IS has an electrical failure.
After almost 10 years of reliable service, the on off switch has packed in.
It is aggravating to discover how much I use the stabilization feature. The optics are unchanged, it is still an excellent 10x42 glass, but without the IS it is...
A mass die off of Murres is being reported in Alaska.
Seems an eco catastrophe is happening and we are clueless. It may be...
Botach is selling a rather large and capable digiscope adapter for $19.99, down from $120.
It is extremely robust, all metal construction and well built, able to fit eyepieces up to 60mm in diameter. It comes with 2...
There is a large scale die off of Cassin's Auklets under way along the Pacific NorthWest coast.
Much warmer than usual Pacific waters along the coast for the past 2 years may have shifted...
This article from the AP:
states that wind farms in the US are killing substantial numbers of endangered raptors and that the penalties legally applicable are not getting...
The attached video shows falconers parasailing off Torrey Pines in Southern California.
I don't recognize the birds involved. Could someone please help identify them?
PS The video is well worth watching.
It has been noted in other threads that wild birds are routinely caught and resold in the captive bird trade in the UK and in the EEC.
This seems an invitation to abuse, even if there are some minimal regulations under the CITES treaty. The US has a blanket prohibition against the capture or...
I'm spending 10 days in northern Chile this October as part of a tour of the
telescope complexes there. As a birder, this seems like too good an opportunity to ignore. Any suggestions for species to look for as well as books or sites of special interest would be much appreciated.