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How to Pick a Birding Festival

How to Pick a Birding Festival

Whether you're brand new to birding or you plan your travel around your life list, birding festivals can be a great way to get excited about the coming year. 

But with hundreds of birding festivals to choose from, it can be a daunting task to narrow down your options. 

Here are some tips to shorten your search and ease the planning process:

Birding with Technology: Q&A with David Sibley

Birding with Technology: Q&A with David Sibley

Ornithologist David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds and illustrator for our Song Sleuth app, is widely considered to be one of the foremost authorities on North American birds.

While he collaborated with us, providing the beautiful artwork featured in our app, we decided to ask him about what he thought of technical birding tools, the future of birding, and whether or not he thinks he could outperform Song Sleuth (of course he can). 

Q: As a kid, what was the most meaningful piece of gear for you as a birder?

David Sibley: The most meaningful, for me, was my sketchbook. Sketching is how i really engage with birds. Just going out searching and watching is rewarding and fun, but my most memorable and satisfying experiences involve drawing.

Gear up for Global Big Day 2017!

Gear up for Global Big Day 2017!

May is when the birds return to much of the United States and Canada. This Saturday, May 13, 2017, birders around the world will be counting and documenting bird sightings as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Global Big Day event. The event is not just for birding enthusiasts, anyone can participate and count birds from any location.

"One of the great things about birding is that you can always find a bird nearby no matter where you are,” said Sherwood Snyder, birding enthusiast and director of product management here at Wildlife Acoustics. “Birding is a very accessible hobby. Depending on your schedule, you can spend fifteen minutes or many hours searching for and observing birds. I never leave home without binoculars!”

Sherwood has a few recommendations for those interested in participating in the Global Big Day or for anyone who would like to get more involved in birding. 

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