Codrington Lagoon, Antigua, by Ted Eubanks

A travel guide to Antigua for birders and conservationists. Part one of a four-part series.

What’s New at Swarovski? Pocket-sized Travel Bins

Just released: SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, a subsidiary of the Austrian based company announces the new CL Pocket binoculars. The new CL Pocket binoculars are the perfect binoculars for everyone who would like a pair of binoculars with excellent optical performance, a high level of viewing comfort coupled with a compact size, thanks to the folding bridge design.


Holy cow, The Biggest Week in American Birding has assembled an impressive team of bloggers to cover the event (a team I’m proud to be part of). Taken these combined efforts, I don’t think one aspect of this fun birding event is going to be missed. That means you can sit back and read and watch about the event from a variety of angles, even if you can’t make it in person. But we hope you will!

6 Reasons to Attend The Biggest Week in American Birding 2013

Prothonotary Warbler,

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a celebration of the epic spring migration in western Ohio lakefront and commences May  3 – 12th. Yours truly will be there, blogging the event in official capacity along with several other talented bird bloggers. The event is headquartered out of Maumee Bay State Park, a stone’s throw from… Read more

Travel Guide: Birding the Dark Continent of Africa


A great many birders visit Africa once and then realize they have seen only the tip of the iceberg. Even a single African country can need multiple visits. But what are the must-visit countries? In this series, tour leader Chris Lotz will answer this question, and provide a strategy for how to tackle this massive continent.

Review: Casa de San Pedro B & B Inn (SE Arizona)

View from our guest room through the courtyard and toward the Great Room. (© lkamms)

Let me cut to the chase. I can easily recommend Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast Inn to any traveler (birder or otherwise) visiting southeast Arizona. This hacienda, designed to evoke traditional architecture of Spain and Mexico, is a diamond in the rough, a sanctuary for tired, hot souls and a gracious provider of… Read more

Birding with guide George Alfred on the grounds of Belcampo Belize (as it is currently called).

Southern Belize is a good first stop in a tropical bird-watching tour. A few days in the rainforest with a good guide is likely to net you well over a hundred species. Time your visit to coincide with breeding and migration, which runs from February through March.

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