Posts Tagged ‘Leica’

Canopy Tower – Pure Panama Magic

Panama's Canopy Tower

Day one of the amazingly well-received Leica / Eagle Optics tour to Panama’s Canopy Tower. Athena makes 12 new friends and enjoys many new wildlife species along the way.

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Leica Boosts the Highest Peregrine Count

Group BINs semicircle FKH n falcons

With yet another world record for the highest count of “Falco peregrinus” during a single count season, the Florida Keys Hawkwatch continues securing its place as the Peregrine Falcon Migration Capital of the World. Every fall season, hawkwatchers flock to the southernmost chain of islands along the Atlantic Flyway to participate in the Florida Keys Hawkwatch (FKH), a [...]

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2nd ABA Record of Collared Plover in Texas


Living in the Rio Grande Valley has its summertime perks, despite the 105 degree weather, as Tiffany Kersten explains. On August 2nd, Dan Jones found the second ABA record of Collared Plover. Read all about it!

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Slowing Down. Gerri and I joining the hundreds of other migrants – avian and human – at Magee Marsh.

What is Neil Hayward up to since his Accidental Big Year? Well, we caught up with him at The Biggest Week in American Birding in Ohio last month and he’s still out there beating the bushes and finding great birds, albeit without the rabid intensity of a year-long birding competition. Neil took Athena for a spin around Magee Marsh to help capture a few more birds for her life list. Read on for his full account!

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ABA Convention – Corpus Christi

Scarlet Tanager - Leica V-lux 4 camera, Corpus Christi, TX, April 25, 2014

Catch up on the progress of Athena the Wandering Ultravid’s historic big year run and see some of the amazing highlights enjoyed at last week’s ABA Convention in Corpus Christi, TX!

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Athena’s update from the field – Godwit Days

Surfbird digiscoped at Godwit Days

Check up with Athena our Wandering Ultravid partway through the Godwit Days Festival in Arcata, CA!

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Wordless Wednesday


Mountain Chickadee, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 26 January 2014. Photo by Bill Schmoker, Leica Birding Team

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The Chicken Run!


A big thanks to Jeffrey Gordon, President of the American Birding Association who carried Athena our Wandering Ultravid this past week throughout Colorado in search of the fabled Gallinaceous birds that breed in the state. While still snowy at times, at this time of year these birds are doing their amazing displays on their leks, large [...]

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Wordless Wednesday


Common Raven showing off its gleaming black plumage in fresh snow, Lafayette, Colorado, 8 February 2014. Photo by Bill Schmoker.

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Weekend Rendezvous: Southeast Arizona

Flock of Sandhill Cranes, Whitewater Draw WMA

Tiffany Kersten takes us on a bird-filled adventure in this great travelogue from Southeast Arizona. Warning: reading this might cause you to spontaneously book a birding excursion (and we wouldn’t blame you)

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Wordless Wednesday


Young birders joined by David La Puma, Jeff Gordon, Bill Stewart, and Glenn Davis at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware during the 2014 American Birding Association Camp Avocet. Photo by Bill Schmoker, Leica Birding Team

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Wordless Wednesday

© Bill Schmoker, Leica Birding Team

Adult Bald Eagle surveying its domain beneath Longs Peak in Boulder County, Colorado, 2 Feb. 2014. Photo by Bill Schmoker, Leica Birding Team.

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Observing Plovers in Florida

adult male "Florida" Snowy Plover - Leica digiscoped image 2/16/14

Notes from field study of the “ringed” plover group from the gulf coast of Florida, and subsequent research at home reveals some curious mysteries.

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Travis on the plane

By Neil Hayward, Accidental Big Year birder. I’m at the UPS store in Anchorage. Scott Schuette is dropping me off.  It’s cold and I have no idea where I’m going. Again. This whole year I’ve been passed from birder to birder. It’s been fun! I’ve seen some amazing birds and met some pretty cool birders. [...]

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Major Peregrinations

Summary of Travis's recent travel

From the Florida Keys to Barrow, Alaska down to San Diego and then back to the NE Travis is scouring every corner of the US in search of fabulous birds and big wildlife adventures!

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