Three Tips to Help Prepare for Your Birdwatching Vacation

Three Tips to Help Prepare for Your Birdwatching Vacation

Are you thinking about taking a vacation this year?

Would you like to include a little bird watching time while you are at your destination? Maybe the sole purpose of your entire trip is to go bird watching.

Whatever the case may be, I think you’ll find today’s Bird Mentor video helpful in crafting a trip that will get you out there actually seeing the birds you hope to see.

I’ll share the three most important things I do when I’m getting ready to head to unfamiliar birding territory. I have to admit, you’ll probably find one of them pretty boring. But, it’s honestly the best thing you can do to get ready for your vacation. Heck, you should do it regardless of whether or not you are traveling to an exotic destination this year.

You’ll also hear a few stories from my recent adventures in Southern Arizona.

Leave a comment below to let me know how you like to prepare for your birding vacations.

Do You Suck at Birding?

Do You Suck at Birding?

For Real!!

Do you consider yourself an inept birder despite years of study and hours of field time?

I totally get it!

Although, I have a slightly different take on your “lack” of skills.

Check out this week’s video to learn more.

Head on over to Bird Mentor’s Facebook page to share your story.

Watch Your Posture

Watch Your Posture

Posture is a commonly overlooked characteristic of a bird.

Don’t let it be!!

Knowing just a little bit about a bird’s posture can give you the extra information you need to identify a challenging species.

 

Leave a comment below to tell me what your guess is about the bird we saw.

The 3 Things You Need to Identify Any Bird Anywhere!

The 3 Things You Need to Identify Any Bird Anywhere!

Do you give up your power to others when you’re stumped about a mystery bird?

What’s the alternative?

Is it even possible to find the answer on your own?
Actually, it is!!
Today, I’ll share the 3 things you need to identify ANY BIRD ANYWHERE.

 

Leave a comment below to tell me what bird you think I was describing.

Are Field Guides Going Extinct?

Are Field Guides Going Extinct?

Are our trusted field guides going the way of the Dodo?  Are apps really a better tool for learning more about birds?

Come see what Kristi has to say about this topic in today’s video.

Leave a comment below to weigh in on this topic.

An Interview: Lessons From a Young Master

An Interview: Lessons From a Young Master

What might you ask a celebrity birder if you had the chance?

Well, this week, you’ll get to hear what one of birding’s youngest celebrities, Raymond VanBuskirk (owner of BRANT and Birding Product Specialist for Leica Field Optics), has to say about becoming a master birder.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you have ever had a bird mentor before. 

What was your experience with your mentor?