Spotting scopes

Hi all… I’m ready to buy a Spotting scope for shorebird watching etc… Which are the best brands for optics and that I could attach my phone too maybe to take a pic of what I see distantly?

Thanks heaps Kirri 😊 Sent from my iPhone

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From: Wim Vader <wjm.vader@gmail.com&gt; Sent: lørdag 6. august 2022 16:09 To: Willem Jan Marinus Vader <wim.vader@uit.no&gt; Subject: Gull stories from Tromsø

 

Some gull stories from Tromsø

 

The most common gull species here in Tromsø (70*N in N. Norway) is the appropriately . . . → Read More: From Birding-Aus

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From: Wim Vader <wjm.vader@gmail.com&gt; Sent: fredag 29. juli 2022 17:38 To: Willem Jan Marinus Vader <wim.vader@uit.no&gt; Subject: A sunny sommerdag in Tromsø

 

A sunny summerday in Tromsø

 

I have kept silent since the spring rush here at 70* N, as I . . . → Read More: From Birding-Aus

Last minute vacancy on Savannah to Tropics birding tour Aug ’22 (advertisement)

Hi all, A last-minute vacancy for 1 person, or 2 people sharing a room, has arisen on our 8-day "Savannah to Tropics birding tour", commencing on 20 August 2022. We will look for sought-after birds such as Purple-crowned Fairy-wren, Buff-sided Robin, up to 10 species of finch including Black-throated Finch; Great-billed Heron, White-breasted Whistler, . . . → Read More: Last minute vacancy on Savannah to Tropics birding tour Aug ’22 (advertisement)

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, July 25, 2022 to Sunday, July 31, 2022:

Area: SA

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Collared Sparrowhawk (Accipiter cirrocephalus) (1) Species number 92 on our piece of heaven ! I heard a call I didn’t recognise though it sounded raptore-ish, saw . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

RIP Rolf Jensen

Apologies if this has been posted before, but I just heard that well known Townsville and Cairns birder Rolf Jensen died in hospital in Cairns in April. He had been sick for some years with cancer of the jaw, but it was still a shock. He was originally from South Africa, worked a lot in . . . → Read More: RIP Rolf Jensen

Spotted whistling duck

Hi all Does anyone have an area around Daintree or Cape Trib where I might see Spotted Whistling ducks without going on a river cruise? A treatment works somewhere maybe?? I’m not on ebird right now so I can’t look there at present…I’m only here today nd am not able to travel higher up the . . . → Read More: Spotted whistling duck

Halmahera – Weda Reef & Rainforest Resort

Hi all, I was hoping to visit Halmahera this year having previously been twice to Morotai next door, both islands are in North Maluku. I was in contact with the owner of Weda Resort, Rob, who sadly advised he will not be reopening the resort. Alarmingly the reasons he gave were due to a . . . → Read More: Halmahera – Weda Reef & Rainforest Resort

Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, July 4, 2022 to Sunday, July 10, 2022:

Area: SA

Location: Flagstaff Hill Golf Club Adelaide S.A.

White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos) (1) Group of 10 -20 in eucalypts for over 30 mins.. Not seen at this site before

Reported by: Colin . . . → Read More: Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

Study examines memory in expert birdwatchers

Study examines memory in expert birdwatchershttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220707100910.htm According to a new study that examined memory in expert birdwatchers, having expert knowledge in a subject helps us memorize new information. This is because, while forgetting often happens when similar memories interfere with each other, expert knowledge provides a mental organizational structure, or scaffolding, that helps us keep . . . → Read More: Study examines memory in expert birdwatchers