Best Bird Identification Apps

The best birdwatching apps, Birda with screenshots from the Play Store and App Store.

Exploring the world of birdwatching has never been easier with the plethora of bird identification apps available today. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or just starting out, having the right tools at your fingertips can enhance your birding experience. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into some of the best bird identification apps, each offering […]

12 of the Best Birdwatching Apps in the USA

Children are outdoors, enthusiastically observing and admiring birds in their natural habitat.

In the world of birdwatching, technology has become a game-changer. Whether you’re navigating to serene birding hotspots, identifying birds, or meticulously logging your sightings, there’s an app tailored for every facet of your birding journey. Imagine having a digital field guide at your fingertips or an app that does more than just identify birds. Among […]

Why the ZEISS DTI 4/35 thermal imaging camera is great for birdwatching

Using the ZEISS DTI 4/35 at Redshank Hide, Egleton, Rutland

Birdwatching is an amazing and life-changing hobby and as you delve deeper into the world of birding, the challenge of locating and observing certain species intensifies. This is where the ZEISS DTI 4/35 thermal imaging camera comes into play, providing birdwatchers with a cutting-edge tool to enhance their experience. With its advanced features and capabilities, […]

Benefits of Birdwatching

Benefits of birdwatching - woman under birds

Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing hobbies around. Millions of people find enjoyment in heading outside, whatever the weather, to look for feathery friends. There’s something hugely enjoyable about birding and, when asked about the benefits of birdwatching, most people will suggest the physical and social benefits. Recent scientific evidence however suggests that there […]

The best US states for bird watching, a Helpful Illustrated Guide

The Best US States For Birdwatching - map of USA with state names

Your birding list is growing nicely but you may have a few gaps here and there. Perhaps your Black-capped Chickadees aren’t giving you the same buzz. You’re looking to maximise the bang for your buck so most people tend to look for the States with the greatest bird diversity. Perhaps your list already has a […]

Famous birdwatchers & birdwatching celebrities

Famous Birders - Birdwatching Celebrities

There is a misconception that most birdwatchers are from the blue-rinse retiree section of society. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, when you start digging around, we found that there is a huge diversity of famous birdwatching celebrities, from presidents and prime ministers to actors, musicians, scientists and royalty. I think you’ll […]

What is the average age of birdwatchers?

Age of birders - a group of young birdwatchers birding

Many people think that birdwatching is a hobby for the middle-aged or retirees. The 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey, however, paints an entirely different picture. The survey shows that birdwatchers who go birding ‘Away-from-Home’ have an average age of 49 with 47% being under the age of 45. For ‘Around-the-Home’ birdwatchers, the average […]

Experiencing the best of the bush – tracking rhinos in Somkhanda

An image of the expansive Somkhanda Game Reserve in Zululand during a rhino tracking expedition.

After three days on the road we were getting used to our early wake ups. And today there was a great reason to be up, dressed and coffee-fueled by 6am, we were going rhino tracking on foot.  Somkhanda Game Reserve in Zululand is a 12,000 hectare community owned reserve and the first of its kind […]