What did birders do without digital cameras?

Digital cameras are changing how birders watch and identify birds. Gone are the days of taking meticulous notes with carefully crafted sketches of a brown blob that resembles nothing in the book. Now all one has to do is snap a few shots with a digital camera. You can then either zoom in on the […]

Birders Contributed $36 Billion to the US Economy in 2006

A US Fish & Wildlife report based on 2006 economic data has revealed that one in five Americans is a birder (the report defines a birder as someone who either travels to watch birds or makes an active effort to watch and identify birds at home). That’s a whopping 48 million people! These figures sound […]