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Gifts for bird lovers

54 Gifts for Bird Lovers: Gear, Books, Apparel, and Other Awesome Stuff

Just what do you give a birder for a gift? In this post, you'll find 54 gifts for bird lovers, including binoculars, cameras, hiking gear, clothing, identification books and other great birder stuff. 54 Gifts ...
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20 Nocturnal Birds That Burn the Midnight Oil (Owls, Nightjars … and Parrots?)

Curious about nocturnal birds? Then you've come to the right place! Here we cover 20 of the coolest winged critters of the night as well as what makes a bird nocturnal. Read on to learn all ...
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17 Cool Birds That Throw Some Serious Shade (Pictures. Facts…)

Like people, some birds have what it takes to impress. Are you looking for the coolest birds around? Then you're in the right place! Here, we cover 17 of the coolest birds in the world ...
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Good songs about birds

15 Songs About Birds (You'll Actually Want to Listen to) Audio & Video

Do you love songs about birds? Looking for some new ones to add to your playlist? Then you've come to the right place! Here, we cover 15 songs about birds, that we know you'll love ...
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Best compass for hiking

Best Compass for Hiking (+10 Runners-Up) Buyer's Guide / Terms Explained

Heading out into the woods in search of birds is an amazing feeling. But forgetting your way back ... not so much. In this post, you'll learn how to choose the best compass for hiking ...
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Best camera for wildlife photography

How to Choose the Best Camera for Wildlife Photography (Birding Guide)

Here's how to choose the best camera for wildlife photography. In this guide, we'll cover 9 factors to consider, 6 types of cameras (with recommendations) and 16 bird photography tips. Finding the Best Camera for ...
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Inca tern facts

27 Inca Tern Facts: The Bird With a Mustache (Larosterna inca)

Looking to learn more about the super cool Inca tern? You're in the right place! Here we cover 27 interesting Inca tern facts as well as photos and videos. 27 Inca Tern Facts Hey, that ...
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Potoo

30 Potoo Facts: The Bird Behind the Meme (7 Potoo Species) Tons of Photos!

What is the potoo bird? Where do they live? What do they eat? What's up with their kooky eyes? Is this what's going through your head? Then you are in the right place! Stay tuned ...
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Birds of Hawaii

64 Endemic Birds of Hawaii: Checklist for Birding in Hawaii

If you're traveling to Hawaii, you're going to want to know what species to expect. Here is the complete guide to endemic birds of Hawaii. Of the 64 Hawaiian birds species, 34 are still in ...
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Best travel insurance

Best International Travel Insurance for Birders: 3 Options / 8 Factors

If you're heading abroad on a birding trip, you're going to need travel insurance. In this post, you'll learn about the 3 best international travel insurance options for birders - plus 8 factors to consider ...
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Most colorful birds on the planet26 of the Most Colorful Birds on the Planet

I love watching colorful birds! I don’t know about you, but when I catch a glimpse of something flashy fluttering by, I can’t help but get excited. (Read more…)

what birds mate for lifeWhat Birds Mate for Life? 8 Top Picks

Birds that mate for life tend to hold a special place in our hearts. We love to see commitment in the animal kingdom. This post covers 8 sweet birds that stay together ‘untill death do they part.' (Read more…)

Most ugly birds in the worldUgly Birds! The 11 Ugliest Birds on the Planet

We generally think of birds as glorious, beautiful, and graceful creatures. But there are some really ugly birds out there! Check out our picks of the 11 ugliest birds and let us know if you agree with them. (Read more…)

Lilac breasted roller facts23 Lilac Breasted Roller Facts (Coracias caudatus)

Lilac breasted rollers are gorgeous little birds that live in sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

They are so colorful! Their little bodies have 8 colors, inluding turquoise, dark blue and lilac. (Read more…)

King Vulture facts39 Colorful King Vulture Facts (Sarcoramphus papa)

King vultures are enormous birds with a wingspan of up to 7 feet! They are native to Central and South America and like to spend their time munching on animal carcasses.

For a bird of prey, this is pretty much as colorful as they come! (Read more…)

 

facts about great potoo31 Great Potoo Facts (Yes, They're Real!)

Great potoos are more than just a meme, they are some pretty cool birds!

For example, did you know they can see with their eyes closed? Or that they spend most of the daytime hours camouflaged as a broken branch? (Read more…)

Best birding binoculars14 Best Binoculars Under $100: Birders Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn how to choose the right binoculars for you and you’ll find our picks of the best binoculars under $100.

There are tons of magnifying products on the market, and they come with a wide range of lenses, focuses, apertures, adapters, and other special features. But don't worry! We'll help you sort through them. (Read more…)

Best hiking sandals for men12 Best Hiking Sandals for Men and Women: Ultimate Guide

Summer birding means lots of hiking. If you want to keep your feet cool and healthy, you need some great hiking sandals.

In this post, you’ll learn how to choose the best hiking sandals. And we include our top choices for both men and women. (Read more…)

Birding gear37 Required Birding Gear and Resources

Ready for a new season of birding? In this post, you’ll get a complete bird watching gear checklist – including binoculars, camera, guidebooks, apps, feeders, and hiking gear.

How to identify birds, what photography gear you will need, how to record your sightings, the best ways to attract them to your feeders and the top places and times of year to find them will all be covered here. (Read more…)

Weirdest birds in the world

17 of the Weirdest Birds in the World (Photos, Facts, Videos…)

Sure, everyone loves to admire beautiful birds, but it’s the strange ones that stop you in your tracks and make you wonder, “What kind of bird is that?!”

Here are 17 of the planet’s weirdest birds.

Best binoculars under 500

9 Best Binoculars Under $500: Guide to Premium Birding Binoculars

Looking to upgrade your binoculars? Nice! In this post, you’ll learn about the best binoculars under 500 bucks. You’ll learn the 6 factors to consider, see our two top picks and see the seven other runners-up.

Mandarin duck facts

27 Mandarin Duck Facts You Need to Know

Mandarin ducks have been making a splash in the media, but how much do you really know about them?

Mandarin ducks are small, colorful ducks that originated in East Asia. Their name is Chinese, but they also have a lot of cultural significance in places like Japan and Korea.

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