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Tumblr has a great audience and is a wonderful place to share your bird photography or animated GIFs. GIFs are one of the most popular types of media shared on Tumblr, their movement and tendency to be funny or beautiful make them very likely to be reblogged. I create all of my GIFs with Adobe Photoshop CS5 or 6 on a Mac. The process is the same for most versions of PS.
eBird makes it easy to find birds no matter where you are, even if you are in a new city or location.
One of the best and most useful tools you can have in your birder’s toolkit is the knowledge of how to use eBird. Once you have mastered the art of eBird you will know the hottest and best places to go birding, no matter where you may travel!
Bird enthusiasts have always been curious about the ginormous size of the Toucan’s beak.
The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. Researchers have discovered that the toucan can heat and cool its bill at an astonishing rate.
I first learned of the Red-Whiskered Bulbul while searching for cool-looking birds on YouTube. My task at the time was to create GIF sets of pretty birds to share on the because birds Tumblr. I came across this Bulbul and was enticed by its striking plumage and cute red cheeks.
After a few weeks of anticipation, the planned day had finally arrived and we made our way to the Huntington Botanical Gardens to see the Red-whisked Bulbul.
Birdsnap uses visual recognition and magic to identify birds in photos taken with your iPhone.
I am a big fan of incorporating technology into my birding adventures. So when I got wind of a new app on the App Store that claims to identify birds just based on pictures, I got extremely excited
Ask any birder, “Where the birds at?” and the answers you’ll often hear are: the mountains, the beach, a wildlife reserve, etc.
But is that where most of the birds actually are? Turns out that in order to see the largest variety of birds, the furthest you have to look is your backyard…