Introducing my personal birdwatching wiki,

In 2022, I toyed with the idea of creating a wiki-like experience to organize and document anything related to birds and my hobby of birdwatching.

The first concept of was launched on Because Birds as the BirdDex.

young birdwatcher with binoculars


Young birdwatcher gear guide

Birdwatching is a wonderful hobby that allows us to connect with nature, observe beautiful creatures, and learn about the diversity of the world around us. For young, curious birdwatchers, it can be an especially rewarding experience. And having the right tools can make all the difference in their ability to explore the world of birds.

leaderboard with kingbird


Create a live BirdNET-Pi dashboard using WordPress

In the footer of this website you’ll see a live leaderboard of the birds chirping in my backyard. These detections are made via my BirdNET-Pi station and submitted to BirdWeather. Let’s look at how it was created.

Jeff with row bird rover

Education, Science

Orientation for the Golden-Cheeked Warbler survey

I recently visited the birdfeed store and chatted with an employee there about birds (naturally). She asked if I’ve been to the Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area. She mentioned they are doing a Golden-cheeked Warbler survey on the land and they need volunteers.

green jay looking down from tree

Birding Summary

Choke Canyon birding festival

This morning, a few friends and I made the hour drive away from San Antonio to visit Choke Canyon State Park for their Birding Festival. We’ve never been to Choke Canyon before, so we were excited to check it out and meet some nice folks.

MQTT dot matrix bird counter

Entertainment, Guides

Project: Track backyard birds on a digital counter

I’ve been going deep down the BirdNET-Pi rabbit hole over the last month. A BirdNET-Pi setup uses a Raspberry Pi computer and microphone to listen, ID, and log birds it hears 24/7. I came up with an idea to automatically show this count on some kind of digital counter. With this project idea in mind, I did research to find suitable parts to build and program it.

oh chickadee mcsea books

Book Reviews

Book review: Oh, Chickadee

I’m an avid birder, everyone knows that… but what most don’t know is that I will soon be a parent, too. Oh, Chickadee flies in at the right time.