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Roadtrip Planner

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Online Field Guide

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Noteable Birds

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The worlds first interchangeable binocular harness system

05/09/16 | Jonathan Coffey

OK, so maybe not the world's first, but I have never seen something posted before and I have been getting some questions, so I thought I would just throw together a blog post to detail the system and how I use it. The idea came to me after I had switched to using a double harness system. I found that I didn't want to throw on the whole harness just to walk around the park at lunch or have a strap when birding from...

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05/02/16 | Jonathan Coffey

It had been nearly a month since my last birding trip to Oklahoma (notice there is no blog post for that...Oklahoma is boring! Lol Not really i’m just busy and a little lazy) and I was growing antsy to get out on another birding trip for some new lifers. If I was even going to come close to 900 total world lifers by the end of this year I knew every species would count. As of this ...

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04/04/16 | Jonathan Coffey

It was 2am. I was sleeping on a couch in my brother house. The blanket was large enough to cover vital organs, but that was about it. A light was then turned on. Could it really already be time to leave? I was still so tired. I had left Phoenix for Oklahoma the day before, gotten in, and caught up with family before falling asleep later than usual. Now it was 2am and it was time to leave...

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Proposed AOU Changes for 2016

03/28/16 | Jonathan Coffey

Listers rejoice! There are 19 potential changes to the AOU list in 2016 that could impact your life list. The good news is most of the proposals are splits and name changes, while the one that might sting North American birders the most is the lump of Common and Horay Redpoll. Here is a recap and very simplified version of the proposals that mi...

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