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​Birding Safely

Posted by Amanda Joest on 23rd Jun 2017

​Birding Safely
Birding is such a fun and engaging pastime that it can be hard to imagine that there is any need for safety concern. However, just like with any outdoor activity, everything from sun protection to personal security should be taken into precaution. The following are some tips to keep you safe when you’re out birding. 1. Watch where you’re walkingThose who frequently go birding know that it is an all-absorbing experience. Birdwatchers have a tendency to get lost among their immediate surroun
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Birding Events with Dad this Father’s Day

Posted by Amanda Joest on 9th Jun 2017

Birding Events with Dad this Father’s Day
From baseball games to bowling, fishing to golf, Father’s Day is a time to hang out with Dad and do all the things he loves. This year, celebrate Dad and make him feel extra special by taking him to one of these fun-filled birding events. With canoe trips, birding presentations, and nature hikes, these engaging activities are exactly what Dad wants this year. So ditch the ties & socks, and show Pops some love this Father’s Day by giving him the gift of birding and spending time with yo
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​How to Identify Bird Calls This Summer

Posted by Amanda Joest on 19th May 2017

​How to Identify Bird Calls This Summer
The beautiful sounds from our feathered friends are just part of what make birding a joy. Although lovely, when a bird sings, it isn’t simply a sweet song, it is actually an indicator of the type and location of the bird. Because birds are often hidden in the trees or brush, learning bird calls is a great way to know what species of birds are near. Whether you’re birding on a nature hike or gardening in your backyard this summer, the following tips will help you recognize birds from Blu
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​Mother’s Day Bird Hikes – Make Mom’s day special with these fun hikes

Posted by Amanda Joest on 5th May 2017

​Mother’s Day Bird Hikes – Make Mom’s day special with these fun hikes
If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do with Mom this Mother’s Day Weekend, then a birding hike might just be the answer! Take mom and the rest of the family to one of these local bird hikes for a very special and memorable day. To make it even more unforgettable, get mom a new pair of binoculars so she can truly enjoy the hike! Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge – Saturday, May 13th, 10am – 3:30pm San Jose, CAKick off Mother’s Day weekend on the right foot wit
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​Tips for Bird Photography

Posted by Amanda Joest on 21st Apr 2017

​Tips for Bird Photography
Those who enjoy birding, quite often take an interest in bird photography as well. It’s practically impossible not to want to capture the breathtaking colors and unique features of our feathered friends while gazing at their beauty. Many also appreciate the exhilarating challenge that comes with capturing wildlife in their nature habitats.For those just starting out, the good news is that learning bird photography is relatively easy. Capturing photographic images that convey the personal
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