World Series of Birding

We have birds around us every day, but how often do we notice them and realize how many varieties and types there are out there? It’s quite amazing once you get into it!

The World Series of Birding is a 24 hour marathon of Birding. Competitors are striving to identify as many birds as they can by sight or sound, from midnight to midnight in May every spring.


Kim talked to Bill Lynch and it was incredibly fascinating to learn about Birding and the ins and outs of Competitive Birding!
(Bill is also a fellow podcaster! Check him out on Trial By Pilot)

Find out more about extreme Birding here: http://worldseriesofbirding.org/

And if you want to check out the birds in your area - ebird! https://ebird.org/home

This is a pic of Bill and a Sharp-shinned Hawk! Every fall, Cape May Bird Observatory conducts research on migrating raptors. Part of that research is catching and "tagging" birds of prey by putting light-weight bracelets on their ankles. When these birds return (or when they're spotted in other states or even countries) the numbers on the bracelets can be entered into a database that will list the bird's history.

This is a pic of Bill and a Sharp-shinned Hawk! Every fall, Cape May Bird Observatory conducts research on migrating raptors. Part of that research is catching and "tagging" birds of prey by putting light-weight bracelets on their ankles. When these birds return (or when they're spotted in other states or even countries) the numbers on the bracelets can be entered into a database that will list the bird's history.

This is a pic of Bill's team - The Scarlet Knight-Herons - during the Carbon Footprint Cup. Chalkboard says "CMBO (Cape May Bird Observatory) and their sponsor's name - Birds and Blooms  Team Members : Jessica Gorzo, Tim Freiday, Don Freiday, David La Puma, Bill Lynch  They found 126 species without the use of any motorized vehicles

This is a pic of Bill's team - The Scarlet Knight-Herons - during the Carbon Footprint Cup. Chalkboard says "CMBO (Cape May Bird Observatory) and their sponsor's name - Birds and Blooms

Team Members : Jessica Gorzo, Tim Freiday, Don Freiday, David La Puma, Bill Lynch

They found 126 species without the use of any motorized vehicles

This was taken on a below (way below!) freezing day birding at Sandy Hook National Recreation Area in New Jersey.  Brian Clough, Amy Manning, Bill Lynch, Orion Weldon

This was taken on a below (way below!) freezing day birding at Sandy Hook National Recreation Area in New Jersey.

Brian Clough, Amy Manning, Bill Lynch, Orion Weldon

Ted Ladue