Compiled by Tristan Weinbrenner
This March has been one of my favorites because of the warm temperatures we have had lately, or at least where I live in Kansas. There have been some awesome blog posts by young birders this month, too, and some of my favorites are highlighted below:
Thus, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the recently-published Birds of the West Indies by Normal Arlott and enjoy some of my favorite unseen birds from an entirely new perspective. I was also quite interested in seeing how this book stacked up in relation to The Birds of the West Indies (2003) by Raffaele et al.
Liam Wolff, on The Colorblind Birder,writes about “Camera vs. Binoculars – Which is better for the birder?” He writes:
I started wondering, after I had found my dad's pair of 10×50 Eddie Bauer binoculars, whether there was more to birding than just getting a photo of the bird and IDing it correctly. I mean, 90% of the birders I knew used binoculars and/or spotting scopes. There must be a reason they're so popular. This lead me to try out the binoculars, and furthermore, to compare it to my old Canon PowerShot SX20 point-and-shoot camera.
Eamon Corbett, on Flight Log, recounts his visit to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
I just got back from a week-long family vacation to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It was not primarily a birding trip, but with one morning with a guide and plenty of incidental sightings, I saw 108 species, 40 lifers (in bold), and 5 Yucatan endemics.
Sam Fason, on Birding Central Texas and Beyond, writes about his trip to Independence Creek Preserve. He writes:
My family is on the Texas Nature Conservancy's board, and as a thank you gift of sorts we – along with 4 other Austin families – were lucky enough to spend the weekend at the Independence Creek Preserve, in Terrell County.