This feed includes information on birdwatching, ornithology and keeping birds as pets. All levels of bird knowledge are represented.
- A Little Hiatusby Dr. Roger Lederer on September 18, 2023 at 3:51 pm
This just a quick note to subscribers of Onithology.com blog posts. I will be out of the country for a few weeks and won’t be able to publish my […]
- Migration Time, Againby Dr. Roger Lederer on September 17, 2023 at 2:38 pm
Fall is migration time in the Northern Hemisphere when birds leave their summer homes to winter at locations to the south; in the spring the […]
- The Secretarybirdby Dr. Roger Lederer on September 10, 2023 at 2:58 pm
The Secretarybird –Sagittarius serpentarius. The common name comes from the feathers of the head crest which resemble quill pens. Sagittarius, […]
- German Precision Optics Passion ED 8×32 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 6:50 pm
With a stripped-down but comfortable aesthetic and delightfully rich colors, this is one of our Top Picks.
- Vortex Diamondback HD 8×32 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 6:28 pm
A very small binocular with a bright, crisp image—we rate these a Solid Choice.
- Kowa BD II 8×32 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 5:58 pm
A rugged 8×32 binocular with great optical quality—one of our Top Picks.
- Opticron Savanna R PC 8×33 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 5:29 pm
A very lightweight binocular with a comfortable open-hinge design. We rate it in the Middle Ground.
- Opticron Discovery WA ED 8×32 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 4:38 pm
A very small and lightweight binocular with generally good image, these earned a Solid Choice and are recommended for anyone looking to save space or […]
- Nikon Prostaff P7 8×30 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 4:17 pm
With a bright image and a low price point, the Nikon ProStaff P7 was our favorite budget compact binocular and an overall Solid Choice.
- Nikon Monarch M7 8×30 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 4:10 pm
With a brilliant image and a small, comfortable design, this compact design—our overall Top Pick—could be your new go-to binocular.
- Hawke Frontier ED X 8×32 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 4:07 pm
Slim but sturdy binoculars with brilliant color and a delightful feel in the hand make these a Top Pick.
- Celestron Trailseeker ED 8×32 Binoculars: Our Reviewby Victoria Campbell on September 8, 2023 at 4:04 pm
A capable, comfortable binocular with a bright, sharp image at an affordable price—one of our Top Picks.
- Binocular Size and Weight Comparison: Find the Perfect Combinationby Hugh Powell on September 8, 2023 at 4:03 pm
Comfort is a key part of your birdwatching happiness—so we compiled size and weight stats for more than 50 binoculars from recent reviews.
- Bird Bones as Toolsby Dr. Roger Lederer on September 3, 2023 at 3:14 pm
One of the most notable characteristics of birds is their lightweight skeletal systems. Even though most bird bones are thin-walled and hollow […]
- Laughing Gullby Dr. Roger Lederer on August 27, 2023 at 2:44 pm
The Laughing Gull, Leucophaeus atricilla. Gulls are not to be dismissed as just annoying picnic intruders. Some say they are actually “noble.” […]
- Ruddy Turnstoneby Dr. Roger Lederer on August 20, 2023 at 3:50 pm
This is the time of the year when shorebirds start making their way from their breeding grounds in the tundra to more southern climes. It’s an […]
- Power Line Fatalitiesby Dr. Roger Lederer on August 13, 2023 at 5:26 pm
Data show that up to 65 million birds in the U.S. are killed by flying into powerlines, or perching on them and being electrocuted, each year. […]
- Lear’s Macawby Dr. Roger Lederer on August 6, 2023 at 4:25 pm
I thought it would be nice to visit a bird that we don’t hear much about: Lear’s Macaw. Of 380 species of parrots worldwide, 19 are classified as […]
- Names, Redux, Againby Dr. Roger Lederer on July 30, 2023 at 4:21 pm
There are all kinds of reasons for the common names birds have. They are named after people (Baird’s Sandpiper, for instance), places (Carolina […]
- Nathan Leopold, Birdwatcher and Murdererby Dr. Roger Lederer on July 23, 2023 at 2:52 pm
You might be familiar with one of the most famous murders of the 20th century, that committed by Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, teenagers who […]