All Stories from Timothy
Illegal Logging & Energy Shortages Pressure Myanmar’s Forests
Facilitated by organized crime, illegal logging threatens to destroy Myanmar’s forests. But a national energy crisis and the ensuing fuelwood demand pose an equal threat.
A Long Journey to 5,000 Birds: 34 Years, 6 Continents, & 47 Countries
Conservancy birder Tim Boucher just saw his 5,000th life bird. But what does it take to see 5,000 of anything? And what has he learned through 34 years of birding?
Camera Trap Chronicles: The Mathews Mountains of Kenya
A camera trap survey in the Mathews Mountains of Kenya reveals mammals great and small. Join expedition Tim Boucher for a look at some of the most exciting photos and video of hyenas, lions and more.
Snowy Owl Invasion!
The snowy owls are here -- especially if you live on the east coast! Birder extraordinaire Tim Boucher provides the latest on this natural phenomenon -- and how you can see this dramatic bird near you.
Shade Coffee: Not Just for the Birds
When it comes to coffee, we not only need to think about who grows the bean, but also how and where it is grown. Shade coffee is worth the investment, says Tim Boucher.
Boucher’s Birding Blog: Apps for the Smart Birder — Which One Should You Use?
Need an app that helps you identify birds in the field? Don’t bother searching for “birds” in any app store. Unless that thrush happens to be angry, those dozens of Angry Bird apps that pop up won’t be of any use to you. <span style="color: #000000;">So here is my expert take on 5 iPhone birding apps — <b><a href="http://www.audubonguides.com/field-guides/bird-identification-app.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Audubon Birds</a>, <a href="http://ibird.com/products/android/ibird-pro/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">iBird Pro</a>, <a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/mobile/apps/handheld-birds/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">National Geographic Birds</a>, <a href="http://petersonguides.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Peterson Birds</a>, </b>and<b><a href="http://www.sibleyguides.com/about/the-sibley-eguide-to-birds-app/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Sibley eGuide to Birds</a> </b>(all also available on Android) — that are focused on the things that birders need for identifying birds in the field: