Bill and Ben launch their OTWTB Global Big Year Challenge to see which of them can see the most birds in 2018. They discuss the Polar Bear Club, favorite birding gear for travel, high-end compact binoculars, the wonders of Merino wool, and they welcome two new sponsors: Swarovski Optik and Redstart Birding.
About the Author
Bill Thompson, III, is editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest and Watching Backyard Birds. Ben Lizdas is advertising sales director for BWD and WBB.