Ben is back from Alaska and is headed to Maine for birding festivals. The guys chat about their upcoming travels, the advantages of spotting scopes and when to carry them, carbon-fiber tripods, missed birds and bonus birds, and the joy of having kids smarter than they are. Finally, they reveal their species totals in the OTWTB Global Big Year Challenge™. Spoiler alert: One of them is WAY ahead.
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.