HD video: Endangered Hawaii

Did you know that Hawaii "can rightly be called the bird extinction capital of the world"? 32 endemic bird species are federally listed as endangered. Please watch this excellent video produced by the American Bird Conservancy to learn more about bird life on Hawaii. The first third is a bit depressing, but stick with it to learn about what is being done and what work still needs to be done. The HD video looks great full screen, so be sure to click the expand icon in the lower right corner.

Upcoming Movie: Birdemic II

Ok everyone, get ready for a fall theatrical release of Birdemic II, the followup to 2010's Birdemic: Shock & Terror. The sequel, subtitled The Resurrection, is being filmed in 3D. A fun teaser trailer spoofing an Avengers post-credits scene was recently posted:

Big Year DVD Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered for a chance to win a copy of The Big Year on DVD! I used a random name picker to select the winner. Congratulations to Ben S. on winning the DVD! Ben, I will contact you privately via email shortly. For everyone else,...

Promo Video: The New Birders

This short promotional video does a good job of explaining how some birders use birding smartphone apps in the field.

Movie Review: Rare Birds

Rare Birds, starring William Hurt, Molly Parker and Andy Jones, tells the story of a down-on-his-luck chef and restaurant owner. William Hurt is Dave, owner of The Auk, a small establishment in coastal Newfoundland. Dave's neighbor, Phonce (Jones), hatches a plan to get more patrons for The...