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Hunt for the World’s Rarest Bird December 6th, 2008

We read a lot of birding news from a variety of sources each week. However, one article stood out to us this morning. Bird watchers are on the search for what is believed to be the world’s rarest bird species, the Slender-Billed Curlew

“Birdwatchers from Britain to Asia are being asked to look out for a species whose breeding grounds have never been found, but are thought to be in some of the world’s remotest places – the steppes of Kazakhstan and the marshes of western Siberia. In winter, the bird migrates south-westward through the Middle East to the Mediterranean basin, where it has been seen as far west as Morocco.

~Michael McCarthey – The Independent”

Please read the full article. We hope you find it as fascinating as we have. If anyone has added the Slender-Billed Curlew to their life list, we want to hear from you ASAP!

High Definition Birding Videos November 7th, 2008

ChirpTracker has recently launched a channel with video-sharing website, Vimeo. While we do have an account on YouTube, Vimeo stands apart in the fact that full HD quality videos are available for sharing and viewing. For those of you who spend a lot of time out in the field, you know how important it is to see and recognize details at a quick glance. One of our team members, Matt, has recently acquired a new DSLR camera that offers the ability to capture video up to 720p. Head over to our Vimeo page to see what we have so far! We are also featuring birding videos from other birding members with accounts on Vimeo. So if you have some from your personal collection that you’d like to share, sign up with Vimeo (It’s free) and send us a message, we would love to show everyone your videos!

P.S. Here is a sample video, enjoy!


Welcome to the Official ChirpTracker blog! September 21st, 2008

Hey everyone! In a short time we will be launching an interesting new entrepreneurial venture called ChirpTracker. Interested in what you’ll have access to? No surprises just yet! We’ll update this page regularly so you can get the latest news and insights as to ChirpTracker’s developments. We may even drop a hint or two along the way! We have a long road ahead of us, and each step of the way will benefit numerous members of the birding community. Okay, we’ve said too much already! For related information, follow us on Twitter.