Birder's Guide

DEC 2013

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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Contents Birder's Guide to gear December 2013 • Vo l . 2 5 , N o. 4 Correspondence 4 From the President 6 From the Editor Jeffrey A. Gordon MichAel l. P. retter Articles 10 Binocular 101 16 Birding Photography 24 Field Sketching 30 Smartphone Digiscoping 36 Warming Up to Winter Birding 40 An Introduction to Camera Settings with an emphasis on SLR photography 46 Book Review: Sport Optics Ben lizdAs derek lovitch soPhie WeBB shAron stiteler erik Bruhnke sherrie duris rick WriGht On the cover: extreme birding conditions demand careful choice of gear. the right clothes, binocular, camera, and scope can make all the difference between a thrilling birding experience and an agonizing one. Here, John Puschock tests the limits of his kit on a blustery morning in Barrow, alaska, during the ross's gull extension to the aBa's Pribilofs rarity-hunting event. Photo © Jess Findlay. December 2013 | Birder's Guide to Gear 3

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