Birder's Guide

NOV 2017

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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Continued on page 40 38 Birder's Guide to Gear | November 2017 Travel Bags basic change of clothes. The larger one—a Lowepro ® Pro Trekker—holds my spotting scope, binoculars, two more cameras, and a tele-lens. —Hasee from Stockholm, Sweden ◗ My carry-on is a North Face ® backpack and a Lowepro ® camera bag. My fa- vorite bag is a Briggs and Riley ® rolling carry-on that I usually check. Rugged, looks good, wears well, lifetime war- ranty. Expandable depth if needed. —Anon. from Plain City, OH ◗ I've tried myriad travel bags. Even the most rugged ones eventually tear in fabric or zippers break. The most ex- pensive bags disappoint. The cheapest ones break immediately. I go for me- dium price and bring lengths of duct tape to repair on site. —Debbie from Philadelphia, PA ◗ I use F-Stop ® Gear for all my birding travel. The pack is small enough as a carry-on but large enough to fit two DSLRs, three lenses, a flash, and bins. —Jono from Melbourne, Australia ◗ Eagle Creek ® luggage and Think Tank for photo gear. —Anon. ◗ A hard-sided Samsonite bag for most stuff plus a Lowepro ® backpack used as carry-on for bins, computer, photo equipment, and the scope. —Fabio from São Paulo, Brazil ◗ For many years, I used a 30'' Co- lumbia ® duffel, but my life changed recently when I purchased my first wheeled luggage—a 28'' Osprey ® Shuttle. Holds enough for a two- to three-week trip, good configuration of compartments to keep small items organized, separate compartment for footgear, sturdy handles on three sides, etc. Being able to wheel the heaviest bag is heaven. Recent Africa trip was my first with newer, bigger camera and lens. I used a Lowepro ® Fastpack 350 for the main camera, lens, and accessories. This bag also held my bins, field guides, checklists, medications, odds and ends needed during flight, etc. Smaller "personal n This canvas Lucas brand laptop carrier fits in at birding, nature, and travel events. Photo © Laura Kammermeier n This Canon camera bag holds a Canon 7D plus 100–400 lens. Photo © Laura Kammermeier left to right: n Eddie Bauer ® Adventurer 25L Pack n Pájaro ® Grande Field Pack n Eagle Creek ® Pack-It Sport Bag Continued from page 36

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