In the last decade I have fallen in love with photography while doing The Crossley ID Guides and The Shorebird Guide. The learning curve has been massive, in part because of the style of books I make and the ever changing advances in digital technology. Here is some of the equipment I use and some I also recommend. The links to Amazon will provide you with more information.
This is some of the birding optics I use – as you can see some of it is old and has stood the test of time. I have also added some recommendations for gear for beginners and pros based on my own and other peoples experiences with this equipment. Sometimes researching equipment is overwhelming so hopefully this will help narrow it down for you.
If you have a birder in your life, here are some clues on gifts you might like to give them – once they have The Crossley ID Guides OF COURSE!!!!.