Birds can be some of the hardest nature subjects to photograph. They’re small, fast, and fly away when you approach. With practice and these tips, you can take great bird photos even if you don’t have a gigantic lens.
This video is long (12 minutes), but it’s worth it. Photographer Tony Northrup shows how to take stunning bird photos in your backyard with help from a birdfeeder, bush, tripod, and a basic hunting blind.
Don’t have a fancy camera with a massive lens? That’s ok. With digiscoping, you place the lens of your camera to the eyepiece of a spotting scope or pair of binoculars. This article explains how to do it.
With today’s cameras and lenses, simple bird portraits are easy to find. Make your photos stand out by incorporating the bird’s habitat. This article from the Cornell Ornithology Lab gives ideas for how to do that.
Great bird-in-flight photos are amazing, but they can seem impossible to get. In this 4-minute video, photographer Tony Northrup explains which camera settings to use to give you the best chance of capturing flying birds.
Seeing wildlife on your woodlot is more than fun; it can also be a way to protect those animals in the future. These websites let you share your wildlife sightings with others and help scientists learn how our critter neighbors are doing.
New York's bluebird population has dropped 90% due to pesticides, shortage of natural nesting cavities, and competition from sparrows and starlings. You can help! Install a bluebird nesting box on your woodlot so these colorful songbirds can raise their families.
The flute-clear notes of a wood thrush. The aerial acrobatics of an American woodcock. Your woodlot can support an astonishing variety of birds, but different birds have different needs. If you want to see more birds, create greater variety on your property.