Review: MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod


Most birders need a good, sturdy tripod, whether for a camera, a spotting scope, or both. A tripod is an important item that deserves some serious thought—after all, its purpose is to support some of the most expensive equipment we own. As you peruse the possibilities for your next tripod purchase, consider the travel tripods… Read more »

Secure at Your Side: BosStrap Side Slide

Because the shoulder strap hangs vertically off the shoulder and so out of the way of binocular straps, carrying a second piece of equipment is a cinch.

It’s a problem many birders and nature photographers can relate to: attempting to carry both a camera and a binocular without one strap interfering with the other. Too often I was forced to choose between being a good photographer and being a good birder. The latter almost always won out, resulting in my camera gear… Read more »

Evolution is Crazy

GPCH headshot

They stomp their feet like a child having a tantrum. They flare long “ear” plumes (pinnae feathers) into an impressive double erection like jackrabbit ears, and bend over to stick their tail feathers straight up in the air to moon anyone nearby. Most impressively, they inflate apricot-colored air sacs on the sides of their neck… Read more »