This black skimmer nest, and many others, are on a heavily travelled beach in south Florida, and roped off for their protection. Their survival depends on not being disturbed. Digiscoping allows me to stay respectfully far from nesting birds, thus minimizing my impact.
I often zoom my scope to 60X when photographing nesting birds.
About the Author
Katherine Koch has been the webmaster of Bird Watcher's Digest since 2004. She spent much of that time "digitally birding," getting to know the birds through posting content, and through that process, she got hooked! She recently moved from Ohio to Texas, where she is reveling in all the new birds she finds in San Antonio.