All the tools you need to get the best shot

What kind of camera do you need? What else should you bring into the field? We’ve got you covered.  


Equipment Basics

If you’re just getting into bird photography, the first challenge is finding the right gear. Here’s what you need to know.

Want to Shoot Intimate Bird Portraits? Try a Portable Blind

Disappear in plain sight with one of these four types of camouflaged hides.

What to Consider When Buying Used Camera Equipment

In the market for a camera or lens but don’t want to splash out for new products? Here’s how to purchase quality used gear.

Digiscoping Gear

Here’s what you need to turn your smartphone into a powerful camera.

Five Essentials for Successful Duck Photography

Want to get great duck shots? Be prepared to get mobile.

Seven Sturdy Backpacks for Birders and Bird Photographers

Head out on the trail with all of your gear comfortably and securely stowed.
Tips and How-Tos

How to Photograph Raptors From a Car

If you want to get close to birds of prey, your best bet may be a mobile blind.

Swag Bag

Chance favors the prepared shooter.