Rich Ditch's Photography Blog

November 20, 2009

Birdwalk Alert – Saturday at Boyce Thompson

Filed under: Birds, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, favorite places — richditch @ 9:08 am


Northern Cardinal at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

More shameless self promotion, I’m afraid.

I’ll be one of the leaders (Cindy West is also leading) for the bird walk at Boyce Thompson Arboretum on Saturday, November 21, 2009. The walk is free, but there is an admission fee to the Arboretum. The walk begins at 8:30 am (30 minutes after the main gate opens), departs from the patio at the Visitor Center, and lasts 2-3 hours depending on what we find. If we have a big group we’ll split and go in two groups. The walk is slow and covers 1-2 miles of trail with some elevation change. Bring binoculars and water, and expect cooler temps at the beginning.

Details on the Arboretum are at the BTA web site.

Recent bird (and other) sightings at BTA are shown on this link.

Select the Boyce Thompson Arboretum tag from the category list on this post to see all the images from Boyce I’ve include in previous topics.

Special note: photographers are always welcome to participate, and I expect a range of gear from simple point-and-shoot cameras to 500mm lenses. Just know that the emphasis is on finding birds and photo opportunities may be limited. But you can always linger behind when something catches your eye and rejoin the group later or not at all. As bird walk leader I don’t drag along my bird photography rig, but if there’s a chance to break out a photo group from the participants I’ll be prepared to do that.

Northern Cardinal, June 24, 2006, Nikon D200, 300/2.8 plus TC20E (2x), ISO 320, 1/60th second at f/5.6, fill flash from SB-800.



1 Comment »

  1. Wish I could go on the walk with you. Maybe one day soon I will get back to AZ

    Comment by Mia — November 20, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

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