Backyard Birding: “Understanding Birding Optics”
Presenters: Christie Lassen, Wild Birds Unlimited, Gardiner WA, and Jim Ullrich, Swarovski Optik, Pacific Northwest At the request of our attendees, Backyard Birding has added this new topic to the program series lineup. We will learn from two local experts, Christie and Jim, about the latest in optical technologies that provide “up close and personal” views of our feathered friends in our backyards, fields, and shorelines. They will discuss technical parameters such as lens diameter, magnification power, and other specifications that determine cost-benefit considerations when making purchasing decisions. They will explain the various uses of binoculars and spotting scopes in differing light and weather conditions. Additionally, they will touch on the topic of “digiscoping”— techniques for adapting a digital camera lens (such a cell phone camera) into a telephoto device for capturing images of birds at a distance. We invite you to join us in learning how to increase your birding enjoyment—while perhaps gathering ideas for your holiday gift giving! Admission to each seminar is free. However, we suggest a donation of $5.00 per person to support our ongoing education programs. Please note that current COVID-19 safety precautions as recommended by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Clallam County Public Health will be followed for the protection of our attendees and volunteer staff.