My Gear

Welcome to the new “My Gear” section of my blog. What do  I mean by new? It’s a more streamlined page, with just the facts and no pictures. The content of this page is what I feel is the necessary “gear” so to speak, that I will normally carry when I go birding. How much, or how little I’ll carry with me at any given time depends on the type of birding I’m doing. If I’m out for the afternoon, I’ll carry less, however if I’m going “On The Road” then I’ll be carrying more.



Bushnell 10×50 Porro Prism (Retired)

Bausch & Lomb 12×50 Porro Prism

Leupold 8×42 Roof Prism

Vortex Talon HD 10×42 Roof Prism

Spotting Scopes

Konuspot-80  20x-60x X 80mm

Vortex Razor 20x-60x X 85mm


Manfrotto 190XB tripod legs

Manfrotto 128RC micro-fluid head


Canon Powershot SX50 HS

Canon Power Shot ELPH 100 HS

Vortex RZR-DA digital camera adapter (used for digiscoping)

Vortex PS-100 Point-n-Shoot Attachment (used for digiscoping)


3″ x 5″ Spiral notebook

Sharpie: black ultra fine point, retractable

Olympus VN-7000 Digital Voice Recorder

Samsung Galaxy Tablet


Peterson: Field Guide to Birds of North America (Everyday field guide)

Peterson: A Field Guide to the Birds East of the Rockies (Vehicle field guide)

The Sibley Guide to Birds

National Geographic: Field Guide to the Birds of North America/4th edition

National Geographic Complete Birds of North America

The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America

The Stokes Field Guide to Warblers


Lowepro Slingshot 100AW

Eastsport Outdoor Company day pack


120 GB ipod

HMDX Audio speakers


Cornell Lab of Ornithology/ Sounds of the Warblers of North America

Ohio Division of Wildlife

  1. Common Birds of Ohio
  2. Owls of Ohio
  3. Waterbirds of Ohio

Safety Equipment:

  1. Blaze orange hunting vest manufactured by Red Head

3 responses to “My Gear

  1. hey, I’m unable to subscribe for the RSS feed. Can you support or do you know why? thanks for your info.

  2. What camera do you recommend for photographing birds? The cost under $500.00

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