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Best cameras for bird photography

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A photographer in the woods. Photo by welcomia/Shutterstock

Few experiences ignite passion in a birder more than a first-time encounter with a new species or the discovery of a previously seen bird in a new or unexpected location. The thrill of these spontaneous sightings, and the anticipation of the next one, are primary drivers in the perpetual quest to see, hear, and learn more about our feathered friends.

Everyone from the newest arrivals to the birding ranks to those with years of experience pursuing and studying birds shares a common gift – treasured personal memories of magical moments in the woods and meadows when we come face-to-face with nature’s winged wonders.

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William Jobes

William Jobes

William Jobes is a print and broadcast journalist from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, whose experience includes news and sports photojournalism, as well as reporting and editing on staff at several major daily newspapers. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Star, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and USA Today, among others.  He is the recipient of numerous journalism and photography awards and honors, including several Emmys. He has written several articles for BirdWatching, including Hotspots Near You in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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