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Your turn: Field Sketching

Much of the current issue of Birder’s Guide to Gear is about new technologies and how they can make your birding better. But sometimes, there really is no reinventing the wheel. In “Field Sketching”, bird artist, author, and field biologist Sophie Webb explains why—even in 2013—you should probably be taking a pencil and paper with you when you go birding. She also offers a bunch of suggestions on which supplies you should consider (see below).

To read Sophie’s article, and the entire issue of Birder’s Guide to Gear online (and for free!), just click here. Please share any questions you have for Sophie, and tips you may have on camera settings, in the comment section below.Screen Shot 2013-12-27 at 4.34.39 PM

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Michael Retter
Michael L. P. Retter is the editor of the ABA's newest magazine, Birder's Guide, and the author of The ABA Field Guide to Birds of Illinois. When not at home gardening, Michael is often leading tours for BRANT Nature Tours in Middle America (Mexico through Panama). He currently lives with his husband, Matt, in Fort Worth, Texas. Michael also runs QBNA, the continent's informal club for LGBTQ+ birders. A former chair of the Indiana records committee, he is an eBird reviewer for Mexico, Illinois, and Indiana.
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