l can't remember when i started birding. it was sometime when i was still a child. you know you'd catch some motion, you'd see a little flash of color. what's that? i'm tom schulenberg. i'm a professional ornithologist at the cornell lab of ornithology. it doesn't do you any good to look at a field guide and read about these subtle color differences if you can't actually see them if you're looking through your binoculars. ever since that early age i've been on thequest for birds and i've also been on the quest for the the best optics that i can find.
you may not know what you're missing if youhaven't looked through high quality optics. it's the difference between frustration andclarity. my house is situated with a patch of woodsimmediately behind it and a field with an expansive view in front of it. it has the potential to have a very largenumber of species visible from that one point. and my mission is to live up to the potentialthat my yard offers me. i come into these woods almost every morningduring migration. if i am looking through binoculars at a bird,i want to see it and i want to see it well. lllyou just never know what's going to be out here.
great-crested flycatcher just called. that's so nice!