And no I didn’t misspell the subject.
Just curious if there are many folks here who use their canoe or kayak a great deal of the time for birdwatching. I know that probably most of you appreciate nature a great deal while out paddling. And of course a lot of photography is done.
But I was wondering if there are many serious bird watchers who do a lot of it from their boats, folks who get their canoe or kayak loaded specifically to go bird watching.
For those that do, what, if anything, do you do to make the activity easier or more efficient? I am thinking in terms of holding steady for viewing through binoculars or for use of the camera for pictures as clear as possible. I know that most cameras these days have image stabilization. But that doesn’t help with composition.
What about note taking or a quick reminder sketch? It seems that some of this might be better accomplished by landing the boat for steadiness but that isn’t always possible.
Any paddlebirders out there?