Recommended Equipment List




Non-camera Gear
  • Laptop and charging cord

  • Camera batteries and charger

  • External hard drive (optional)

  • Extension cord - 6-8 feet with multiple outlets on the end (optional)

  • Lens cleaning kit (optional)


Camera Gear for Birds
  • DSLR Camera - full frame or crop sensor

  • Nikon 200-500mm, Canon 100-400mm or other telephoto zoom lens

  • 64-128 GB total memory card space PER DAY or more

  • Monopod (optional) - useful if you aren’t comfortable handholding your camera/lens combo - make sure it’s rated for more than the total weight of your gear.

Camera Gear for Landscapes
  • A full-frame DSLR Camera that can perform in Manual (M) Mode

  • At least 2 fully charged camera batteries

  • 64 GB memory card (or equivalent with multiple cards)

  • A WIDE angle lens that is at least 24mm with an aperture of f/2.8 or faster is recommended. I highly recommend the 16-35 F/2.8 (either Canon or Nikon) and/or something in the 24-70mm range.  The Sigma lenses have a good reputation as well. If you're not sure what to bring, please ask Amy.

  • Tripod and ball head and the right plate on the camera to attach it to the tripod - test this before you leave home so you make sure you have all the right parts

  • Filters if you have them - strongly recommended that you have at least one filter plus the holder to attach it to the lens. If you're not sure what to bring, please ask Amy.


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