L.L. Bean, Freeport, Maine

L.L. Bean
“Birding Weekend”
95 Main Street
Freeport, Maine
Birding Weekend
Date: Friday May 27, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

A Wing and a Care “Building a Future for Birds”  (Video)

Roseate Spoonbill

Braintree Public Library: Birds & Wildlife Gulf Coast Florida

Braintree Public Library
798 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Date: Wednesday May 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Birds and Other Wildlife of Florida’s Gulf Coast (Tampa to Naples)

Shawn P. Carey (Migration Productions)

Florida’s Gulf Coast is a haven for nature lovers, rich in birds and other wildlife and abounding in places to view and photograph them. Some locations are well-known, others are hidden gems, but for wildlife enthusiasts traveling to the Sunshine States Gulf Coast, a visit to any of them can produce wonderful rewards.

For this presentation, Braintree wildlife photographer Shawn Carey takes you on a journey to some of the Gulf Coast’s most popular wildlife destinations—Fort DeSoto, Venice Rookery, and ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge—as well as many lesser-known treasures like Venice Landfill, Myakka River State Park, and Bunch Beach. Along the way, he’ll talk about each location’s observation and photographic hotspots and what you might expect to find, and he’ll share some tips and tricks to help you create a truly memorable experience. And since no day in the field is complete without a good meal, Shawn will pass along his recommendations for a good place to relax, eat, and recap the day’s adventures. So grab your binoculars and camera, pack your sunscreen, and throw on your beach shoes as we search the Gulf Coast for Spoonbills, Alligators, Limpkins, and Eagles.

Barn Swallow

Mass Audubon Museum of American Bird Art

Photographing Birds and other Wildlife in Massachusetts and Beyond

Mass Audubon Museum of American Bird Art
Canton, MA

Date: Sunday April 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Photographing birds and other wildlife has become increasingly popular over the last ten years with vast improvements in digital technology. Challenges may include such questions as where do you photograph birds, when do you photograph them and how do you photograph birds?

The workshop will include:

Section #1:  Photo equipment; cameras, lenses, tripods, photo blinds and other “odds and ends”.

Section #2:  Location, location, location! Where and when you photograph birds in Massachusetts and what equipment is needed at each site. Plus some other locations in the US that you might want to visit.

Section #3: You know what camera equipment to use and where to go to photography birds and other wildlife in Massachusetts. However what do you do with the hundreds maybe even thousands of digital photos? How to organizing them? For this section we will look at using Adobe Lightroom to help us with keywords and how to organization your photo/files. Also a quick look at processing photos for output to e-mail or web.

Marsh Wren Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Marsh Wren
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge