From time to time, Tropical Birding guides write articles about various subjects. This page is an archive of all of our articles.
Birding with a Camera
By Iain Campbell. February 16th, 2018
Read Iain’s article on a ‘gap in the market’ filled by Tropical Birding, who can cater now not only for the ‘serious birder’ and ‘keen nature photographer’, but also that gray area in between, the ‘Birding with a Camera’ group. These people are still chasing a decent trip list, do not want to sit by feeders all day long, but want to end the trip with a nice collection of bird/nature photographs. Many people in this area the market are currently not being catered for at all, which is ironic, seeing as this is arguably the largest niche in the current, and emerging birding tour market.
Are Birder’s Having an Identity Crisis?
By Iain Campbell. January 9th, 2018
Anyone who has gone out birding recently is sure to have noticed that birders increasingly use cameras in addition to, and sometimes as a replacement for, binoculars. Photographers are also spending more time observing birds and wildlife than they used to. Although the circumstantial evidence suggests a shift in focus within the hobby of birding, we at Tropical Birding wanted to come to a more empirical understanding of the shift, in order to best serve our clients. We did this by surveying thousands of people through our mailing lists and Facebook page, and were elated to get several hundred responses detailing people’s changing birding/wildlife watching/nature photography habits. The results left us amazed.