Friday, May 26
1 – 2 pm
Where: Festival HQ, CCLC in Trescott
In this session, you will learn about the tools of the trade when it comes to birding. What guide book is right for you? Which binoculars should you choose? What’s the right clothing to wear? What other gear is available to enhance your birding experience?
These questions and more will be covered by Carroll Tiernan, who has been selling optics for Maine Audubon for over 20 years. She has trained with several manufacturers, taught many optics clinics, and is very familiar with the optics and range of other gear available to today’s birders. As for optics, you’ll have a chance to test out several varieties that Carroll will have on hand. You will learn the key binocular specifications and how to pick the right binoculars for your use and budget. You also will see how spotting scopes can be useful and how to pick the right scope.
** Carroll will have a staffed exhibit on Friday, 1-4 pm and Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm at Festival Headquarters at the CCLC.