Back to All Events

Birds, Birders, and Bird Photographers: The Lines Have Blurred

See how photographing birds has changed over the years, from film based photography, to digital and now even iPhones! In today’s digital world it’s become a lot easier, with more and more birders photographing birds as well as watching them. Jim will show lots of photographs of birds we all love so much, recorded in U.S. locations ranging from here at home to Alaska, as well as hotspot birding destinations like Mexico and Costa Rica. There will be tips and suggestions along the way to help you take better images or simply help you enjoy watching our feathered friends.

Jim has been photographing birds for more than 40 years. His first published photograph was of a Saw-Whet Owl in The National Audubon Society's Encyclopedia of North American Birds in 1980. Since then Jim's photographs are published hundreds of times every year. His work has appeared in numerous magazines including National Geographic, Time, Audubon, Birdwatching, Wildbird, Discovery, Nature Conservancy and ABA’s Birding, as well as in calendars, field guides and books including The Birds of New England by Jim Roetzel and Jim Zipp published in 2008. Jim  travels throughout North America from Alaska to Florida as well as Canada, Mexico and Central America in search of new images with Alaska being a favorite that draws him back again and again.

For 25 years he, his wife Carol and son Ryan have also owned and operated The Fat Robin Wild Bird Shop in Hamden.


Earlier Event: October 23
Connecticut's Owls
Later Event: January 22
Conserving Coastal Wildlife