Every ascent has its perils.
Here's one to get you going:
"Dude! I can see your HOUSE from here!"
Got it? Fire at will.
Zeiss Victory FL 8x42, Swarovski EL 10x42
Leica Televid 85mm with 15–50x zoom eyepiece
Swarovski ATS 65mm with 20–60x zoom eyepiece
Bogen Manfrotto 055CX3 carbon fiber tripod, with Bogen 3130 Micro-fluid style pan headMore of Bill's Gear
Peterson Field Guide to the Birds of North America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008)
Sibley Guide to Birds of North America (Knopf 2014)
The New Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014)More of Bill's Gear
Mountainsmith Tour recycled materials lumbar pack Pajaro Grande field guide pack
LowePro Toploader 75W camera bag with harness belt
Outerwear: Arcteryx waterproof shell, Mountain Hardwear breathable rain jacket, Helly Hansen insulate rain jacket
Hat: Dorfman Pacific Company field hat
Shoes: Keen Newports, Arroyos & Arubas
Boots: Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid; MuckBoot Company Wetlands insulated rubber boots
Apple MacBook Pro laptop
Apple iPhone 6s with numerous birding apps,
Creative Travelsound i80 speaker MF5110
Motorola T6500 WalkieTalkies
Petzl Tikka headlamp
Canon EOS 30D Digital SLR camera with 300mm fixed IS lens (for bird photography)
iPhone 6s with PhoneSkope adapter for Leica spotting scopeMore of Bill's Gear