Clay Taylor

Enter the World of Digiscoping With Jeff Bouton and Clay Taylor (Wednesday 1-3 PM)

Clay Taylor started birding in Connecticut in 1975, using ONLY a 35mm film camera and a 500mm mirror lens. A Bushnell SpaceMaster spotting scope came next, and he eventually broke down and bought a binocular in 1978. While a binocular is pretty much a necessity for birding, to this day he still brings a camera while in the field. No more 500mm lens, though, as his spotting scope reaches from 1300mm to 3000mm – the magic of Digiscoping!!! Through the 1980s, Clay was banding migrating hawks and leading birding tours, and in 1999 he started working for Swarovski Optik N.A., when he first attended the Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival. Fed up with CT winters, he moved to Corpus Christi, TX in 2008, where he can see birds and butterflies in his yard year round. Cameras: Olympus E-M1 MkII, Pentax K3, Sony a7III, iPhone 11Pro Max