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Bird Photography Tips – Bird Identification: Which Species are Located Where You’re Photographing? (preview)

Eastern meadowlark, ON The two meadowlark species in Canada look almost identical. Gear/Settings: Canon 1Ds Mark II, 600mm f/4 IS lens and 1.4x extender, ƒ8@1/640 sec., ISO 400

Eastern meadowlark, ON
The two meadowlark species in Canada look almost identical.
Gear/Settings: Canon 1Ds Mark II, 600mm f/4 IS lens and 1.4x extender, ƒ8@1/640 sec., ISO 400

Story and Photography by Ethan Meleg

Many fledgling bird photographers start without a bird-watching background and find it difficult to identify all but the common species. Fantastic bird photos are posted daily on social media by photographers asking what kind of bird they captured. My own email inbox fills up weekly with bird photos taken by my friends, promising beer in exchange for helping them identify the various species.

Bird photography is a great way to learn birds and, on the flip side, learning to identify birds can greatly improve your success photographing them. Approximately 687 species of birds have been recorded in Canada, so it can seem daunting at first trying to figure out the variety of a particular bird …

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