Digital Images by David & Stephanie Salter
For the most part, bird photography is difficult. A telephoto lens is necessary and lots of patience. Birds can be hard to locate and when found they are typically uncooperative. The small, secretive, hyperactive, twitchy birds are the most aggravating. Nevertheless, we have so far managed to photograph over 325 species (including both sexes in most cases.) Because of it's proximity to Mexico and great bird diversity, Southern Arizona is one of our favorite localities for bird photography. The next 6 plates contain a sampling of our collection.