Robert Schaefer | the Internet Bird Collection

Robert Schaefer

Mt. Airy, Maryland

Robert Schaefer has been a birder since he was a teenager (half a century ago), but took up bird videography only a few years ago. He uses a Sony HDR-HC9 camcorder with a 2x teleconverter lens, on a tripod. No matter what the optics, he has found that the best way to get good videos is to find ways to get really close to the birds, and this has added a whole new dimension to his enjoyment of birds. He has mostly recorded videos close to home but has also recorded some in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Canada, and Australia. One shortcoming of videography as opposed to still photography is the difficulty of sharing one's results with others, but the Internet Bird Collection now makes this possible.

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Videos, photographs and sound recordings by Robert Schaefer

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