This was the year of birding/Hawaii presents. My boyfriend gave me everything I need to get started in amateur birding and I was completely surprised when I started opening my gifts. My parents gave us a really nice two-person tent to use during our trip to Hawaii in March. I started looking into it and learned that there are plenty of state forests and other types of parks to camp on the Big Island so I'm really excited about that.
Now to the important part- my birding presents from my boyfriend :)
Present #1: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
He knew that the zoom was less than impressive and he said he did a lot of research and found that this was a great choice for birding.
I haven't had a chance to use it yet since I still have a lot of reading to do in the manual, but hopefully after New Year's when things slow down I'll get outdoors and put it to use.
Present #2: The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
Present #3: National Geographic Birder's Journal
Present #4: Hawaii's Birds from the Hawaii Audubon Society
Present #5: Columbia Sportswear Binoculars Set
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