ZEISS Optics Supports The Gyrfalcon Project and Conservation

by Bryce W. Robinson

Photo copyright Neil Paprocki

Photo copyright Neil Paprocki

ZEISS Optics has been kind enough to offer a gesture of support by providing optics for my work here in Arctic Alaska. Without a doubt, this equipment will help ensure a successful season and minimize our time and effort during searching and monitoring nests. It helps so much to have brightness and clarity while assessing behaviors or nest status.

I’m very impressed with ZEISS, not only for their products which are truly the top of the line, but with their willingness to support my work, and in turn conservation. A company interested in helping organizations like The Peregrine Fund deserves special recognition.

Photo copyright Neil Paprocki

Photo copyright Neil Paprocki

The optics I’ll be using this summer are the Diascope 65 T FL spotting scope set atop a carbon fiber tripod with a solid and smooth head, and the Conquest HT 8×42 binoculars. The minute your hands touch this equipment you know they are quality. Field work is very hard on optics at times, but I’m confident that my daily tasks will cause no harm to the binoculars or the scope. They are durable. They are quality.

Photo copyright Neil Paprocki

Photo copyright Neil Paprocki

Stay tuned over the summer. I’ll be posting digi-scoped photos of Gyrfalcons and nestlings, along with other western Alaska specialties. I’ll also write some reviews towards the end of the season on how the optics handled the harsh Alaska tundra, and helped complete the work.

Thanks again to ZEISS Optics for making Gyrfalcons visible.

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