I almost never post to Jerseybirds, but is laser use something we as birders should be doing or advocating? Even if you are not aiming it at a specific bird or suspected location, aren't you still likely to inadvertently paint up some other wild creature? Does anyone know of any studies showing how birds react to lasers?
> On July 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM Steve Mattan <stevemattan...> wrote: > > > Marty, > > Green laser pointers are not illegal in the US. However there are power level restrictions. > > Any reputable amateur astronomy shop should have models that meet the restrictions for general use. > > Steve Mattan > Earth > Visit My Photoblog: http://recycledphotons.blogspot.com > > > > > On Jul 5, 2017, at 11:08 AM, Marty DeAngelo <martytdx...> wrote: > > > > During a Christmas Bird Count, a fellow birder whipped out a green laser > > pointer to direct our view toward where to look for birds (don't worry, he > > was careful to point it NEAR the location and direct us from there). I know > > that green lasers are likely illegal in the U.S. (the interwebs seem to > > differ on that fact), but I'm wondering if anyone knows any other laser > > pointers with sufficient strength and accuracy to do something similar. I'm > > heading up to NH in 10 days and want to help the kids know where to look > > when I find birds in the woods. > > > > Thanks in advance! > > Marty DeAngelo > > > > > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/> > > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> > > List help: <jerseybi-request...> > > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi > > > How to report NJ bird sightings: see <www.njbrc.com/index.php/reporting-rare-birds/> > or e-mail to <njbrcreport...> > List help: <jerseybi-request...> > List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=jerseybi