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"Brian Prescott: Photographs from A Bird's Eye View"
2002-12-04 until 2003-01-11
San Bernardino County Museum, Fisk Gallery
USA United States of America
Brian Prescott, who lives in Redlands, started photographing birds at age 13. Limited to a simple box camera and a paperboy's income, his efforts were not successful, and his interest switched to astronomy. Twenty years later he discovered that a simple adaptor would allow him to use a camera attached to his astronomy telescope, and bird photography again became his passion.
Prescott has been to five continents to see more than 1,500 species of birds, and he has photographed more than 1,000 of them. He has traveled to the four corners of North America, and into the Yukon and Northwest Territory of Canada. He has visited Costa Rica and Belize in Central America, and Venezuela and Trinidad in South America. He has also traveled to South Africa, Australia, and Iceland.
A member of the San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society since 1968, he has also been active in other local and national birding. He has led field trips for Audubon, taught classes in birding for the University of California at Riverside, and has coordinated the nine Christmas Bird Counts conducted each year by the local Audubon Society; he has conducted the count at Joshua Tree National Park for 30 years. His interest in birds and photography is a hobby, although his photographs have been published as postcards, in newspapers, and in publications of the Sierra Club.