Guide To Bird Watching
One of the good hobbies for nature lovers is bird watching. You will not only learn about the great species of birds that live around you but you will also have a great pass time activity. Bird watching is not as complex as most beginners may think as all one needs is a few pointers.
The first thing a bird watcher needs to know is where to find the birds. Tracking birds for beginners is often tedious as birds are often flying all over the place and it may be a challenge to know where their habitat is at. Getting the birds to come to you is one of the easy and simplest things you can do. This can be done by putting up a bird feeder. A lot of local birds will be attracted to our backyard if you set up an inexpensive bird feeder. More bird species will come to your backyard when they realize you have readily available food. By doing this, you will be a backyard birder which is a good thing as you get to see different types of birds in your backyard.
It is important o you to get good field guide one you get started on the bird watching. As a bird watcher it is important o you to invest in a well written field guide. Have a bird guide that has more than just the pictures of birds. Other than the bird pictures, the guide should also have in-depth details about the birds’ habitat and things like their migration pattern. The guide should go further and have detailed illustrations of the male and female species of the same birds. One of the things to look out for is a book that is easy to understand as you flip through as it will come in handy for you as a beginner. To ensure the guide you have will help you in identifying the birds you see, get a guide that covers bird species in our area. The guide will come in handy when you choose to go outside your home for bird watching.
A good pair of binoculars is what you will need next to your guide. The most important things you need to look out for as you get your first pair of binoculars is the good optics and not necessarily the most expensive. The monocular is a better choice if you want something compact.
There is a next step for you to take once you have started on bird watching. It is important that you keep a detailed notebook of the type of bird s you have spotted. You can choose a regular pattern on keeping this record, seasonally or yearly. These are the notes you can use when comparing notes with fellow birders.