Bird watching is fast becoming a very popular sport amongst the people of America. In fact, statistics show that bird watching highly surpasses the number of people watching baseball and football game...
Bird watching is fast becoming a very popular sport amongst the people of America. In fact, statistics show that bird watching highly surpasses the number of people watching baseball and football games in North America.
The most important part of successful bird watching is, of course, to get to where the birds are. Although this sounds obvious, many birders waste their time and energy at poor locations. Some people have the luck of watching birds in their backyards, while some need to search for spots. It is highly recommended to visit the National Wildlife Refuge to watch birds, as there are many varieties of birds found there.
Before embarking upon a quest for a location to watch birds, it is better to do some researching as to the varieties of birds that can be found in that location. Although there are numerous species of birds around, only a few species are found in specific locations. So with a little preparation, it would be rather easy to identify bird species from one another. To watch the birds, it is always better to have a great pair of binoculars, preferably a pair with a built-in digital camera. Some binoculars also have the feature that keeps your view from shaking, anti-fogging, low-light viewing and wide-view characteristics. Such a binocular will turn a mediocre experience into a great one! Practice putting your binoculars to target before actually bird watching; birds are usually visible for only a few seconds, and this practice leads to one becoming proficient.
It is always better to take someone with you when bird watching, as life is always better when shared. Not only will you be able to spend time with someone you like, you may get alerted to the best sighting of the day. It is also better to pass the birding excitement to a child. The best part of bird watching is that you, as the viewer, get to control your experience. The more prepared you are, the better the results. And finally, no bird watcher is actually complete without a bird watching journal wherein you can note all the findings of the day.