Birding How To

Bird watching or birding involves something more than just watching birds from afar. Binoculars and telescopes are used to get extreme close up images of the birds. High quality cameras are used to capture images or free hand sketches are made on field journals to maintain a record of each and every bird viewed during the day.

Other information related to the area where the birding enthusiast observed the bird, its characteristics, colors, shape, size, call, and other such details are also noted. Basic preparation for the task involves wearing attire suitable for bird watching, carrying basic equipment required to observe the bird and using journals or electronic devices like laptops or media players to prepare written or oral notes of the activity. A wireless internet connection will help upload images and other data to online forums and groups in a jiffy. Group birding trips may require additional organization and preparation.

How to Identify Different Birds

Birding beginners often feel overawed by the ability of expert birders to identify birds in a span of a few seconds. Birding seems a lot more fun when one can focus on multiple birds in a short period of time. There is a specific method to be followed to identify the birds quickly. From the general species to the individual characteristics - each and every aspect can be identified provided one k...


How to Photograph Birds

Use of high quality cameras to capture photograph of birds during birding expeditions was restricted to rich enthusiasts who could spend a lot of money on their hobby. However, the availability of low cost digital cameras means that even amateur enthusiasts of birding can capture high quality photographs. Before cameras became popular, enthusiasts simply sketched the bird in their field journals...


How to Attract Birds

Bird watching will not be fun if one has to travel huge distances for the same. Traveling a lot may be unavoidable when visiting a birding trail during a vacation. However, traveling many miles on a daily basis for bird watching may not be practical. In such a scenario, attracting birds to your home or backyard makes a lot more sense. 80% of all bird habitats in America are in private hands. Mak...


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