Birding & Bird Watching


Bird watching is a fun and educational hobby that anyone can get into. All you need is a good identification guide, and perhaps a pair of binoculars. Subscribing to a good bird magazine will also help you become an expert at bird watching.

No matter where you live, there are birds around so don't think this is a hobby only for country folks. Adding a bird feeder or bird bath to your own yard can help bring the birds to you.

The hundreds of wild bird species may seem intimidating at first, but once you learn what to watch for, you'll find that it's not that hard to identify the birds that you see. Learn their colors, shapes and movements and you're well on your way to becoming an expert bird watcher. 

If you truly want to pursue this hobby, you'll need to keep some records on the birds that you see. Start making a list (called a birder's life list) to record your sightings. Think of it as a collection that doesn't take up much room in your house..