A large number of people all over the world enjoy bird watching or birding. There are over 100,000 species of birds found all over the world. birds are colorful, lively, interesting to listen to and relatively easy to attract to our gardens. Bird watching does not require a lot of equipments - just a good pair of binoculars and a field guide that will help identify the bird..
The best way to start is to go with someone who has been birding for a while. If you don't have friends who do so, try finding a local birding club. Many good bookshops have a selection of books, magazines and tapes on bird watching. Learn to indentify common local species using your field guide. Consider putting a bird feeder and/or bird attracting native plants around your home. Because different birds live in different habitats, try to visit as many different habitat types as you possibly can.
Choosing A Bird Guide:-
A good bird has clear, easy to recognize colour illustrations. The guide includes includes information about habitats, maps showing range of different birds, if, where and when they migrate and what their song or call sounds like.The better guides show seasonal colour changes, similar appearing species, and provides information on how to tell them apart. These guides also give information about the various birding sites.
Better Safe Than Sorry:-
Bird watching can be a fascinating and rewarding way to spend your time, and following basic safety tips can enhance your bird watching experiences..:-
* Watch for Wildlife: Many bird watching sites are also home to large animals. So make sure you do not turn over large rocks, or stick your hands or feet into rock formations, tree logs, brush, or other enclosed areas since scorpion bites and snake bites can be lethal.
* Sinking Land: Marshes and wetlands are not solid ground. Use a walking stick to check the soil conditions before walking or setting up your tripod, tent, or other equipment.
* First Aid: Take food, water, a first- aid kit, and extra layers of clothing..
- Be Quiet, avoid harassment ;don't disturb the birds.
- Be extra careful during the breeding season of the birds.
- Do not handle eggs or young or stay too long at nests.
- Don't use bird call audio tapes to attract birds, unless very necessary for some research.
- Follow all rules of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
- Divide larger groups of people into smaller more manageable numbers.
- Leave no liter or trash, carry it back with you.
- Use flash sparingly when photographing birds.
- Be aware of others in your group and how your actions affect their enjoyment..
HOPE YOU LIKE IT..:)