If you seek about new hobby that will get you outdoors, and you love nature is environmentally friendly, and doesn’t take a big investment in instruction or equipment to get started, then Birdwatching may be for you.
Best of all, birdwatching is one of the fastest growing hobbies, so it’s a great way to meet new friends.
How to start birdwatching?
If you’re obtrusive about nature and want to learn more about what’s around you, birding is a great skill and a fun hobby. When you start to take an idea of the birds around you, you might find yourself more perceptive of other things.
You should observe sounds you previously overlooked. You might start to notice small details in your surroundings, like individual trees, insects, fruits, and flowers. So you should find yourself more in tune with the passing of the seasons. Birding can be a gateway into recognizing and appreciating a wider world that was there all along.
what is the things you need in birding?
Birding is not expensive hobby that you can take with you anywhere in the world. There are only three things you need to get started:
- bird guide
- positive attitude
Bird guides are essential for learning and identifying bird species. Guides are available in all shapes, sizes and formats. So which is the right one?
The simplest kind of guide is a bird ID card. Usually a folded, waterproof sheet, it’s the lightweight option. These guides only list a few of the most common species, so you’re more likely to see the birds on the card. They are inexpensive and usually available in park visitor centers. These cards are a great way to introduce children to common birds they might find in the park.
For beginners, a bird book arranged by color may be the easiest way to get started. However, these types of books typically only list common species. You may find your interpretation of a bird’s color differs from the book’s!
Benefit of Birdwatching:
Birdwatching have many benefit.
1- It helps you connect with nature:
Birds are some of the best ambassadors from the natural world. There are roughly 10,000 species spread across countless habitats on all seven continents. With their voices, plumage patterns, colors, and antics, birds invite us to learn about them and the ecosystems they inhabit.
2- Appreciation for Nature:
Bird watching inspires a harmonious union with nature. It requires watchers to spend time in the great outdoors where they soak up vitamin D from the sun, breathe fresh air, and commune with animals. A love of the beauty and of the uniqueness of birds inspires a love of all nature, and spending time in nature is great for your health.
3- Good and calming effect:
Simply being able to see birds, and spending more time in nature, has been shown to lower the risk of anxiety, stress and depression.
4- Sense of Community:
Although individual outings can be either solo-trips or undertaken with a small group, bird watchers have fostered a strong sense of community. Hobbyists take pleasure in discussing the details of their latest trip both online and in person. This common interest is great for social health and making and keeping lifelong friends.
5- Birdwatching is a great way to make friends:
Birdwatchers are generally a pretty sociable group. They love to talk about birds, about their birding experiences, and about the places they have visited in their pursuit of birds.
There are birding groups small and large across the U.S. and the world. The Internet Age has revolutionized the way in which birders meet and share information. With just your smartphone or computer, you can meet and chat with a fellow bird lover in Uzbekistan, or you can make arrangements to go birding with someone in New Guinea.