So, Are You a Birder, yet? This is a fantastic hobby and relatively easy to get started. Basically, You just have to look at Birds! Like Photography, You can venture into the Hobby as much as You want. My suggestion would be to familiarize yourself with the Birds in your area first, then go from there. Next, you need a field guide for identification (or updated version would be a phone with internet). Cameras and binoculars are optional. Finally, You go outside to a spot where birds are and You look at them. What You do from there is up to You!
You now have an additional option if You can not go outside, You can go to Google! There are other people like me who post their bird pics. Of course, there are information sites everywhere. The most viewed Bird is the Hummingbird. You are in luck, I just happen to have a few hundred to share! Enjoy!
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Birding, birdwatching, and twitching
Birder. The acceptable term used to describe the person who seriously pursues the hobby or sport of birding. May be professional or amateur.Birding. A sport and/or hobby in which individuals enjoy the challenge of bird study, listing, or other general activities involving bird life.Bird-watcher. A rather ambiguous term used to describe the person who watches birds for any reason at all, and should not be used to refer to the serious birder.—Birding, Volume 1, No.2
Growth and economics
- Big Day: teams have 24 hours to identify as many species as possible.
- Big Year: like a big day, but contestants are individuals, and need to be prepared to invest a great deal of time and money.
- Big Sit or Big Stay: birdwatchers must see birds from a circle of prescribed diameter (e.g.: 17-foot). Once birds are spotted, birdwatchers can leave the circle to confirm the identity, but new birds seen may not be counted.
Networking and organization
Look how fat he got this summer!
Click on below link to view the photostudy for 9 8 13 in my G+Photo Albums!(slideshow option)
Link to September 8, 2013 photostudy:
...this is brendasue singing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time! Happy Birding!!! You will discover many things! See You in the woods!