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Male Annas Hummingbird (Calypte anna) in flight with a green background. Image via depositphotos.

Bird watching as a sport and hobby continues to grow in popularity due to its accessible nature. Birds are found worldwide, and the interest in identifying and photographing new bird species drives people to explore new locations around the globe. This sport and hobby is even recognized as a significant driver of tourism in the United States and many other countries. Have you ever tried bird-watching?

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A cute tiny bird of prey Black Thighed Falconet.
A cute tiny bird of prey Black Thighed Falconet. Image by Wirestock via Depositphotos

Our Top Tips For Successful Bird Watching

  1. If you’re serious about becoming a “birder“, we recommend investing in a good pair of binoculars and a field guide to birds of your area.
  2. You will likely hear birds before you see them. That is why we suggest learning their calls and songs to help locate them more easily. There are many apps and websites where you can learn these.
  3. You should aim to blend in with your environment to avoid startling the birds. Avoid bright colors and opt for greens, browns and other natural tones.
  4. Patience is key when it comes to bird watching. Birds are easily startled by noises and sudden movements so move slowly, quietly and be patient.
  5. Last but not least, avoid disturbing birds and their nesting sites. Stay on marked trails if you are walking along a trail. Do not feed the birds, this can disrupt feeding patterns and lead to human dependency.

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