Friday, January 13, 2012

Bird watching has been an important part of my life for over 30 years. It's a great hobby shared by people all over the world. It can be enjoyed at any level from observing birds at your bird feeder to taking trips to the park, countryside, or even to resorts catering to birdwatchers. Birds are beautiful, fascinating creatures and observing them can teach you about our natural world.

compared to most other hobbies, bird watching takes little to get started. All you need is a a good birding field guide to help you identify the birds you see and a pair of binoculars. Joining a club like your local Audubon Society is certainly not necessary but it is a great way to meet other birders, learn more about birds and their habitat, and go on sponsored outings.

After awhile, birding will probably peak your interest in other natural sciences. In my case, I've also I've become interested in wildflowers, trees, and even geology.

The purpose of my blog is to help people learn about bird watching and begin an adventure that's fun and will enrich their lives.


  1. Great article! I started with Stan Tekiela's "Birds of Minnesota."

  2. I agree as I considered myself more of a novice naturalist now after some kind people on a birding e-mail list took me under their wing. I have overcome a lot of fears getting my camera out and are very interested in insects also..One of my favorite photos is of a cicada..linnes female....Michelle