As a pro bird watcher, you might already have your reasons for loving the sport so much. However, for new birders, finding the major reasons why birding is worth dying for might need a little more time along the trail. In this post, I am going to talk to you about why I love bird watching and why you should too. After years of experience out there I believe that sharing what I already have with my fellow birders would be the most fulfilling thing to do. I have lined up a couple of reasons for you that I believe you will find quite fascinating.
So Much to Learn
Yes, you got it right. Whenever birds are seen, there is usually so much to learn. There are always so many interesting things going on including feeding patterns, flying tricks, and other peculiar behaviors.
Like I have noted after many years of bird watching when it comes to feeding patterns, some will hunt-fight for a living, others will whisk tiny organisms off the water, others break seeds, while some will others will do the most acrobatic flights to sweep off their prey. It is simply amazing in many ways.
It is Beautiful Too
You might have noticed this when starting out on birding. If not, let me make it clearer. While many birds try to remain hidden, there is quite a number that can hardly go unnoticed. To these species, the bigger, brighter, crazier, and louder they are the more attractive they are to their mates.
If you catch them on the go, you will love the sight. With their brighter colors popping out, feathers standing aggressively, and the beautiful tunes ringing through the atmosphere, I would be damned if you didn’t fall for them at all.
And come to think of it, who hasn’t been amazed by the beautiful formation of geese migrating around the corals?
It’s a Lifetime Event
Even more to the icing is the fact that you can watch birds anywhere and at any time around the world. It doesn’t matter your location really; there will always be a bird around to catch a glimpse on. Birds are around our homes, in the water, town, foot trails, bushes, and even forests too.
You Connect with Nature
Again, watching birds helps you to get out there. It helps you to keep your brain and body active and to also connect with nature in the most close up ways. Because birds will always stay outside, anyone who wants to catch any sight of the bird must get out. This is the one hobby that has allowed me to tour the world.
It Doesn’t Cost a Dime
Well, you will have to get a pair of binoculars to get the best images of birds and if you wanted to watch the birds on a close-up but that’s the much it can go. Even so, watching a bird really costs nothing other than raising your head up the sky and ideally keep your eyes open.
Easy to Identify Too
Finally, unlike many other species including insects and animals, identifying birds is rather easy. Depending on size, habitat, color, and shape, you can easily round-up the type of bird that you had seen on the field and get its exact name. Many birders have done this before and ended up with the very best results.
A good pair of binoculars is your most important tool if you intend to enjoy bird watching. So you should find a pair that you like and simply hit the trail. In addition to that, you will need a field guide. This is a small booklet with different species of birds for easy identification and recording too.