Why I Love Watching Birds as a Binocular Enthusiast

Bird Watching

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 birding 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 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 are 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 organism 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 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 birding. 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 bird for easy identification and recording too.

Binocular and bird watching

The Joy of Binoculars

As a binocular enthusiast, I can attest to the joy and benefits of using binoculars while bird watching. Binoculars allow for a closer and more detailed view of birds, which can enhance the overall experience. They also allow for better identification of birds, which can be especially helpful for beginners. When choosing binoculars, it is important to consider factors such as magnification, field of view, and weight.

The Art of Patience

Bird watching is a pursuit that demands patience and mindfulness. It’s about embracing the stillness of the moment, waiting for the subtle movements in the foliage or the distant call of a bird. Binoculars, with their ability to bring distant subjects into focus, amplify the rewards of patience. The gradual reveal of a well-camouflaged bird or the observation of intricate mating rituals becomes a testament to the art of slowing down and immersing oneself in the natural rhythm of life.

Capturing Moments Through Optics

Beyond the act of observation, binoculars serve as a tool for capturing moments that may be missed by the unaided eye. Whether it’s the fleeting glance of a predator or the synchronized flight of a flock, binoculars empower bird watchers to document and relive these precious moments. The integration of smartphone adapters with binoculars has further revolutionized the field, allowing enthusiasts to capture high-quality images and share their experiences with a broader community.

As a devoted binocular enthusiast, I find that the marriage of optics and ornithology in the realm of bird watching is a source of perpetual fascination and joy. The ability to witness the vibrant tapestry of avian life with enhanced clarity and precision adds a profound dimension to the birding experience. Binoculars, with their portability, precision, and capacity for immersive observation, elevate bird watching from a pastime to a lifelong journey of discovery and connection with the natural world. So, the next time you step into the realm of birding, don’t forget to bring along your trusted binoculars – the gateway to a world of avian splendor.