The Joy of Bird Watching

Ah, the joy of bird watching. If you’re like me, you receive special satisfaction from attracting birds to your backyard or garden. No doubt you have worked hard to transform your yard or garden into a space that attracts many different types of birds, and you enjoy just sitting and watching your new feathered friends for long periods of time. In fact, this brings so much enjoyment that you decide to expand your hobby from the birds that you can study in your

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How to Choose Binoculars for Bird Watching

Bird watching is a wonderful hobby that can last a lifetime. While many of us receive great enjoyment just from watching the birds that visit our back yards, other people are interested in learning much more about these fascinating creatures by observing them more closely. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with a good pair of bird watching binoculars. For those who are more serious about bird watching, having a decent pair of binoculars can make our

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Attracting Birds To Your Backyard

What a delightful way to spend an afternoon — watching colorful feathered creatures flit about the yard. Hummingbirds that hover, jays that scrap over scraps, robins tugging earthworms! Just as you don’t visit places that aren’t welcoming, birds don’t visit every back yard. To watch them play, you need to make them welcome. Food, water, and shelter are good places to start. Like people, birds have preferences in foods. Blue jays, crows and ravens will eat nearly anything. Some are

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Bird Watching Binoculars: Do’s and Don’ts

Expanding the eyes of a birder, binoculars are quite helpful, as they possess the power to greatly enhance the overall results of a bird outing. Decent binoculars make for decent birding, while poor binoculars can create missed opportunities with birds, as well as intense headaches that come from double vision, blurry images, and straining of the eye. There is no denying the difference felt between a pair of binoculars that cost about $60 and a pair that goes for $900.

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Birding by Ear to Identify Birds

The soothing sounds of a bird’s song are sometimes a shrieking irritation to some people. However, the truth is that you can use specific tunes to recognize the kind of feathered friend emitting the sounds you hear, which allows you to look up the species in a field book. This is accomplished by “tuning” into bird songs. It is important to know that each and every species of bird delivers distinctive sounds, and that birding by ear allows you to

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