Why Birdwatching?

 

  • Social – meet new people and renew acquaintances.
  • Competition – how many birds can you see? How many species? Be the first to find new ones? Post on list serves and eBird.
  • Hunt – Finding birds in habitat.
  • Skill Building – Becoming proficient with optics. Keying on birds using songs and calls.
  • Gentle Physical Activity – Reason for a walk.
  • Enjoying Nature – Exposure to bird habitat – other animals, trees, flowers.
  • Mark Seasons – Notice the different birds with different seasons and changes.
  • Travel to New Places – nearby and far away
  • Build Identification Skill – home study and practice in the field to build proficiency
  • Natural History of Birds – study and sharing of bird behavior and physiology.
  • Be a positive role model in bird conservation activities by being informed and sharing. (CW)