If you have pet birds in your home then you know just how peaceful their company can be. However, enjoying the company of birds and relaxing as you watch them prune themselves and interact with each other doesn’t have to limited to your home.
If you love nature and you love birds, below is a great starter’s guide to help you start bird watching!
What Are You Going to Wear?
Don’t worry, you don’t need to dress in the latest bird-watching fashions and trends (as interesting as that would be), however, you will be outdoors and active so it’s important to wear the right clothing.
Treat bird watching as a light cardio exercise and check out items from the Groupon Coupons page for Torrid like some zip leggings or mesh inset tank top. Items like these give you freedom of movement and can help to keep you cool in the sun. Similarly, if you don’t own a quality pair of walking shoes then it’s best to pick up a pair of these, also.
What Are You Going to Pack?
The best point to keep in your mind is that you will be walking around in the outdoors for a long time. While this shouldn’t dissuade you from enjoying the benefits of bird watching, it is important to remember so that you don’t overpack your items and find yourself exhausted before you have had a chance to see any birds.
The main items to take are:
- Energy Snacks
- Camera (camera phone is fine)
These are the basic items you will need during the day and will be the difference between enjoying a full day of bird watching and having to return home for more supplies.
Where to Go?
If you have a favorite place to go, then set aside the day and instead of sitting there for just an hour, sit there for a few hours and wait to see which birds fly in and out. If possible, try visiting the place at a different time of the day than you usually would, to increase the chances of seeing something new.
If you don’t have a place in mind, look at maps online to find areas with a lot of greenery where there are likely to be a lot of birds. Alternatively, local bird watching sites and social media groups can help point you in the right direction, and may even be able to give you advice on where you can see a particular bird you have been looking for.
What to Do?
Nothing! That’s the beauty of bird watching. All you need to do is find somewhere comfortable to sit and look around at the peaceful surroundings in search of birds. Once you find ones you like, be sure to take pictures of them along with taking note of any other details, such as where you saw the bird, at what time you saw it, and whether it exhibited any strange or curious behaviors.
Bird watching is a great activity which people of all fitness levels can do. If you love nature and are looking for a new relaxing activity, bird watching could be just the thing for you.