The term Bird refers to class of Aves i.e. bipedal, vertebrate and warm-blooded animals that lay eggs. A Bird is often seen as a symbol of love and peace. One would be surprised to know that there are around 10,000species of birds around the globe. The size of the birds may range from 5cm (Bee Hummingbird) to 2.7m (Ostrich). Majority of the birds have their forelimbs modified in to wings, which enables them to fly excluding some birds like penguins, ratites etc. Since ancient period, man and bird share a very deep bonding and thus both of them live in close association with each other.
Birds not only satisfy man�s need for food but also play a major role in providing thrill & pleasure to mankind via the activity of Bird Watching. Bird Watching also known as birding is the activity of viewing or observing birds with naked eye or with the help of binoculars. Bird watching is quite different from Ornithology (Scientific study of birds). Bird Watching is generally undertaken for fun & pleasure rather than for any scientific purposes. One can watch birds each & ever where, no matter whether it is the backyard of the house or a national park. Some bird lovers also go to the sea and watch various groups of birds flying in the sky. This bird watching activity is also termed as Seawatching. Best time for bird lovers!
In temperate regions the best time for viewing birds during the spring season or winter season. It is so because most of the birds migrate from north or south to various nesting locations. The early morning is an ideal time for viewing birds as most of the birds move out in the search of food. Most of the bird lovers cover long distances so as to enjoy the view of different species of birds.Get equipped!
Bird watching often requires certain auditory equipments so as to detect the presence of the birds. In addition, one may require certain things that might prove handy during the activity of bird watching. Some of them are listed below. Binoculars -
They are the most important device that provides one a clear view of birds that are positioned far away. Guide book -
This book helps one in identifying various types of species and thus spot them accordingly. Clothing -
One should always wear informal & comfortable clothes as per the surrounding. Capture the moments!
Never forget to take a camera, while going on bird watching. The camera should be a good one so that one capture all the beautiful moments during bird the watching activity. Thus, by undertaking the bird watching activity one can know more about various species of birds along with enjoying fun & pleasure.