Bird watching or Birding are two words with the same meaning, in which it is the activity of observing wild birds in their natural habitat not birds in cages or in any form of captivity. Bird watching means understanding and learning to recognize what birds are doing. It is an activity you can keep doing all your life, in any part of the world.
Birds have always delighted people all over the seas because of their marvelous beauty and their power of flying. Historically birds used to be considered “omens” in which the ancient Romans believed that the flights and the calls of birds could foretell the future, while nowadays modern science uses birds as a kind of oracle as any changes in the population of birds can reflect the health of the environment.
What people do when they go Bird watching?
Life gets more interesting all of a sudden when you become aware of the wide ranging bird life all around you. Probably you will find at least 100 species that are easy to find in your region, Bird watching is something you can do in your back yard or any park.
anywhere you travel or you can take specific trips to see birds that live in a certain environment like: a native prairie in North Dakota, or the old growth forest of the Pacific Northwest, or in North America that contains over 800 species of birds. You can join a local bird club or go for a walk with other bird watchers, and most importantly begin noticing the birds around you.
What pleasure you gain from Bird watching?!
You can feel a deep feeling of fun, a kind of thing that you will get fulfilled as you have made a piecing together with the gigantic beauty of nature. Some scientists believed that one has a primeval instinct of hunting and Bird watching invokes that instinct as it delivers all the sense of satisfaction of the hunt and even though the bird itself escapes unharmed, it is like the perfect sport nowadays.
Bird watching gets you outside and walking which provide your physical health and it is unproblematic as your attention is on the birds. By taking up Bird watching parents and grandparents can introduce their children to an interest in nature uniting people across generations; it is like the ideal social activity where all people can share their knowledge about birds. Even if you want your mind to settle down a little bit, all the nature will become your friend having a special pleasure in going out alone to a bird. Bird watching is the sport of many moods you have.
What is the perfect time for Bird watching?
Bird watching is about acquiring knowledge; it fulfills the quest for information, not only the names of the birds, but also their songs, their behavior and how they relate to the rest of the nature, it is like a unique opportunity of enjoying a successful exercise of human pleasure.
You will need a pair of binoculars, a field guide and a hat to begin and also you can have a small notebook to have some Bird watching notes or recording of what you see or a description of a bird and also you can have some papers if you are fond of drawing. You can go to the annual Great Backyard Count that starts on Friday, February 2017, where birdwatchers of all ages around the world are there, in which almost 164000 bird watchers joined this event from more than 130 countries in 2016.
Yes, Bird watching is like a sport and the prize of it can only be described as happiness by getting a lifetime ticket to the theatre of nature all over the sea