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7 Tips for Winter Birding

7 Tips for Winter Birding

Escrito em 25 de novembro de 2021

Winter is coming and despite the cold, the season is actually very good for birdwatching. Winter tends to be a quiet season where wild animals (as well as humans!) hideaway from the cold, waiting for warmer days. However, birds don’t hibernate. So, birdwatchers are, in fact, lucky as they can see birds in the wild all year-round.  On the other hand, from a beginners perspective, winter may be the best season to start birdwatching. Especially if you live in the northern areas, where not as many bird species are present during winter. So, new birders have more time and opportunities ... Ler mais
Journal vs Field Notebook

Journal vs Field Notebook

Escrito em 19 de novembro de 2021

Journals and Field Notebooks may overlap but they can serve different purposes. Their common goal is to keep notes to document key points of our observations either for identification purposes or data collection. And this works pretty much for whichever field you are into, including, of course, birdwatching.  Considering now the birdwatching, whether using field notebooks or birdwatching journals, there are crucial details to take into account that won’t differ much. Things like the name of species, number of individuals, sizes, distinguishing features, behaviours, habitual movements, and unusual postures are information that is most likely documented in whichever tool people ... Ler mais
Codes of a Birdwatcher

Codes of a Birdwatcher

Escrito em 26 de outubro de 2021

Activities in nature, such as birdwatching, require some ethics and common sense. Respecting nature and biodiversity is vital to preserving natural areas. Plus, responsible behaviour will also allow us to better enjoy our experience outdoors.  Here are some things to keep in mind:   Be an ambassador for birdwatching and put the interests of the birds first. Seeing or photographing a bird have boundaries. Accept the fact that some species are hard to see and don’t try it at every cost. Instead, invest your time studying their behaviour better and keep trying other times. Raise awareness for the benefits of ... Ler mais