Escrito em 22 de dezembro de 2021
In order to start birdwatching, you are not required to have much equipment. In fact, the most important for a beginner is a good vision (or other alternative senses) and a willingness to go outside and explore.
More than thinking of spending money on the first equipment you come across, you should consider spending time outside first.
Nonetheless, there are two or three things you should take into account for your start. They are a pair of binoculars, a field guide, a journal and a field notebook (check our previous articles about each subject on each link).
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Escrito em 14 de dezembro de 2021
Like in any other field, in Birdwatching you will realise that there are also new words, vocabulary and sometimes even almost like a different dialogue. Among many, “birder” and “birdwatcher” are the far most used and known. Yet, there is another one that is becoming rather common nowadays, which is “twitcher”.
The term “twitching” is British and it essentially means the pursuit of a rare bird previously located in a specific area. For the same definition, in North America, the common term is “chasing”.
So, a “twitcher” is a person with a more active approach to birdwatching, wasting no time ... Ler mais
Escrito em 10 de dezembro de 2021
There are several reasons why a wild bird can get injured from. Some of the most common are getting attacked by feral cats, being hit by cars, window strikes, bacterial and viral illnesses, falling from the nest, and many more.
How do we know whether a bird is injured or not?
A few things can help us understand if a bird is injured. One of the first clues is when it is found on the ground without moving or flying away when approached. Another good clue is to look at the condition of the feathers and eyes. If the feathers ... Ler mais