Our Bird Watching Page
You are at the bird watching page. It tells you the best tips about watching birds.
- The first tip is to be quiet. You should be quiet even if you are at a bird place with a lot of friends.
- You should have binoculars.
If you don't have binoculars, you should try to persuade your parents to get you a pair. If they won't let you, just save up, or join ThinkQuest and win it. If you're the parent you shouldn't have read that!
- You should always have a lifelist. (a list of birds that you've seen). You are most likely to see a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Red-tailed Hawk on a woods trip.
- Always bring food!! My Mom forgot to bring the sandwiches on one of our woods trips, so I almost starved.
You should bring a bird field guide so that you can look up any new birds you might see.
- A good raptor (bird of prey like an eagle) bird book is the Audubon Birds of Prey pocketbook. It has a lot of bird types in it, so if you see a really strange raptor, you can look it up in there.
- Another good book is called the Peterson Field Guide to Hawks. It has pictures of birds, common and rare. It is really neat, and the series is by Roger Tory Peterson, the most famous modern ornithologist.
- My favorite bird book is a book called All the Birds. It has all the birds, or almost all of them and it has the sizes and where to see them. That costs $20.
- Another good bird book is the National Geographic Birds of North America book. It is like All The Birds, but is a bit more expensive.
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