People who are fascinated by birds have spread all over the world after birding became one of the most popular hobbies for several years now and one of the cheapest ones.
It costs only $100 or less to purchase the needed equipment to enjoy the bird show. According to experienced birders, May is the perfect time to go in parks, suburban yards, and forest preserves thanks to the warm weather.
Others might look funny at you in the beginning so make sure you tell people why you are using binoculars to avoid suspicion. It’s nice that age does not matter, so everyone regardless of their age, can enjoy this hobby.
To learn more about birds, just take a walk, observe what the others are doing and ask for tips. If you add this to the level of knowledge you already have, it is going to be more than enough to a perfect start as an amateur birder.
Most birds migrate. Therefore, they do not have a fixed date when they come back in the parks. That is another reason why May would be the ideal time to come and do your thing. Regarding birds’ activity, rest assured, because they are predictable. Just as humans, they also have habits. If you learn their habitat preferences and seasonal patterns, everything will become easier.
Besides, if you want to see a bird, then you will have to struggle to increase your chances. Best would be to set some target birds to motivate yourself. Transform it from a hobby into a mission. Your research will improve, and you will find the courage to ask around as much as you can.
Still, don’t discourage yourself if you don’t get to see the bird by which you are most fascinated. Sometimes birds slip away, so frustration is inevitable even if you are an experienced birder. Another important aspect is that you must be honorable. Ethics count, so be responsible and don’t create stress for birds and other birders.
The last tip is that you should preserve and help the community. If you just donate a few dollars you can bring your contribution in helping the ecosystem. Moreover, the future of the birds will be better protected.