Firstly, do a complete research on the place
where you are going for bird watching and
the bird species found there. Now, gather
all the information about those bird species
- their features, songs, calls, color, etc.
Make sure to carry a good pair of binoculars
with you. It is advisable to practice a little
with the binoculars before actually using
It is better to search for the birds with the
naked eye first. Use of binoculars narrows
down the field of vision to quite an extent,
making it difficult to spot birds.
Light reflections as well as shadows often
lead to a distortion of the colors of the
birds. It is better to first consider other
factors while determining the bird species.
It is very difficult to correctly judge the
size of the birds, especially when they are
flying. Basing the identification of birds on
the size can be misleading.
Observe the distinguishable features of the
bird first of all. Features like bill, legs,
etc, can be quite helpful in identification.
Even the behavior of the birds, like climbing
a tree trunk, swimming, etc, can provide vital
clues that may lead to correct determination
of the birds.
Pay due attention to the songs and calls of
the birds. They serve as an excellent way of
Services of a good field guide are always
useful, as they have much knowledge about
birds, their features as well as their calls.
Precautions to be followed while Bird Watching
Do not make noise while watching the birds.
You are visiting the sanctuary for watching
the birds, not disturbing them.
You need to be extra careful in case you are
going for bird watching during the breeding
season of the birds.
Never ever touch the eggs of the birds and do
not even venture around the nest for too long.
Birdcalls should never be used for attracting
the birds. It causes unnecessary confusion and
disturbance amongst them.
Follow all the rules as well as the instructions
given at the sanctuary..
Do not litter while inside the park/sanctuary.
It is advisable to carry the trash back with
you and put it in a rubbish bin.